The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on
December 11, 2008 that Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing,
MI has been selected to design and establish the Facility
for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a cutting-edge
research facility to advance understanding of rare nuclear isotopes
and the evolution of the cosmos. The new facility—expected to take
about a decade to design and build and to cost an estimated $550
million—will provide research opportunities for an international
community of approximately 1000 university and laboratory scientists,
postdoctoral associates, and graduate students. DOE
release || MSU
The Fifth Argonne/INT/MSU/JINA FRIB Workshop on Bulk
Nuclear Properties was held at Michigan State University from November
19 to 22, 2008. It was the fifth in a series of theory workshops
related to RIA. View
JINA hosted a Mini-Workshop on "Post-processing
of SNe Ia Nucleosynthesis Yields" on October 5 at University of
Chicago. It was a very informal workshop, where they discussed work
in progress and the respective views of the problems associated
with handling post-processing for particularly the conditions that
obtain in SNe Ia.
Read the new article "Behind the
Scenes: Archeology of the Stars" on LiveScience to learn the research
conducted by the JINA PI - Prof. Timothy Beers and his colleagues.
The 10th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos (NIC X) took place on Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA at Mission Point Resort during July 27 - Aug. 1, 2008.
JINA NIC Satellite workshop "Experiments at the new reaccelerated beam facility at the NSCL" was held at the NSCL at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI on August 2, 2008.
JINA organized a "School on the Nuclear Astrophysics of the Cosmos" at the Argonne National Laboratory, IL, from July 22 to 27, 2008.
A workshop on Statistical Nuclear Physics and Applications in
Astrophysics and Technology was held in Athens, Ohio from July 8 - 11, 2008.
The DUSEL (Deep Underground Science and Engineering Lab) Experiment Development Coordinators (DEDC) organized the April workshop in Lead, South Dakota, April 21 - 26, 2008. Letter | Presentations | More
A Workshop on R-Matrix and Nuclear Reactions in Stellar Hydrogen and Helium Burning was organized in La Fonda, Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 21 - 23, 2008.
A workshop on r-Process Nucleosynthesis
took place at the University of Chicago on April 17 - 18, 2008.
A workshop on Classical Nova Explosions
was held at the University of Chicago on April 8, 2008. Contacts
The 5th Russbach Workshop on Nuclear Astrophysics took place from March 3 - 7,
2008 at Russbach, located southeast of Salzburg, Austria.
NNDC has released online version of MACS & Reaction Rates calculations for the ENDF library isotopes. This would allow to calculate evaluated neutron libraries prediction for the given energy within the ENDF range (0-20 MeV). Website
The JINA Reaclib Database's first "snap shot" library V0 is now available. This public and web-based database stores thermonuclear reaction rates of relevance for explosive hydrogen and helium burning, as well as the s-processes and r-processes.
For more details visit: JINA
Reaclib Database Website,
or contact: email@example.com