R-process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers and collapsars featuring Dan Siegel (Opens in a new window)
Dan Siegel from Columbia University gives a talk.
Title: R-process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers and collapsars
Science Alive transforms the entire Library into a whirlwind of activity and jaw-dropping performances. Curious kids won't want to miss a day of hands-on activities and jaw-dropping performances.
JINA-CEE fills the Storytime Room on the 3rd floor with a variety of hands-on activities and demos related to nuclear physics and astronomy.
Gina Duggan from Caltech gives an online seminar "Galactic Chemical Evolution Model Provides Quantitative Constraints on the r-process in Dwarf Galaxies"
Have you ever seen a fish fly? Create your own flying fish from a motor and household objects with scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA-CEE). Children will learn problem solving skills while building their own toy to take home! For ages 8-12. Registration required through the library.
Come experience a unique astronomical phenomenon with St. Joseph County Parks; the rare ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse! The park will open at 9:30 pm and staff will lead a leisurely night hike as we prepare for the lunar eclipse. Those not interested in hiking bring your camp chairs and blankets and sit by the fire. We will have physicists and astronomers on site with telescopes to explain this spectacular event.
This event is weather conditions permitting.
Wei Jia Ong
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland
A half-day event, this introduced more than 50 high school physics students in LCC’s Early College to the field of nuclear astrophysics. It included hands-on lessons regarding isotopes, nuclear reactions, and neutron capture. Graduate students gave brief explanations of their research and highlighted their own paths that led to JINA-CEE.
This half-day program will bring nuclear astrophysics to over 80 high school students. Using hands-on models and simple theory calculations, they will be introduced to rare isotope production, neutron capture processes, and current JINA-CEE research.
Department of Astrophysics, Princeton University, USA
CEMP-r/s stars and other observations of the i process - models, simulations, nucleosynthesis and the impact of nuclear physics uncertainties (Opens in a new window)
Falk Herwig, University of Victoria
Erika Holmbeck from Notre Dame University gives an online seminar “Actinide Production in Neutron Star Mergers: Observation and Theory”.
NuGrid/JINA/ChETEC School: Software Tools for Simulations in Nuclear Astrophysics (Opens in a new window)
The purpose of the Radionuclide Astronomy in the 2020's and Beyond (RA2020) workshop is focused on determining the potential science goals in radionuclide astronomy for next-generation X-ray and gamma-ray missions. This will include identifying and prioritizing open astrophysical questions on astrophysical sources of radionuclides that can be addressed by next-generation missions.
A week long program at one of two world leading nuclear physics laboratories: Nuclear Science Laboratory located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory located on the campus of Michigan State University. Learn nuclear astrophysics through lectures from faculty, and modern physics experiments.
This camp seeks to ignite stellar imaginations through an integrated STEAM approach to learning. Participants learn about math, science, and engineering through a variety of art styles. 150 campers are divided into groups by age and rotate through 24 hands-on activities, Activities are designed by collaborations with local artists, science teachers, and more!