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Nuclear Chemistry (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

New Directions of Growth in Nuclear Science Through Structure and Reactions


June 17-18, 2017


Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH


Rashi Talwar & Joseph A. Belarge

Meeting Description

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.

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.


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 pmKeynote Session: Current Status and Perspectives in Nuclear Science
Discussion Leader: Andrea Jedele (Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:05 pmFarheen Naqvi (University of Notre Dame, USA)
"Overview on Nuclear Structure"
4:05 pm - 4:10 pmDiscussion
4:10 pm - 4:25 pmBryan Wiggins (Indiana University, USA)
"Overview on Nuclear Reactions"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFrontiers in Nuclear Structure
Discussion Leader: Justin Vadas (Indiana University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmKalle 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 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmNabin Rijal (Florida State University, USA)
"A Study of Lithium Destruction and Its Implication on the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmAnne Forney (University of Maryland, USA)
"Extension of Triaxiality in the Germanium Nuclei to A=78"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmJack 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 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmDaniel Hoff (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
"Peculiar Spin Assignment of Excited Projectiles"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmMichael 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 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amFrontiers in Nuclear Reactions
Discussion Leader: Bryan Wiggins (Indiana University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amHeshani Jayatissa (Texas A&M University, USA)
"Alpha-Capture Reaction Rates for 22Ne(α,n) Reaction via Sub-Coulomb Alpha Transfer"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amMarco Salathe (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
"Identification of the First-Excited 2p2h Configuration in 35P"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amMaria 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 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amKyle Brown (Michigan State University, USA)
"Measuring Two-Proton Decay with the Invariant-Mass Method"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amJustin Vadas (Indiana University, USA)
"Measuring the Fusion Cross-Section of 39,47K + 28Si at Near-Barrier Energies"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amCole Pruitt (Washington University in St Louis, USA)
"Constraining the Dispersive Optical Model with Total Neutron Cross Sections"
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
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 pmPanel Discussion
"Diverse Career Paths in Nuclear Science"
  • Meghan Anzelc (AXIS Insurance, USA)
  • Jessica Baler (Office of Naval Intelligence, USA)
  • Ben Kay (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Sharon Stephenson (Gettysburg College, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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