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PIXE-PAN at Notre Dame
|Primary Institution:||University of Notre Dame|
|Affiliation:||JINA / Dept of Physics|
|Job Duration:||instructors: 2 weeks / students: 1 week|
|Class Requirement:||see details
|Discipline(s):||Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
|Description:||Now in its third year, PIXE-PAN 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 wherein educators (those who are working toward teaching certification, graduate students, science museum administrators, middle- and high school teachers) participate in a two week program offering lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments, exploring topics in modern science and nuclear physics.
The program introduces instructors 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|
|Additional Information:||PIXE-PAN will be held summer 2008 from June 16 to 27 (for instructors), and from June 23- 27 (for students) at the Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics (ISNAP) on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Instructors spend two weeks working in the NSL, and high school students join them for the second week.
Those who are eligible can earn CRUs for the two-week program, or graduate credit for directed research.
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
JINA Outreach / Dept of Physics
Notre Dame, IN 46556