Dec
10
2014

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.

Jul
28
2014

The r-Process: Status and Challenges (Opens in a new window)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Workshops & Conferences

Recent developments in theory, simulations and observations have begun to shed new light on the origin of the heavy elements in the universe, especially those made by rapid neutron capture, the r-process. The workshop aims to bring together nuclear theorists, experimentalists, astrophysicists, and astronomers to discuss these advances and foster collaborations. A coordinated effort is critical to solving the grand challenge problem of pinning down the site(s) and understanding the possible diversity in the r-process. 

Jul
28
2014

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.

Jul
07
2014

The 13th International Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos (Opens in a new window)

Debrecen, Hungary

Workshops & Conferences

Nuclei in the Cosmos is the foremost bi-annual conference of nuclear physicists, astrophysicists, cosmochemists, and others to survey the recent achievements in Nuclear Astrophysics.

As an interdisciplinary meeting it promotes mutual understanding and collaboration over fields fundamental to solve a range of open questions, from the origin of the elements to stellar evolution.

Inherent part of the conference is a school devoted to students and young scientists where prominent scientists introduce the field of nuclear astrophysics to the participants.

Jun
24
2014

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.

Jun
01
2014

The 2nd AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division Meeting (Opens in a new window)

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

Workshops & Conferences

Astronomy is primarily an observational science detecting photons generated by atomic, molecular, chemical, and condensed matter processes. Our understanding of the universe also relies on knowledge of the evolution of matter (nuclear and particle physics) and of the dynamical processes shaping it (plasma physics). Planetary science, involving in-situ measurements of solar system bodies, requires knowledge from physics, chemistry, and geology.

Apr
25
2014

Compact Objects in Michigan (Opens in a new window)

NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Workshops & Conferences

The aim is to bring together all those interested in black holes and neutron stars from Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and other nearby universities. This regular local meeting fosters collaboration between these nearby universities.

Apr
14
2014

Workshop on Neutrino and Nuclear Astrophysics (Opens in a new window)

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Workshops & Conferences

Nuclear Astrophysics is an important field of research where we study chemical and physical aspects of the production of chemical elements in the stars. This event aims to discuss the latest advances in this area. It is also intended to discuss nucleosynthesis in the Big Bang era and the role of neutrinos in the synthesis.