Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 20, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 17, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).
The Gordon Research Seminar on Nuclear Chemistry is a unique gathering for graduate students, post-docs and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education that provides an open forum for the presentation of new data, and exchange of cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is to assemble the next generation of nuclear scientists such that they can discuss their current research, with topics spanning nuclear structure, nuclear reactions and nuclear astrophysics, as well as cutting-edge topics on the frontiers of nuclear physics. Additionally, a career panel discussion will showcase scientists with a nuclear physics background who chose varying career paths, including academia and industry. The career panel will provide an excellent opportunity for the next generation of nuclear scientists to gain insight into what it takes to build a successful career.
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 17, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Nuclear Chemistry" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Current Status and Perspectives in Nuclear Science|
|Discussion Leader: Peter Bender (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:05 pm||Farheen Naqvi (University of Notre Dame, USA)|
"Understanding the Role of Residual Proton-Neutron Interactions at the Extremes of the Nuclear Landscape"
|4:05 pm - 4:10 pm||Discussion|
|4:10 pm - 4:25 pm||Yassid Ayyad (Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)|
"Active Target Time Projection Chamber (AT-TPC) at the NSCL"
|4:25 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Frontiers in Nuclear Structure|
|Discussion Leader: Justin Vadas (Indiana University, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:45 pm||Kalle Auranen (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)|
"Systematic Studies of Non-Yrast Isomeric Intruder 1/2+ States in Odd-Mass Nuclei 197-203At"
|7:45 pm - 7:50 pm||Discussion|
|7:50 pm - 8:05 pm||Nabin Rijal (Florida State University, USA)|
"A Study of Lithium Destruction and Its Implication on the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis"
|8:05 pm - 8:10 pm||Discussion|
|8:10 pm - 8:25 pm||Anne Forney (University of Maryland, USA)|
"Extension of Triaxiality in the Germanium Nuclei to A=78"
|8:25 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:45 pm||Jack Henderson (TRIUMF, Canada)|
"Collective Aspects of Nuclear Structure as a Constraint on Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Nuclear Matrix Element Calculations"
|8:45 pm - 8:50 pm||Discussion|
|8:50 pm - 9:05 pm||Daniel Hoff (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)|
"Peculiar Spin Alignment of Excited Projectiles"
|9:05 pm - 9:10 pm||Discussion|
|9:10 pm - 9:25 pm||Michael Jones (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)|
"Understanding the Nature of the Low-Energy Enhancement in the Photon Strength Function of 56Fe"
|9:25 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Frontiers in Nuclear Reactions|
|Discussion Leader: Bryan Wiggins (Indiana University, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Omar Nusair (Jordan Research and Training Reactor, Jordan)|
"Measurements of a-Induced Reactions Cross Sections in the Rare-Earth Region"
|9:15 am - 9:20 am||Discussion|
|9:20 am - 9:35 am||Marco Salathe (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)|
"Identification of the First-Excited 2p2h Configuration in 35P"
|9:35 am - 9:40 am||Discussion|
|9:40 am - 9:55 am||Maria Anastasiou (Florida State University, USA)|
"Study of the 18Ne(a,p)21Na Reaction with ANASEN and Its Significance in the Breakout from the Hot CNO Cycle"
|9:55 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:15 am||Kyle Brown (Michigan State University, USA)|
"Measuring Two-Proton Decay with the Invariant-Mass Method"
|10:15 am - 10:20 am||Discussion|
|10:20 am - 10:35 am||Vishal Desai (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India)|
"Neutron Induced Fission (n,f) Cross-Sections for the Unstable Nuclei by Indirect Surrogate Nuclear Reaction Methods"
|10:35 am - 10:40 am||Discussion|
|10:40 am - 10:55 am||Cole Pruitt (Washington University in St Louis, USA)|
"Constraining the Dispersive Optical Model with Total Neutron Cross Sections"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Career Panel|
|A question-answer session with scientists from diverse careers in nuclear science.|
|Discussion Leader: Joseph Belarge (Florida State University, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Diverse Career Paths in Nuclear Science"|
- Meghan Anzelc (Zurich North America, USA)
- Jessica Baler (Office of Naval Intelligence, USA)
- Ben Kay (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
- Sharon Stephenson (Gettysburg College, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|