JINA-CEE @ MSU Seminars

Lunchtime Research Seminars

These are seminars held at MSU for a wide scientific audience ranging from undergrads to faculty, and from Astrophysics to Physics-Astronomy.

Pizza, coffee and tea are available for all attendees.

1400 Bio Physical Science Building

Scheduled Mondays at 12:30pm

Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Upcoming Seminars:

12/09/2019; Luca Izzo, DARK/NBI, University of Copenaghen

Classical Novae as Lithium Factories in the Galaxy


1/13/2020; Speaker to be Announced

2/10/2020; Reto Trappitsch, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

3/9/2020; Jon Engel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4/13/2020; Speaker to be Announced

Past Seminars:

11/11/2019; Rene Reifarth, Goethe University Frankfurt

New approaches to astrophysical reactions with stable high-energy ion beams



10/21/2019; Wolfgang Kerzendorf; MSU Physics and Astronomy

Nucleosynthesis Constraints Through Very Late Observations of Type Ia Supernovae



09/09/2019; Carolyn Raithel, University of Arizona

Constraining the Dense-Matter Equation of State with Neutron Star Mergers



04/15/2019 Roland Diehl, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics,

Gamma-ray spectroscopy from nuclei in the cosmos


09/10/2018 Ian Roederer, University of Michigan

Observations of r-process elements in low-metallicity halo stars



10/08/2018 Christopher Fryer, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Neutron Stars and their Interaction with Stellar Companions: Thorne-Zytkow Objects or Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitor?



11/12/2018 Michael Febbraro, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Neutron detectors and astrophysical applications



12/10/2018 James Lattimer, Stonybrook University

The history of the r-process



01/14/2019 Dennis Muecher, University of Guelph

Reaction studies for heavy element nucleosynthesis



02/11/2019 Jose L. Tain, University of Valencia

The BRIKEN project: extensive new beta-delayed neutron measurements for astrophysics



03/11/2019 Christopher Fontes, Los Alamos National Lab

A link between atomic physics and gravitational wave spectroscopy



Science Cafe

The Science Cafe is a locally held discussion forum geared

to the scientific academic community,

from Astrophysics to Physics-Astronomy.

Refreshments and cookies are available for all attendees.

1400 Bio Physical Science Building

Scheduled Mondays at 2:00pm

Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Upcoming Discussions:

11/25/2019; Sam Giuliani (Physics and Astronomy) and Luke Roberts (NSCL)

"Signatures of nuclei beyond lead in kilonova light curves" and "Kilonovae: Basic properties and observations", respectively

1/27/2020; Speakers to be Announced

2/24/2020; Speakers to be Announced

3/23/2020; Marsha Carolan (NSCL)

4/27/2020; Speakers to be Announced

Past Discussions:

10/7/2019; Abbie Stevens (Physics and Astronomy)

"Mental Wellbeing in Academia"

09/23/2019; Kirby Hermansen (NSCL) and Chelsea Harris (Physics and Astronomy)

"Sensitivity Studies for Nucleosynthesis in Core-Collapse Supernovae", and “The Role of Core-Collapse Supernovae in Cosmic Metal Enrichment”, respectively

4/22/2019 Kirill Sokolovsky and Tamas Budner (MSU) discussing Novae

"Observations of classical novae across the electromagnetic spectrum" and " Experimentally constraining reaction rates to understand nova nucleosynthesis", respectively

10/22/2018 William Lynch and Ryan Connolly (MSU), discussing

"Signatures of exotic matter in the deep neutron star crust” and “Crust-core transition in neutron stars”, respectively

11/5/2018 Sara Ayoub and Adam Jacobs (MSU), discussing

Type I X-ray Bursts: Experimental Methods and Astrophysical Modeling, respectively

12/3/2018 MacKenzie Warren and Rachel Titus (MSU), discussing

Astrophysical Modeling of Supernovae, and Electron-captures on nuclei near N=50 , respectively

2/25/2019 Abbie Stevens and Louis Wagner (MSU) discussing

"Timing Signatures of Accreting Neutron Stars" and "Capture Reaction Experiments for the r-process in x-ray Bursts", respectively

3/25/2019 Sam Swihart and Jaspreet Randhawa (MSU) discussing "Discovering New Classes of Millisecond Pulsar Binaries" and "Spallation in the atmospheres of accreting neutron stars and impact on X-ray bursts", respectively