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PIXE-PAN at Notre Dame

Primary Institution: University of Notre Dame
Affiliation: JINA / Dept of Physics
City: Notre Dame
State: IN
Job Duration: teachers: 2 weeks / students: 1 week
Class Requirement: Students should have some background in math and science.
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Nuclear Physics
Description: PIXE-PAN 2007 is a relatively new program at Notre Dame replicating the very successful Physics of the Atomic Nuclei (PAN) program from MSU. It is a summer science program for high school science, physical science, chemistry, and physics teachers and high school students. Participants will explore topics in modern science and nuclear physics.

The program introduces teachers and students to the fundamentals of the extremely small domain of atomic nuclei and its connection to the extremely large domain of astrophysics and cosmology. Lectures and hands-on experiments are led by senior faculty and staff of the Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics (ISNAP).

What you learn: Lectures, discussions, demonstrations and hands-on experiments are the signature of this program. While MSU's PAN program has a cosmic ray scientific focus, PIXE-PAN will have a PIXE focus. PIXE - Proton Induced X-Ray Emissions -- is an accelerator based technique used to analyze art and artifacts. Participants will participate in PIXE experiments.
Stipend: see web site
Benefits: Housing
Application Deadline: 05/01/2007
Job Website:
Additional Information: PIXE-PAN will be held summer 2007 from June 18 to 29 (for teachers) and from June 25- 29 (for students) at the Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics (ISNAP) on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Teachers spend two weeks working in the NSL and students join them for the second week.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Mary DeWitt
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
JINA Outreach / Dept of Physics
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-8297
Fax: 574-631-5952