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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: instructors: 2 weeks / students: 1 week
Class Requirement: see details
Position Type: Education/Outreach
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Nuclear Physics
Nuclear Astrophysics
Description: PIXE-PAN is a summer science program wherein educators (those who are working toward teaching certification, graduate students, science museum administrators, middle- and high school teachers) and high school students participate in a program offering lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments, exploring topics in modern science and nuclear physics/astrophysics.

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.
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
campus activities, incl. library and gym access
Application Deadline: 04/01/2009
Job Website:
Additional Information: PIXE-PAN will be held summer 2009 from June 15-26 (for instructors), and from June 22-26 (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, and/or graduate credit for directed research.

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
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