NUCLEI researcher Thomas Papenbrock elected as APS Fellow
The Division of Nuclear Physics recognized Dr. Papenbrock as a
in The American Physical Society. The citation reads:
"For innovative theoretical approaches to the nuclear many-body problem
and other finite quantum systems." Congratulations!
Special issue on nuclear uncertainty quantification
features NUCLEI researchers
A special focus issue of the
Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and
Particle Physics devoted to
Enhancing the interaction between nuclear experiment and theory
through information and statistics (ISNET) includes
multiple collaborative articles by NUCLEI physicists and
applied mathematicians on uncertainty
quantification for chiral interactions, effective field theory,
energy density functionals, and more.
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 in 2015.
More details are available on the
2015 INCITE award.
Congratulations to the NUCLEI INCITE team!
NUCLEI researcher Nicolas Schunck elected to NUGEX
The NERSC Users Group Executive Committee is the voice of the user
community to NERSC and DOE. NUGEX is consulted on many NERSC policy issues
participate in their office's NERSC Requirements Reviews of High
Performance Computing and Storage. Congratulations to Nicolas Schunck
of LLNL on his election
to a three-year term
as one of the three representatives from Nuclear Physics.
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 Papadimitriou
(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.
Congratulations to these scientists!
NUCLEI young researchers recently named to faculty, permanent staff
and fellow positions
Congratulations to these scientists on their new positions!
- Dr. Nobuo Hinohara
has joined the faculty in the Center
for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba as an Assistant Professor.
- Dr. Andrew Steiner
has joined the faculty at the University
of Tennessee in the Department of Physics as an Assistant Professor.
- Dr. Jason Holt
has joined the TRIUMF Theory Group as a Research
- Dr. Metin Aktulga
has joined the faculty
in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan
State University as an Assistant Professor.
- Dr. Alessandro Lovato
has joined the Argonne Theory Group Staff as a Research Scientist.
- Dr. Roman Senkov has joined the faculty in the Department of
Natural Sciences at City University of New York's LaGuardia
Community College as an
- Dr. Jordan McDonnell has joined the faculty at
Francis Marion University as an Assistant Professor
- Dr. Heiko Hergert began a five-year research position
as an FRIB Theory Fellow at Michigan
State University in August, 2014.
NUCLEI researcher wins UNC postdoctoral award
Congratulations to Dr. Mika Mustonen,
who has won a university-wide award for research excellence
at the University of North Carolina.
Further details are available from the
UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
Paper by NUCLEI researcher selected as "Publisher's Pick" in J.Phys. G
The paper "Error estimates of theoretical models: a guide"
by Witek Nazarewicz and collaborators Jacek Dobaczewski and P.G. Reinhard
has been highlighted
by the publisher of Journal of Physics G, who writes:
"In every scientific discipline estimating errors is vital to understanding data.
This work provides an outstanding guide to uncertainty quantification
in nuclear structure models, and acts as a precursor to an upcoming JPhysG Focus Issue
on 'Enhancing the interaction between nuclear experiment and theory through
information and statistics'." Congratulations!
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)
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).
"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,
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!
- Upcoming workshops, conferences, and other meetings
Please see the Meetings page.
- Faculty and Permanent Research Positions in NUCLEI-related science
Faculty openings have been announced for Michigan State University,
Temple University, University
of Massachusetts at Amherst, Lehigh University, Washington State University,
University of York.
Permanent research positions have been announced for RIKEN.
See Job Postings for details.
- Postdoc and Fellow Positions in NUCLEI-related science
Postdoc openings (including Fellows) have been announced for
FRIB, UNC, Los Alamos, LBNL, TRIUMF, Ohio University, INT, Argonne, University of Surrey,
LLNL (Lawrence Fellowship), Chalmers University of Technology.
See Job Postings for details.