Upcoming meetings important to NUCLEI science
Please take note of these upcoming meetings and check
the Meetings page for more.
- Low Energy Community Meeting,
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, August 21-23, 2014.
Advances and perspectives in computational nuclear physics,
Hilton Waokoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii, October 5-7, 2014 (before
the DNP meeting).
NUCLEI team wins NERSC award
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)
has announced that
NUCLEI investigators James Vary, Pieter Maris, Esmond Ng and
Chao Yang have been
awarded the NERSC Exascale Science Application Program (NESAP) for
"Weakly Bound and
Resonant States in Light Isotope Chains Using MFDn -- Many
Fermion Dynamics Nuclear
Physics." The project team also includes George Papdimitriou
(ISU), Mark Caprio (UND),
and Meiyue Shao (LBNL). With this award, the project team,
working with NERSC, Cray, and Intel
"will undertake intensive efforts to adapt software to take
advantage of Cori's Knights Landing
manycore architecture and to use the resultant codes to produce
on an architecture that may represent an approach to exascale
See additional information about the
the full list
of 20 awards.
Papers by NUCLEI researchers selected as "Editor's Suggestions" in PRC
Several recent papers describing NUCLEI physics
have been highlighted by the Editors of Physical Review C:
Congratulations to these scientists!
"Adaptive multi-resolution 3D Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov solver for nuclear structure,"
J. C. Pei, G. I. Fann, R. J. Harrison, W. Nazarewicz, Yue Shi, and S. Thornton,
Phys. Rev. C 90, 024317 (2014)
"Nucleon and nucleon-pair momentum distributions in A<=12 nuclei," R. B.
Wiringa, R. Schiavilla, S. C. Pieper, and J. Carlson, Phys. Rev. C 89,
- "Neutral current
interactions of low-energy neutrinos in dense neutron
matter," Alessandro Lovato, Omar Benhar, Stefano Gandolfi, and Cristina
Losa, Phys. Rev. C 89, 025804 (2014).
Monte Carlo calculations of electromagnetic moments and
transitions in A ≤ 9 nuclei with meson-exchange currents derived from
chiral effective field theory," S. Pastore, S. C. Pieper, R. Schiavilla, and
R. B. Wiringa, Phys. Rev. C 87, 035503 (2013).
Figures from NUCLEI papers selected for PRC Kaleidoscope
showing paths for spontaneous fission of 264Fm from the paper
fission lifetimes from the minimization of self-consistent collective action"
by Jhilam Sadhukhan, K. Mazurek, A. Baran, J. Dobaczewski, W. Nazarewicz, and J. A. Sheikh,
Phys. Rev. C 88, 064314 (2013)
and a figure
a complex nuclear density simulation
from the paper "Nuclear
'pasta' formation" by A. S. Schneider, C. J. Horowitz, J. Hughto, and D. K. Berry,
Phys. Rev. C 88, 065807 (2013)
have been chosen
by the Editors of Physical Review C for
Congratulations to these researchers!
Article by NUCLEI researchers selected as Physica Scripta highlight
The paper Living on the edge
of stability, the limits of the nuclear landscape," by
C Forssen, G Hagen, M Hjorth-Jensen, W Nazarewicz, and J Rotureau, Physica Scripta T 152, 014022 (2013),
has been chosen by the editors of Physica Scripta for inclusion in the exclusive "Highlights of 2013"
collection. Congratulations to these scientists!
DOE awards 204 million processor hours for computational
The DOE INCITE program has
awarded a large number of hours on DOE's Leadership Class computers
computational nuclear physics projects for starting in 2014.
More details are available on the
2014 INCITE award.
- NUCLEI member receives Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Research
- James Vary has received an Iowa State University, College of Liberal Arts
Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Research. The award recognizes
faculty members who have a national or international reputation for
in research and/or artistic creativity, and who have influenced the research
of students. The award was presented on September 11 in the
Fall Convocation Ceremony at Iowa State
(more information here).
- NUCLEI member named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow
- Witold Nazarewicz of Oak Ridge National Laboratory was selected
as a 2013 UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow.
The rank of corporate fellow -- among the lab's highest honors -- recognizes the researcher's
significant accomplishments and continuing leadership in their scientific,
engineering and technological fields. Only 33 researchers at ORNL have earned this
Read more here.
- NUCLEI member awarded Young Scientist Prize from IUPAP
- Stefano Gandolfi of Los Alamos National Laboratory was recently awarded
the prestigious IUPAP early career prize in nuclear physics at the International Nuclear Physics Conference in
Florence, Italy. The citation reads: "For developing a new method of calculating
many body observables from ab-initio two body and three body realistic interactions
which allows to predict observables in nuclei beyond 12C and for extending this work to neutron and cold atoms systems."
- NUCLEI member wins PhD thesis award
- Alessandro Lovato of Argonne National Laboratory was recently awarded the "Adelchi Fabrocini Award"
for the best PhD thesis in Italy in the field of Nuclear and Many-Body
Physics. The title of Alessandro's thesis is: "Ab initio calculations on
properties including the effects of three-nucleon
interactions". The award was presented in Lecce, Italy on June 1st.
- NUCLEI member receives Early Career grant from DOE
- Gaute Hagen of Oak Ridge National Laboratory was recently awarded a grant from the Department of Energy's Office of Science Early Career Research Program. This year's 61 awardees were selected from a pool of 770 university- and national laboratory-based applicants. Gaute was chosen for his project "State of the Art Microscopic Computations of Weak Processes in Nuclei." The list of 2013 Early Career recipients may be found here and the ORNL press release may be found here. Congratulations Gaute!
- NUCLEI team awarded computing time on Beacon, currently #1 on the Green500 list
- A team of NUCLEI scientists led by Gaute Hagen (PI) were recently award 7500 node-hours to study "Three-body forces in medium mass nuclei" using the coupled-cluster approach on Beacon at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS). Beacon's Intel Xeon Phi co-processors and unique node architecture with 960GB of SSD storage per node made it attractive for use in data intensive three-body calculations. Read more about Beacon and the call to participate in the Beacon Project.
- DOE showcases NUCLEI member, Hai Ah Nam, in the
new Women @ Energy feature
- The Department of Energy launched a new feature,Women
@ Energy,which showcases DOE employees who work in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Women @ Energy profiles women across the country sharing what inspired them to work in STEM, what excites them about their work at the Energy Department, and what can be done to engage the next-generation in STEM. Read Hai Ah Nam's profile on Women @ Energy.
TALENT courses for 2014 taking applications
("Training in Advanced Low-Energy Nuclear Theory") initiative aims at
providing an advanced and comprehensive training to graduate students and young researchers
in low-energy nuclear theory.
Courses for 2014 will be offered on
Density functional theory and
self-consistent methods from July 14 to
August 1 at the ECT* in Trento, Italy,
Theory for exploring nuclear structure experiments from August 11 to August 29
at GANIL in Caen, France,
Nuclear theory for astrophysics, from May 26 to June 13 at the NSCL at Michigan State
Please follow the links for application information.
Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing
A two-week training course in the Chicago area
will be offered to advanced graduate students and postdocs
from July 28 to August 9. The deadline for applying is May 22.
extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov for details.
Postdoc Position in leadership-class computational science at ALCF
Leadership Computing Facility is looking for bright young scientists from a
wide spectrum of backgrounds, with the common thread being the use of high
performance computing at large scale, especially applications targeting the
state-of-the-art supercomputer, Mira.
See the flyer and
job description for details on applying.
Postdoc Position in T-2 Group at Los Alamos
See Job Postings for details.