Program / Talks
Frontiers 2012 Workshop

October 7 - 8, 2012
National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, MSU
East Lansing, MI


Sunday, October 7th, 2012
8.00am-9.00am Registration
9.00am-10.00am Chair: Richard Cyburt
Laurens Keek Michigan State University Superburst ignition on neutron stars
Jeremy Stevens Michigan State University Sensitivity of Carbon Synthesis in Accreting Neutron Stars
Andrew Steiner INT/U. Washington The Accreted Neutron Star Crust and the Nuclear Symmetry Energy
10.00am-10.30am Coffee break
10.30am-11.30am Chair: Richard Cyburt
Daniel Coupland MSU/NSCL Density dependence of the symmetry energy with emitted neutrons and protons
Simin Mahmoodifar University of Maryland Impact of r-mode oscillations on the cooling of neutron stars
Alex Deibel Michigan State University Magnetar Oscillations: Observing the Physics of the Magnetized Neutron Star Crust
Ernazar Abdikamalov California Institute of Technology Correlated gravitational wave and neutrino signals from general-relativistic rapidly rotating iron core collapse
11.30am-1.00am Lunch (Phillips Snyder Dining Hall)
1.00pm-2.00pm Chair: Xiao-Dong Tang
Athira Menon University of Victoria Nucleosynthesis in long term evolution of merged low-mass WDs
Marco Pignatari University of Basel The slow neutron capture process in intermediate mass stars: warnings and perspectives
Thomas Rauscher University of Basel A solution to the gamma-process alpha-potential mystery
Grant Mathews University of Notre Dame Frontiers in Big Bang Cosmology and Nucleosynthesis
2.00am-2.30am Coffee break
2.30pm-4.45pm Chair: Remco Zegers
Manoel Couder University of Notre Dame Studying radiative capture with recoil separators
Sunil Devi Indiana University South Bend Detection system for the St. George recoil mass separator
Wenting Lu University of Notre Dame The current status of Zr-Nb isobar separation experiment for 93Zr AMS measurement
Andreas Best University of Notre Dame/LBNL Neutron background characterization of deep underground laboratories
Zbigniew Chajecki NSCL/MSU Fission barriers for heavy exotic nuclei
Karen Ostdiek University of Notre Dame Complications in the measurement of the half life of Iron-60
Fang Xiao University of Notre Dame Experimental investigations of stellar 12C +12C fusion toward extremely low energies by direct and indirect methods
Yunju Li University of Notre Dame How to measure the total cross sections for 12C + 12C reaction at astrophysical energies?
5.00pm-7.00pm Poster Session
Monday, October 8th, 2012
9.00am-10.00am Chair: Thomas Rauscher
Anne Sallaska UNC/TUNL STARLIB: A Next-Generation Reaction-Rate Library for Nuclear Astrophysics
Pavel Denisenkov University of Victoria MESA/NuGrid Models of Nova Outbursts and Nucleosynthesis
Richard deBoer University of Notre Dame Comprehensive Analysis of 16O Compound Nucleus Reactions
10.00am-10.30am Coffee break
10.30am-11.30am Chair: Thomas Rauscher
Carolyn Peruta Michigan State University Galactic Chemical Evolution: A New Stellar Feedback Model
Matt Bowers University of Notre Dame Implications of the 33S(α, ρ)36Cl reaction on Early Solar system production
Yoav Kashiv University of Notre Dame A Shorter Measured 146Sm Half-Life and Implications for 146Sm-142Nd Chronology in the Solar System
Ethan Uberseder University of Notre Dame First Experimental Constraint on the 59Fe(n, γ)60Fe Reaction via Coulomb Dissociation
11.30am-1.00am Lunch (Akers Hall)
1.00pm-3.00pm Chair: Georgios Perdikakis
Catherine Deibel Louisiana State University When Stars Go BOOM: Explosive Nucleosynthesis
Chris Wrede MSU/NSCL Nova nucleosynthesis via beta delayed gamma decay at NSCL
Sergio Almarez-Calderon Argonne National Laboratory The level structure of 30S and its astrophysical implications
Christoph Langer NSCL Experimental investigations of important bottleneck reactions in the rp process
Alexander Long University of Notre Dame Measurements of Resonance States in 30S and 38Ca Nuclei using the (ρ, t) Reaction, and Reaction Rates in the ap-Process
Justyna Marganiec EMMI/GSI Coulomb breakup of 17Ne and the 15O(2ρ, γ)17Ne cross section
Qian Li University of Notre Dame The Cross Section of 14N(ρ, γ)15O
3.00am-3.30am Coffee break
3.30pm-5.00pm Chair: Chris Wrede
Stephen Quinn Michigan State University Cross section measurements of (ρ, γ) reactions using the SuN detector
Matthew Mumpower University of Notre Dame The Rare Earth Peak: An Overlooked r-Process Diagnostic
Jorge Pereira NSCL Inferring nuclear structure trends of r-process nuclei from beta-decay measurements
David Chamulak   Nucleosynthesis from Asymetrical Explosions in Type Ia Supernovae
Yeunjin Kim University of Chicago Mixing in Helium-Accreting CO White Dwarfs
Rashi Talwar University of Notre Dame Stellar neutron sources and s-Process in Massive Stars

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