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Nuclear Chemistry (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Advancing Nuclear Science Through Structure and Reactions


May 30-31, 2015


Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH


Anthony Kuchera

Associate Chair:
Rashi Talwar

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Nuclear Chemistry is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The aim of this meeting is to bring together junior nuclear scientists to present and discuss their current research on nuclear structure and reactions with topics including, but not limited to: properties of exotic nuclei, spectroscopy, nuclear matter, transfer reactions, nuclear astrophysics, super heavy elements, and fundamental symmetries. In addition a panel of scientists from different career paths will provide attendees with insight into their success and an opportunity to ask questions about different career options in the nuclear science community.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Nuclear Chemistry" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmCurrent Status and Future of Nuclear Structure and Reactions
Discussion Leader: Lauren Heilborn (Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmAndrew Ratkiewicz (Rutgers University, USA)
"Using Nuclear Reactions to Probe Nuclear Structure"
4:00 pm - 4:05 pmDiscussion
4:05 pm - 4:25 pmMelina Avila (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
"Nuclear Reactions: Current Status and Perspectives"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFrontiers in Nuclear Reactions
Discussion Leader: Lauren Heilborn (Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmAditya Wakhle (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, USA)
"Heavy-Ion Fusion Reactions with Radioactive Ion Beams"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmEllen McCleskey (Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, USA)
"The Beta-Delayed Proton and Gamma Decay of 27P for Nuclear Astrophysics"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmDaniel Santiago-Gonzalez (Louisiana State University, USA)
"Fusion Measurements of 12C+12C at Energies of Astrophysical Interest"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmMichael Bowry (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, USA)
"Production and Cross Section Measurement of In-Flight Fission Fragments at the NSCL"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmStephen Gillespie (University of York, United Kingdom)
"Spectroscopic Studies of 27Al and 35Cl at Astrophysical Energies using the (3He,d) Transfer Reaction"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmJianping Lai (Louisiana State University, USA)
"Studying 20Ne(alpha,p)23Na directly with HELIOS"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amFrontiers in Nuclear Structure
Discussion Leader: Joseph Belarge (Florida State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amKyle Brown (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
"Two-Proton Decay Correlations in the sd-shell"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amPurnima Singh (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India)
"Study of High-Spin States in 91Nb: First Evidence for Neutron g7/2 Orbital Based Configuration"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amEthan Uberseder (Texas A&M University, USA)
"Probing the Structure of the Unbound Nuclei He-9 and N-10 Through Proton Elastic Scattering"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amJohn Parker (Florida State University, USA)
"Isomeric Character of the First 4+ State in Sulfur-44: Mechanisms of Breaking of the N=28 Shell"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amLukasz Iskra (Institute of Nuclear Physics, Poland)
"High-Spin Shell Model States in Neutron-Rich Sn Isotopes"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amJoseph Walshe (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
"Exotic Cluster Structures: The Search for Nuclear Water"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Panel
The Career Panel will be a question and answer session featuring senior scientists from various careers in nuclear science.
Discussion Leader: Joseph Belarge (Florida State University, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"The Many Paths You Can Take with a Nuclear Science Background"
  • Rhiannon Meharchand (Institute for Defense Analyses, USA)
  • Jennifer Steeb (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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