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.
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
Young Scientists Study Group on Neutrino & Nuclear Physics for Nucleosynthesis & Chemical Evolution (Opens in a new window)
In China, the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) will be both searching for new physics and observing astrophysical neutrinos. The Jinping Underground Laboratory for Nuclear Astrophysics (JUNA) will be measuring key nuclear reactions for stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis.
The summer of 2015 will mark the onset of the first science run of 2nd-generation interferometric gravitational wave detectors and over the next years several such detectors will form a world-wide network. The most promising sources of gravitational waves for these instruments are mergers of compact binaries. In particular, the coalescences of binary neutron star systems are considered to be the most probable events. Through gravitational wave observations, the equation of state of high-density matter is expected to be significantly constrained.
GNASH: The anomalous metal-poor stars and convective-reactive nuclear astrophysics (Opens in a new window)
Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VII: 28th EPS Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference (Opens in a new window)
Nuclear physics plays a central role in astrophysics as it accounts for the processes that govern the lives of stars and the creation of all elements beyond primordial hydrogen and helium. The energy released by nuclear reactions powers some of the most spectacular explosions in the Universe, which in turn contribute to the chemical evolution of our and other galaxies.
Dear Nuclear Astrophysics Colleague,
We would like to invite you to participate in the JINA-CEE Frontiers in Nuclear Astrophysics Meeting to be held on March 23-25, 2015, at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Michigan State University, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI.
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.