Jul
01
2020

FA1 Stellar Burning Virtual Workshop Series (6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/2) (Opens in a new window)

Online

Workshops & Conferences

This virtual workshop is organized within FA1 and consists of a series of 4 seminars. The purpose is to build and strengthen international collaborations in nuclear astrophysics issues related to stellar burning (broadly defined). The structure will take advantage of the online format, taking place for 2-hour sessions each week for four weeks. The first hour of each session will consist of three 20-minute talks, while the second hour will be an open discussion.

Jun
22
2020

R-matrix Online Talks (Opens in a new window)

Online

Workshops & Conferences

As the 2020 R-matrix workshop on methods and applications has been postponed until 2021, we have put together a condensed online meeting via zoom for interested participants. A broad range of topics will still be covered, including both experimental and theory endeavors related to R-matrix. The online workshop will take place on Monday June 22, from 12:00 to 15:00 EST. There will be three one-hour sessions that will consist of a series of five to six short 5-minute talks, starting at the top of each hour.

Jun
19
2020

A halo of chemically primitive stars around an ancient dwarf galaxy. Online Seminar by Ani Chiti (MIT) (Opens in a new window)

IReNA Online Seminar

Seminars

The Milky Way is surrounded by dozens of ultra-faint dwarf galaxies. These systems are the remnants of the earliest galaxies, and spectroscopy of their stars thereby reveals the elements produced by chemical evolution in a primitive, self-contained environment. Previous spectroscopic studies, however, had largely been limited to stars within the core of these galaxies (~2 half-light radii) due to the sparseness of their distant stars.

Jun
06
2020

Art 2 Science at home for families - Toys from home chemicals (Opens in a new window)

YouTube link coming soon

Outreach

Start time: 10 am

Live stream details coming soon

In this activity, we'll combine 4 common ingredients in 3 different ways to make things to play with. Then we'll explore experiments that could help us make our new toys even more stretchy or bouncy.

You will need:

  • Water
  • Cornstarch
  • Glue
  • Borax
  • Something to mix in (cup, bowl, baggie)
  • Something to stir with (spoon, stick, hand)
Jun
05
2020

Coulomb dissociation of 16O into 4He and 12C featuring Kathrin Gobel (Opens in a new window)

IReNA Online Seminar

Seminars

Abstract:

The fusion reaction of carbon and helium to oxygen is the key to understanding the evolution of stars and the relative abundances of both elements. The reaction rate of 12C(a,g)16O has to be known with an uncertainty of lower than 10% at a center-of-mass energy of 300 keV during Helium burning conditions. So far, experiments have studied the reaction down to about 1 MeV.

May
29
2020

The Art of Becoming a Better Mentor and Mentee (Pt. 2 of Series) (Opens in a new window)

IReNA Online Seminar

Seminars

The Seminar will begin at 2pm EST Online Seminar featuring Donna Dean (American Chemical Society).

Abstract:

In the second webinar, mentoring approaches will be addressed for both mentors and mentees.  Factors that may impact the mentoring relationship and key topics and questions for mentoring discussions will be covered.

The content of each webinar should help participants reflect on past experiences and understand how they can build and sustain more effective mentoring relationships in the future. 

May
22
2020

Developing Strong Mentoring Relationships (Pt. 1 of Series) (Opens in a new window)

IReNA Online Seminar

Seminars

The Seminar will begin at 2pm EST Online Seminar featuring Donna Dean (American Chemical Society).

Abstract:

The first webinar will focus on tools, techniques, and strategies to seek out appropriate mentors for strong mentoring relationships. . The do's and don'ts involved for mentees and mentors will be covered.  

The content of each webinar should help participants reflect on past experiences and understand how they can build and sustain more effective mentoring relationships in the future. 

May
18
2020

POSTPONED - Frontiers in Nuclear Astrophysics 2020 (Opens in a new window)

Embassy Suites, South Bend, IN

Workshops & Conferences

This will be the tenth in a series of former JINA and now JINA-CEE meetings that brings together JINA-CEE participants, collaborators, and other interested researchers in nuclear physics, astronomy, and astrophysics to discuss progress and future directions related to the understanding of the origin of the elements and neutron stars.

Organizing Committee:

Sebastian Aguilar, University of Notre Dame

Apr
27
2020

POSTPONED - International Workshop on Nuclear Statistical Physics in Astrophysics and Nuclear Applications (NuSPANA) (Opens in a new window)

Santa Fe, NM

Workshops & Conferences

We are organizing an international workshop on Nuclear Statistical Physics in Astrophysics and Nuclear Applications (NuSPANA). Nuclear reaction data is one of the key elements in nuclear applications ranging from simulating nucleosynthesis in stellar modeling to performance validation in nuclear energy and nuclear security. Experimental effort in the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is focused on neutron-induced reactions, in close collaboration with reaction theory development and continuous progress on cross-section evaluations at LANL.

Apr
23
2020

CANCELLED: The building blocks of matter: atoms or LEGOs? (Opens in a new window)

Michigan History Center, 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915

Outreach

The periodic table organizes atoms into different elements, but the chart of nuclides is a better way to classify them. Discover the secrets of the nucleus by building a chart from towers of LEGO bricks, one for each of 130 isotopes in the first ten elements. The pattern of stable and radioactive nuclei will help explain the how the matter in your body was originally made in stars! Hosted by the Michigan History Museum and sponsored by the MSU Science Festival.

Apr
17
2020

New Results on Stellar Neutrinos. Online Seminar by Frank Timmes (Opens in a new window)

IReNA online Seminar

Seminars

Abstract: Over the next decade, neutrino astronomy will probe the rich astrophysics of neutrino production in the sky, including neutrinos from the Sun, core-collapse supernova (e.g., SN 1987A), and relativistic jets (e.g., blazar TXS 0506+056). On the observational side of this new era, the Super-Kamiokande with Gadolinium, Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory, XENON, and future liquid scintillator neutrino experiments usher in a new generation of multi-purpose neutrino detectors designed to open new avenues for potentially observing currently undetected neutrinos.

Apr
04
2020

CANCELLED: MSU Science Festival Expo (Opens in a new window)

Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, Michigan State University

Outreach

The 8th annual MSU Science Festival will take place April 1-30, 2020. Presenters are getting ready to dazzle, delight, educate, and inform, reaching beyond science to include technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) and the important role they play shaping our future and everyday lives. The April 4 expo will feature dozens of booths, and JINA will be on hand to demonstrate nuclear astrophysics with hands-on activities!

Apr
03
2020

Collective neutrino flavor oscillations in supernovae from a many body perspective (E. Rrapaj) (Opens in a new window)

IReNA online seminar

Seminars

Presented by Ermal Rrapaj from the University of Minnesota

Abstract: I study the flavor evolution of a dense neutrino gas by considering vacuum contributions, mat-ter effects and neutrino self-interactions. Assuming a system of two flavors in a uniform matter background, the time evolution of the many-body system in discretized momentum space is com-puted. The multi-angle neutrino-neutrino interactions are treated exactly and compared to both the single-angle approximation and mean field calculations.  I study various configurations of up to twenty neutrinos.

Mar
19
2020

CANCELLED: Of Equal Place: Isotopes in Motion (Opens in a new window)

Wharton Center, East Lansing, MI

Outreach

Of Equal Place: Isotopes in Motion will present an exhilarating performance that combines dance, video, and physics while featuring professional dancers and guest performances by local youth. The show highlights the wonders of science and illuminates the research at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and was inspired by Dance Exchange’s critically acclaimed work The Matter of Origins. Following the performance, audience members are invited to participate in a series of activities which explore dance, physics, and FRIB. 

Mar
15
2020

17th Russbach School on Nuclear Astrophysics (Opens in a new window)

Salzburg, Austria

School
Workshops & Conferences

We announce that the 17th Russbach School on Nuclear Astrophysics will again take place at the village of Rußbach am Paß Gschütt, southeast of Salzburg, Austria. The school dates will be from March 15 (arrival and registration) to March 21 (departure) 2020. This school belongs to the European Network of Nuclear Astrophysics Schools (ENNAS). We shall limit the number of participants to about 60 to ensure a convivial atmosphere, and the possibility to share dinners between all participants.

Mar
10
2020

IReNA Workshop - Progress on the reaction rates and stellar modelling affecting the 26Al abundance in the Galaxy (Opens in a new window)

York, UK

Workshops & Conferences

The radioisotope 26Al is a key observable for providing information on the role of massive stars in the Galaxy as well as on the conditions in the early Solar System. It is produced in a number of astrophysical sites, from AGB stars and Wolf-Rayet winds through to novae and supernovae. To properly interpret the observational data, it is therefore crucial to understand to the production of 26Al in these different environments. There are a number of reactions which affect the final abundance of 26Al, including (but not limited to) 25Mg(p,g)26Al, 26Al(p,g)27Si, and 26Al(n,p/a).