Frentz successfully defends Ph.D. dissertation

Author: Janet Weikel


Bryce Frentz successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on measurements related to one of the slowest reactions within the CNO cycle advised by Professors Ani Aprahamian and Michael Wiescher. He measured the lifetimes of relevant states for the first time using DSAM along with a cross section of the 14N(p,g)15O reaction. The lifetime measurements were made at ND's Nuclear Science Laboratory while the cross section was measured at CASPAR underground in the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. The results of Bryce's work have been presented in two publications in Physical Review C and numerous presentations at national and international conferences. 

Dr. Frentz is now working in data science for Humana.