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.
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”.
On September 29th 2018, Armenian physicists were joined by German, British, and American education teams for the first public outreach event at the A. Alikhanian National Physics Laboratory in Yerevan. Over 500 school children arrived on buses from all over the country through support from the Ministry of Education. They were joined by families, other members of the public, and the Minister of Education himself, as all were inspired by the physics demonstrations and hands-on activities.
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.