Feb
01
2016

Electron Capture Supernovae and Super-AGB Stars (Opens in a new window)

Melbourne, Australia

Workshops & Conferences

This Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) workshop aims to bring together Australian and international experts from stellar evolution, supernova theory, stellar spectroscopy, hydrodynamics, and nuclear physics with expected topics including:

Nov
13
2015

Mini-PAN (Opens in a new window)

Lansing Community College

Outreach

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.

Oct
07
2015

Nucleosynthesis Away From Stability (Opens in a new window)

Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Workshops & Conferences

The workshop "Nucleosynthesis away from stability" addresses reaction rates and nucleosynthesis of radioactive species, and implications for GCE. The goal of the workshop is to document the present state of knowledge, identify key open questions, and coordinate efforts in experiments, simulations and observations. 

Jul
20
2015

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

Michigan State University

Outreach

Middle and high school physical science teachers from the US and Canada participate in a week-long professional development program to learn techniques for teaching nuclear astrophysics in the classroom. Activities are similar to the student week, but also include lesson plans and materials.

Jun
30
2015

Grandparents University Nuclear Lesson with Marbles (Opens in a new window)

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Outreach

This program invites MSU alumni to bring their grandchildren for three days of classes on campus. Participants used JINA-CEE’s “marble nuclei” model to learn about isotopes and nuclear reactions before touring the National Superconducting Cyclotron laboratory