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Conferences and Workshops

The MSU Department of Physics & Astronomy and many of its sub-units and affiliated research groups periodically host Conferences and Workshops. This is an access point for the information.

18-22 July 2016: 2016 International Collaborations in Nuclear Theory (ICNT) Program “Deuteron-induced reactions and beyond: Inclusive breakup fragment cross sections”. This is a one-week program which takes place at the NSCL/FRIB.

31 May – 17 June 2016: 2016 International Collaborations in Nuclear Theory (ICNT) Program “The r-process nucleosynthesis: connecting FRIB with the cosmos”. This is a three-week program which takes place at the NSCL/FRIB. The outcome of the program will be a white paper discussing promising r-process experiments, their likely impact, and their astrophysical, astronomical, and nuclear theory context.

  • Week one (31 May – 03 June 2016): r-process abundances, observations, abundance patterns, r-process sites, kinds and compositions of ejecta, multiple r-processes, chemical evolution constraints, kilonova, open questions.
  • Week two (06-10 June 2016): Intensive Workshop on r-process experiments, experimental capabilities + related theory such as mass models, reaction rate calculations, impact of experiment.
  • Week three (13-17 June 2016): astrophysical simulations of supernova winds and neutron star mergers, reaction networks, sensitivity studies. Discussion of impact of different experiments and writing the first draft of the white paper on r-process experiments.

10-14 August 2015: International Phosphorene Symposium 2015 in the MSU Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building (mainly in room 1400).

6-9 May 2015: FEIS 2 - Second Femtosecond Electron Imaging and Spectroscopy workshop in Lansing, Michigan.

Also check the Events page.

Previous Years' Conferences & Workshops


MSU Campus Seminar and Events Schedules may be found in the MSU News.

This map of MSU with Physics & Astronomy landmarks marked may make it easier for visitors to find the sites of the seminars and colloquia listed here. Visitors from out of town may find this Lansing area map helpful, too.

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