NSSC Students Honored with Awards at UITI Review Meeting

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Oral and poster presenters competed for four awards as a part of the University & Industry Technical Interchange (UITI) Program & Technical Review Meeting held June 7-9, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Three of these awards went to students of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium. The UITI Meeting was hosted by the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation.

Ross Barnowski, University of California, Berkeley, won for his oral presentation on “Volumetric Gamma-Ray Imaging in Real Time.”

James Bevins, University of California, Berkeley, won an for his oral presentation on “Modification of NIF Neutron Spectrum for Forensics Applications.”

Nick Walsh, University of California, Davis, won for his poster presentation on “Investigation of a Neutron Spallation Cross-Section in Argon.”

The UITI 2016 Review Meeting is an opportunity to showcase the DNN R&D funded research projects from universities and their national laboratory partners to the broader nuclear security and nonproliferation community. The Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC), Consortium for Verification Technology (CVT), and the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) were represented.


NSSC-MSI Collaborative Research yields PRL

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As a part of the NSSC-Minority Serving Institution Collaboration, Paul Gueye from Hampton University and Michael Thoennessen from Michigan State University worked as partners on research conducted at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory.

As a part of this collaboration, during 2013-2015 academic years, NSSC funding supported Mr. Adeleke Adeyemi, PhD student at Hampton University, to assist Ms. Jessica Freeman in her data analysis and simulation work at NSCL. Adeyemi’s work focuses on the production of a highly polarized positron beam using polarized electrons at MeV energies in the CEBAF injector at Jefferson Lab. A PRL has been published from the results of this proof-of-principle experiment.

Read the PRL article here.

The PRL has been highlighted as an Editor’s Suggestion, is featured on the Jefferson Lab home page, and as breaking news on EurekAlert!.

This work is part of the NSSC-MSI Collaboration. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage participation of talented researchers and students from Minority Serving Institutions in NNSA missionĀ­ relevant science by joint partnerships with the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium.


2016 NSSC Summer School in Nuclear Analytical Techniques

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The 2016 Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NAT) Summer School will be held at the University of California, Davis from July 13-19, 2016. The summer school is open to graduate students and upper-level undergraduates. Interested graduate students should be enrolled in a physics, nuclear chemistry, or nuclear engineering program. Undergraduate applicants should have at least one course in quantum mechanics, differential equations, and modern physics. The application deadline is Jun 5, 2016.

To apply, visit http://nssc.physics.ucdavis.edu/nat2016/.

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