Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN) Program (Opens in a new window)

Notre Dame


Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN) Program is 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. Read more.


NS3 Nuclear Science Summer School (Opens in a new window)

Michigan State University

Workshops & Conferences

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.


2018 NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop (Opens in a new window)

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Workshops & Conferences

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.


INT-JINA Topical Workshop (Opens in a new window)

Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle, WA

Workshops & Conferences

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. 


Mini-PAN (Opens in a new window)

Lansing Community College


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.