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A Nuclear Science Graduate

Student Career at Notre Dame

Nuclear Laboratory

Science Mission

Science Funding

Student Opportunities

Michael Wiescher

Nuclear Science Laboratory

Joint Institute of Nuclear Astrophysics


The Nuclear Faculty

M. Wiescher

Astrophysics

A. Aprahamian

Structure &

Astrophysics

U. Garg

Structure

P. Collon

AMS Techniques

Astrophysics

X. Tang

Astrophysics

J. Kolata

Reactions & Structure

J. Görres

Astrophysics

L. Lamm

Accelerator

J. LaVerne

Radiation Physics

Stefan Frauendorf

Nuclear Theory

Mark Caprio

Nuclear Theory

M. Couder

Development

E. Stech

Applications

W. Tan

Astrophysics


70 Years of Science History

and Continuing Education

Today:

4 accelerators

6 T&R faculty

10 research staff

25 +3 grad students

15 undergrad students

More than 30 national &

international user groups:

Australia, Austria, Belgium,

Brazil, Canada, China,

Germany, Hungary, India,

Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico,

Portugal, Romania, Turkey,

UK, Ukraine


Nuclear Science Laboratory

Peer Institutions

Duke University

Florida State University

University of Notre Dame

University of Washington

Yale University

$ 4 M for a next generation accelerator for nuclear astrophysics & applied studies


The Structure of the Nucleus

Nuclear Rotations

Nuclear Vibrations

Nuclear Deformations

Nuclear Masses

Dr. Aprahamian

Dr. Garg

Dr. Caprio

Dr. Frauendorf

halo nucleus


The Origin of the Elements

Each heavy atom in our body was built

and processed through ~40 supernova

explosions since the beginning of time!

time

We are made of star stuff

Carl Sagan

Dr. Aprahamian

Dr. Collon

Dr. Tang

Dr. Wiescher


The Origin of Life

Build-up of complex organic molecules

in Cosmic radiation fields

Accelerators provide

5 MeV Radiation distribution

to simulate Cosmic Chemistry

on planetary or interstellar ices

Dr. LaVerne

Dr. Wiescher

interaction


The Origin of Mankind

Accelerator mass spectroscopy with long-lived radioactive isotopes 60 Fe

The oldest “walking”

human ancestor

Australopithecus afarensis

3 million years ago

Dr. Collon

Dr. Wiescher


History of Mankind

Collaboration with Anthropology, History, and Architecture in analysis of

historical material samples with nuclear radiation and x-ray techniques!

From the history of the American

natives and their colonization,

to the architecture of the Taj Mahal

Dr. Lamm

Dr. Stech

Dr. Wiescher


For the benefit of Mankind

New methods and techniques for targeted radiation

treatment with heavy ion beam techniques at the NSL!

Dr. LaVerne

In collaboration with ND Radiation Laboratory


New NSL Developments

St. George Recoil Separator for inverse

kinematics low energy reaction experiments

New accelerator for astrophysics

AMS system for the

development of new

dating techniques !


New National Initiatives

DIANA underground

accelerator at DUSEL

Instrumentation at FRIB

SECAR recoil separator

At Homestake Mine, South Dakota

At Argonne National Laboratory

or National Cyclotron Laboratory


The Research and Student Funding

Nuclear Science Laboratory:

NSF research grant ~ 1.5M/year

Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics:

NSF Physics Frontier grant ~ $2M/year

Radioactive beam physics:

NSF research grant ~$0.4M/year

Nuclear Theory:

DOE research grant ~$0.2M/year

5MV heavy ion beam accelerator

NSF MRI grant $3.6M

Students are supported for 2 months each summer!

Post-candidacy exam students are supported as RA!


Students in Nuclear Physics

28 PhD Students

25 (Experiment), 3 (Theory)

Nuclear Structure

Radioactive Beam Physics

16%

Nuclear Applications

13%

13%

Nuclear Astrophysics

45%

Nuclear Theory

13%

Pre-Candidacy: 2-3 years

Post-Candidacy: 3-4 years

Research projects at the NSL or abroad


NSL Students and their

Future in Today’s Job Market

University Faculty

29%

Medical Physics

10%

Finance

10%

Research

Assoc.

National

5%

Laboratories

8%

Government

7%

Industry

31%

140 PhDs since 1940:

Leaders in science

and development,

research and innovation

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