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.
There is a new impetus in efforts to reconcile thermonuclear burst observations and models, and also incorporate in more detail the nuclear physics inputs. At the same time, new experimental data is becoming available, that is challenging our existing understanding of burst physics.
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.
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.
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.