Physics of Atomic Nuclei

PAN is a free, residential summer program for high school students at two world leading nuclear physics laboratories: Nuclear Science Laboratory located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) located on the campus of Michigan State University. It is sponsored by JINA-CEE and taught by NSL and NSCL faculty and staff. We welcome U.S. students who have completed at least one year of high school (Grades 9-12) and science teachers (primarily high school physics or chemistry, though others have found the program useful). The program introduces participants to the fundamentals of the extremely small domain of atomic nuclei and its connection to the extremely large domain of astrophysics and cosmology. For more information about the program and application process please see our webpage.