The summer of 2015 will mark the onset of the first science run of 2nd-generation interferometric gravitational wave detectors and over the next years several such detectors will form a world-wide network. The most promising sources of gravitational waves for these instruments are mergers of compact binaries. In particular, the coalescences of binary neutron star systems are considered to be the most probable events. Through gravitational wave observations, the equation of state of high-density matter is expected to be significantly constrained.
The Junior Researcher Workshop is open to graduate students and postdocs and will be held on May 21-22 prior to the main conference. This portion of the meeting consists of students and postdoc research, as well as professional development workshops.
Recently a neutron star merger was observed with gravitational waves and electromagnetically at frequencies from radio to gamma rays. This single event GW170817 dramatically advances nuclear astrophysics and heralds an exciting new era in multi-messenger astronomy.
NS3 is a summer school for undergraduate students that aims to introduce the participants to the field of nuclear science. NS3 will be hosted by Michigan State University (MSU) and will offer lectures and hands-on activities covering selected nuclear science topics. The school activities will take place at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) and will include lectures by local and visiting researchers, nuclear physics labs, a tour of the facility, discussions with graduate students and faculty, and more.
The 2018 NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop was held on April 8th through April 11th at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel. Available talks from the meeting can be found online.
Observation of gravitational waves (GWs), gamma-rays, x-rays, optical, infrared and radio waves from a neutron star (NS) merger event, now called GW170817, has the potential to revolutionize nuclear astrophysics. Data from this event has already provided strong hints that heavy elements are produced in NS mergers, and that these elements directly influence the observed optical and infra-red light curves. Properties of dense matter which was expected to play a key role also appear to be essential in interpreting the GW data.
The Impact of the LIGO/VIRGO Neutron Star Merger Discovery on Research in Nuclear Science and Nuclear Astrophysics (Opens in a new window)
Watch nuclear scientists as they discuss the impact of the LIGO/VIRGO neutron star merger discovery and followup observations on nuclear science and nuclear astrophysics.
This workshop will assemble leading experts from stellar evolution, star formation, accretion physics, and cosmology, in order to shed new light on the origin, evolution, and collapse of supermassive stars, as well as their life after death as the progenitors of the first massive quasars.
We would like to invite you to participate in the Celebration of CEMP & Gala of GALAH workshop to be held on November 13-17, 2017, at the Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
The meeting will consider two broad themes:
MICRA 2017 will be an interdisciplinary workshop aimed at fostering exchange between nuclear (astro-)physicists and computational modelers of relativistic astrophysical phenomena, such as the mergers of neutron star and core-collapse supernovae. A major goal of the workshop series is to foster efforts to include increasingly realistic microphysics in simulations so that we can confidently interpret multi-messenger observations of high density environments.
This is the 6th of the series of biennial workshops dedicated to nucleosynthesis of heavy neutron-deficient nuclei. The workshop covers a wide range of topics related to p-nuclei:
From Nuclei to the Cosmic Web strengthens interactions amongst the astrophysics and nuclear physics communities to facilitate scientific understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies.
The NuGrid collaboration meeting 2017 will be hosted by JINA-CEE and be held at NSCL in East Lansing June 19—25.
The Nucleosynthesis Grid (NuGrid) project develops and maintains tools for large scale post-processing nucleosynthesis simulations and includes 24 senior investigators, and 33 younger scientists including students and postdocs from 21 institutions in North America, Europe and Australia.
Three outstanding pioneers represent the achievements of women in the field of science and technology: The double Nobel Price winner and discoverer of radioactivity Marie Curie (1867-1934), the Austrian-Swedish nuclear physicist Lise Meitner (1878-1968) and the Viennese Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) with the invention of frequency hopping.
Dear Nuclear Astrophysics Colleague,
We would like to invite you to participate in the JINA-CEE Frontiers in Nuclear Astrophysics Meeting to be held on February 7-9, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel, 111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933.