Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LLNL was honored to co-host the 2015 National Nuclear Physics Summer School.

During the ten-day event, 18 presenters from national labs and academia shared their expertise with nuclear physics graduate students and postdocs. They explored a broad range of topics, including nuclear reactions, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear medicine, nuclear security, nuclear and hadronic structure, heavy ions, fundamental symmetries, lattice QCD, and computational nuclear physics.

The annual summer school events are administered by the Institute for Nuclear Theory. Other co-hosts for the 2015 event included the University of California, Davis, and the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) led by UC Berkeley.

Event Information

Dates: June 15–25, 2015

Location: Lake Tahoe, California


Presenter Institution Topics
A. Baha Balantekin University of Wisconsin-Madison Fundamental Symmetries and Neutrinos-Theory (PDF)
Jeff Blackmon Louisiana State University Nuclear Astrophysics Introduction, Formalism, Big Bang and H Burning (PDF)
He Burning, Heavy Elements and S Process (PDF)
Stellar Explosions (PDF)
Carl Brune Ohio University Nuclear Science in High Energy Density Plasmas (PDF)
Heather Crawford Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Low-Energy Nuclear Experiments: The Basics (PDF)
Ground States and Excitation Spectra (PDF)
Probing Wavefunctions (PDF)
David Dean Oak Ridge National Laboratory Computational Science (PDF)
Dan Dwyer Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Experiments in Neutrinos and Fundamental Symmetries (PDF)
Morten Hjorth-Jensen University of Oslo, Norway Nuclear Structure Theory and Reactions (PDF)
Barbara Jacak UC Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Energy Loss and Opacity in the Quark Gluon Plasma (PDF)
Screening and EM Probes (PDF)
Walter Loveland Oregon State University The Quest for Superheavy Elements (PDF)
Augusto Macchiavelli Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Gamma-Ray Tracking (PDF)
Naomi Makins University of Illinois Nuclear Physics in Four Quadrants (PDF)
Gail McLaughlin North Carolina State University Nuclear Astrophysics (PDF)
Nucleosynthesis (PDF)
The R-Process of Nucleosyntehsis (PDF)
Greg Mitchell UC Davis Nuclear Physics and Medical Imaging (PDF)
Scott Pratt Michigan State University Idealized Partonic Matter (PDF)
Modeling Heavy Ion Collisions and Connecting QGP Properties to Experiment (PDF)
Quantitative Conclusions from Heavy-Ion Collisions (PDF)
Martin Savage Institute for Nuclear Theory Lattice QCD for Nuclear Physics (PDF)
Ron Soltz Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Nuclear Security in the 21st Century (PDF)
Michael Thoennessen Michigan State University The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (PDF)
Feng Yuan Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Hadron Physics and QCD Theory (PDF)


Role Contact Organization Email
Chair Ron Soltz LLNL
Co-Chair Mani Tripathi NSSC and UC Davis