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JINA Archives 2005

News & Events

In November 2005 an international JINA collaboration has successfully carried out several NSCL experiments to measure properties of nuclei in the rapid neutron capture process.

A special JINA lecture series "An Introduction to Ion-Optics" was given by Professor Georg Berg from Sept. 30 - Dec. 9, 2005 at the NSL, Notre Dame. More Info

The extension of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-II) announced in an International Astronomical Union Circular the discovery of five supernovae on September 19. This is the start of a multi-year program that will discover several hundred supernovae and use them to estimate properties of dark matter and dark energy. JINA is partner in the SDSS-II effort. More

The National Research Council (NRC) was asked to review the importance to the nation of the science agenda for the Rare Isotope Accelerator. We as nuclear astrophysicists want to be part of the preparations, which includes creating a document to summarize the importance of RIA for nuclear astrophysics. A meeting to discuss further steps within the community was held from September 10 - 11 at the Detroit DTW Airport. Read More

In celebration of the World Year of Physics 2005, JINA and the Department of Physics sponsored a "physics & film series" at the Browning Cinema, NDPAC from June 21 - Nov. 10, 2005. The film series is part of a larger outreach project of JINA, "Cinema & Science" which involves science critique of popular movies. Brochure

A new result from a powerful atom smasher may help astronomers explain how supernovae create "heavy" chemical elements — those that follow iron on the periodic table. Physicists using the NSCL at Michigan State University have produced eleven nuclei of the extremely elusive isotope nickel-78, enabling them for the first time to measure how fast it decays. The result was announced at a press conference at the Tampa APS meeting Srping 2005. Details | More

The 12th International Conference on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy was held at Notre Dame, IN, USA, September 4 - 9, 2005. Read More

JINA co-I Beers and colleagues has identified an ancient star, one of a pair of objects with the lowest observed abundances of heavy metals ever discovered. The research is detailed in the April 14 issue of the journal Nature.  Details

An international conference on "Astronomy with Radioactivities V: From Gamma Rays to Stardust" was held at Clemson University, SC, from September 5 - 9, 2005. Info

The Frontiers 2005 JINA conference was held from August 20 - 22, 2005 at MSU. This was the first of a series of meetings held every other year that aim to bring together all of JINA, JINA collaborators and other interested researchers to discuss current research activities. Read Details

JINA organized a 2-day Workshop focused on Nuclear Incompressibility and the Nucleaer Equation of State. It was held at Notre Dame during July 14-15, 2005. More

A second special school on "Tools and Toys in Nuclear Astrophysics" was held at Notre Dame on June 20 - July 1, 2005. It focused on "Nuclear Reaction Network Techniques". See more information


JINA co-organized a meeting on "DREB 2005" at the campus of Michigan State University, USA on June 22-25, 2005. Learn More

JINA organized a workshop on "The Physics of the s-Process" on May 29 - June 12, 2005 at the Center for Physics, Aspen, Colorado, USA. More Details

JINA’s European Outreach Partner CISCI announces NUCLEUS, an important EU-wide educational initiative. Click on the links for more details.

An informal two day workshop on Classical Novae and Type Ia Supernovae was held on May 20 - 21, 2005, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. View details

Cosmology is one area of fundamental physics where the complementary perspectives of the physicist and the philosopher of physics have proven to be especially valuable. The conference which celebrated this heritage was held at Notre Dame on April 20 by bringing together seven scholars whose work has contributed to the ongoing dialogue between the two disciplines. Pictures | More

NSCL Open House Saturday, April 23, 2005 (1 - 4 pm): Visit a world-class accelerator and explore the equipment used to measure reactions of rare isotopes. Find out what we are made of, and how stars explode! Special unveiling of new art from 3rd and 4th grade students from Bennett Woods Elementary School (Okemos, MI) who participated in JINA's ART to SCIENCE outreach project. Details

JINA's ART to SCIENCE project went to the Science Day at the Healthworks! Kids Museum in downtown South Bend. Saturday, April 16, 2005, from noon to 4:00 pm. Kids explored stars and space in books and created art for us.

Second Argonne / MSU / JINA / INT RIA Workshop was held at the MSU, East Lansing, MI, USA, March 9-12, 2005. Information

JINA held a two-day discussions on the "r-Process" at the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA, January 28 - 29, 2005. Details

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