This is a JINA-CEE supported workshop that aims to bring together different areas of research that all involve studies of heated neutron star crusts. This includes observations of different manifestations of neutron stars, theoretical calculations and simulations, and nuclear experiments. One of the primary goals of this dedicated workshop is to have a facilitated discussion about the puzzling source of shallow crustal heating, and what observations/experiments/calculations are needed to move forward.
April's South Bend Science Cafe is dedicated to this year's One Book, One Michiana by the St Joseph County Public Library https://sjcpl.lib.in.us/one-book
Students learned about pressure and forces while making explosive art during our second visit this year.
(i) r-process production in GR simulations of the double
neutron stars and CCSNe; the impact of neutrinos.
(ii) The assembly of double neutron stars and r-process
enrichment of the Galaxy and its satellites.
(iii) GW170827; kilonova emission from theoretical perspective.
(iv) GW170817; Modeling and observations of the associated kilonova.
(v) r-process production from the experimental nuclear physics perspective.
(vi) Observations of the r-process enhanced metal poor stars.
Children were introduce to the scientific method and states of matter with ooblek
Students from St Pius spent the day at Notre Dame learning about science with various campus groups. They learned about circuits and electricity through an Art 2 Science activity with JINA-CEE
250 students participated in the regional science fair. JINA-CEE provides judges for the regional fair as well as some local school fairs. We also provide prizes to support physics, astronomy, and scientific curiosity.
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
JINA students led families through a variety of experiments and Art 2 Science activities
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.
JINA-CEE has filled the Storytime room at Science Alive with hands-on activities since 2010. We are considered one of the staple exhibitors. We have also contributed to the 27 year old program by instituting a "passport" to encourage children to see multiple exhibits, and donating camp certificates for the associated raffle. We have also held exhibitor receptions in the past to support networking among science educators.
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.
JINA-CEE scientists led children through the scientific method with a flying fish Art 2 Science activity
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.