JINA-CEE Lecture Series in Nuclear Astrophysics for Minority Serving Institutions

Fall Semester 2020

Join us on a scientific quest to unravel the origin of the elements!

  • Where did the elements that make up our world come from?

  • What are basic properties of matter when compressed to high density?

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics - Center for the Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE) is a NSF Physics Frontiers Center that addresses these fundamental questions about the cosmos. JINA-CEE researchers will deliver an online lecture series on introductory nuclear astrophysics to participating colleges and universities across the United States. The content of these lectures is structured at the undergraduate physics level, and will introduce students to frontier research in nuclear astrophysics.

The lectures will also contain information about graduate studies and REU opportunities at JINA-CEE participating institutions, and other career relevant information.

Registration is free and required in order to obtain the zoom link for the lectures.

Students: please make sure to fill out the Entry Survey for Students prior to attending this lecture series.


Remco Zegers: Multi-messenger signals from astrophysical phenomena: an introduction

Michigan State University

Remco is a Professor of Physics at FRIB/NSCL and Michigan State University, focusing on experimental nuclear physics and astrophysics using nuclear charge-exchange reactions. He serves as the Associate Chair and Graduate Program Director in the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. In his free time, you can find him kayaking and fishing on rivers in Mid-Michigan.

zegers@nscl.msu.edu / Professional Homepage

Jinmi Yoon: Galactic archaeology: an astrophysical approach to understanding the formation and evolution of the elements

University of Notre Dame

Jinmi is a JINA-CEE postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. She is a galactic archaeologist who studies the stellar fossils of the first generation of stars (most metal-poor stars) in our Galaxy and its satellite galaxies. Her particular interests lie in understanding the first-star nucleosynthesis, the very early star-forming environment, and early galactic chemodynamical evolution.

jinmi.yoon@nd.edu / Professional Homepage

Artemis Spyrou: The nuclear physics of exploding stars

Michigan State University

Artemis Spyrou is a Professor of Physics at Michigan State University (MSU). She obtained her Ph.D. in 2007 from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece and has been at MSU ever since. She served as the Associate Director of Education and Outreach at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams for four years, and is currently the facility's Outreach Faculty Advisor. Her research focuses on nuclear physics experiments that are important for understanding astrophysical processes.

spyrou@nscl.msu.edu / Professional Homepage

Edward Brown. Neutron stars and the densest matter in the Universe

Michigan State University

Ed is a Professor of Physics at NSCL and Michigan State University. He is an expert in stellar and nuclear astrophysics, especially related to compact objects and stellar explosions. In his free time he enjoys running and cycling.

browned@msu.edu / Professional Homepage

JINA-CEE Contacts

Alexa Allen, allen@frib.msu.edu

Ana Becerril, becerril@frib.msu.edu

Paul Gueye, gueye@nscl.msu.edu

Mornetka Gueye, gueyem@frib.msu.edu

Hendrik Schatz, schatz@nscl.msu.edu

Hosted by Hendrik Schatz. This lecture series is developed in partnership with Alabama A&M University, Arkansas University at Pine Bluff, Dillard University, Howard University, Texas Southern University, University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Virginia Union University, Michigan State University, University Of Notre Dame, and the Joint Institute For Nuclear Astrophysics – Center For The Evolution Of The Elements