r-process Sources in the Universe (Opens in a new window)
(i) r-process production in GR simulations of the double
neutron stars and CCSNe; the impact of neutrinos.
(ii) The assembly of double neutron stars and r-process
enrichment of the Galaxy and its satellites.
(iii) GW170827; kilonova emission from theoretical perspective.
(iv) GW170817; Modeling and observations of the associated kilonova.
(v) r-process production from the experimental nuclear physics perspective.
(vi) Observations of the r-process enhanced metal poor stars.
Brandywine Headstart School Visit (Opens in a new window)
Children were introduce to the scientific method and states of matter with ooblek
Marsh Intermediate ND Field trip (Opens in a new window)
Students from St Pius spent the day at Notre Dame learning about science with various campus groups. They learned about circuits and electricity through an Art 2 Science activity with JINA-CEE
Northern Indiana Regional Science Fair (Opens in a new window)
250 students participated in the regional science fair. JINA-CEE provides judges for the regional fair as well as some local school fairs. We also provide prizes to support physics, astronomy, and scientific curiosity.
R-process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers and collapsars featuring Dan Siegel (Opens in a new window)
Dan Siegel from Columbia University gives a talk.
Title: R-process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers and collapsars
Hamilton Family Science Night (Opens in a new window)
JINA students led families through a variety of experiments and Art 2 Science activities
Science Alive (Opens in a new window)
Science Alive transforms the entire Library into a whirlwind of activity and jaw-dropping performances. Curious kids won't want to miss a day of hands-on activities and jaw-dropping performances.
JINA-CEE fills the Storytime Room on the 3rd floor with a variety of hands-on activities and demos related to nuclear physics and astronomy.
Science Alive (Opens in a new window)
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.
Online Seminar featuring Gina Duggan: Galactic Chemical Evolution Model (Opens in a new window)
Gina Duggan from Caltech gives an online seminar "Galactic Chemical Evolution Model Provides Quantitative Constraints on the r-process in Dwarf Galaxies"
Countdown to Science Alive (Opens in a new window)
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.
Science Alive Countdown (Opens in a new window)
JINA-CEE scientists led children through the scientific method with a flying fish Art 2 Science activity
Eclipse Viewing (Opens in a new window)
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.
APS Conference for Undergrad Women in Physics (Opens in a new window)
Investigating Urca Cooling in Neutron Star Crusts (Opens in a new window)
Wei Jia Ong
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Local merger rates of double neutron star systems and related puzzle (Opens in a new window)
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland
Mini-PAN (Opens in a new window)
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.
Outreach: Mini-PAN at LCC Early College (Opens in a new window)
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.
Kilonova in GW170817 and implications to the r-process origin (Opens in a new window)
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
Actinide Production in Neutron Star Mergers: Observation and Theory (Opens in a new window)
Erika Holmbeck from Notre Dame University gives an online seminar “Actinide Production in Neutron Star Mergers: Observation and Theory”.