Dec
02
2016

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.

Aug
19
2016

Astrophysical Nuclear Reaction Network School (Opens in a new window)

Schmitten, Germany

Workshops & Conferences

The focus of the school will be the understanding and application of nuclear reaction networks to astrophysical models for systems such as novae, x-ray bursts (rp-process) and neutron star mergers (r-process). The reaction network employed will be the public NucNet code published by Prof. Bradley Meyer, of Clemson University.

Jul
25
2016

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
29
2016

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

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, MSU

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

Jun
13
2016

Niigata School on Nuclear Astrophysics (NIC XIV School) (Opens in a new window)

Niigata, Japan

Workshops & Conferences

The NIC School will take place at Niigata University, about 10 km from the NIC-XIV Symposium site from 13-17 June 2016, preceding the NIC-XIV Symposium. Lectures, presented by internationally recognized experts, will cover various areas of research in nuclear astrophysics, from theories to experiments and observations.

May
23
2016

Neutron Stars in the Multi-Messenger Era (Opens in a new window)

Ohio University

Workshops & Conferences

This international symposium aims to bring theorists and observers together to assess the current state of knowledge, and to identify areas in which more theoretical work is needed to enable interpretation and extraction of information from observations. Additional goals are to inform observers and experimenters regarding complementary efforts, and to promote new collaborations to undertake in-depth investigations. Because of the breadth of physics and astrophysics needed to describe neutron stars, frontier efforts that are necessarily multidisciplinary are required.

May
22
2016

JINA-CEE Satellite Workshop on Experiments for X-ray Burst Nucleosynthesis (Opens in a new window)

Ohio University

Workshops & Conferences

The workshop will focus on fostering collaborations, sharing of resources, and new experimental initiatives aimed at improving our understanding of X-ray bursts and will give the opportunity to bring the community together to discuss the uncertainties in X-ray burst nucleosynthesis, the availability of current and future resources, and how to utilize resources more effectively to address uncertainties in X-ray bursts.