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  • 2019 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics Recipient

     

    Barbara V. Jacak

    The Bonner prize was established by the American Physical Society (APS) to recognize and encourage outstanding research in nuclear physics, including the development of a method, technique, or device that significantly contributes in a general way to nuclear physics research. The prize was endowed in 1964 as a memorial to Tom W. Bonner by his friends, students and associates.

    The recipient of the 2019 Bonner Prize is Professor Barbara V. Jacak of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley according to the APS announcement is being acknowledged.

    "For her leadership in the discovery and characterization of the quark-gluon plasma, in particular for her contributions to the PHENIX experiment and its explorations of jets as probes."

    Further information is available at https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/prizerecipient.cfm?first_nm=Barbara&last_nm=Jacak&year=2019

  • Barry R. Holstein (University of Massachusetts) Awarded Feshbach Prize

    Edward Shuryak 

    Barry R. Holstein

    The Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics was established in 2014 by the American Physical Society (APS) “To recognize and encourage outstanding research in theoretical nuclear physics.” The Prize commemorates Herman Feshbach, who was a renowned Professor of Theoretical Nuclear Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for over 50 years, and served as Department Chair and Director of the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics. The Feshbach Prize is supported by the APS Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP), and by the Feshbach family and friends.

    The recipient of the 2019 Feshbach Prize is Professor Barry R. Holstein, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. According to the APS announcement, Professor Holstein is being acknowledged

    "For seminal theoretical studies of fundamental symmetries in nuclei, including radioactive nuclear decays, parity-violating nucleon-nucleon interactions, and chiral dynamics of mesons and baryons."

    Professor Holstein’s research is supported by the DOE’s Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics (NP).

    Below is the link to the corresponding APS web site:

    https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/prizerecipient.cfm?first_nm=Barry&last_nm=Holstein&year=2019

  • 2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics Recipient

     

    Bradley M. Sherrill

    The Bonner prize was established by the American Physical Society (APS) to recognize and encourage outstanding research in nuclear physics, including the development of a method, technique, or device that significantly contributes in a general way to nuclear physics research.  The prize was endowed in 1964 as a memorial to Tom W. Bonner by his friends, students and associates.

    The recipient of the 2018 Bonner Prize is Professor Bradley M. Sherrill of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University according to the APS announcement is being acknowledged.

    "For his scientific leadership in the development and utilization of instruments and techniques of discovery and exploration of exotic nuclei, and for his community leadership in elucidating the physics of rare isotope beams and advancing the realization of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams facility."

    Further information is available at http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/prizerecipient.cfm?last_nm=Sherrill&first_nm=Bradley&year=2018

  • Edward Shuryak (Stony Brook University) Awarded Feshbach Prize

    Edward Shuryak 

    Edward Shuryak

    The Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics was established in 2014 by the American Physical Society (APS) “To recognize and encourage outstanding research in theoretical nuclear physics.”  The Prize commemorates Herman Feshbach, who was a renowned Professor of Theoretical Nuclear Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for over 50 years, and served as Department Chair and Director of the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics.  The Feshbach Prize is supported by the APS Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP), and by the Feshbach family and friends.

    The recipient of the 2018 Feshbach Prize is Professor Edward Shuryak of Stony Brook University.  According to the APS announcement, Professor Shuryak is being acknowledged

    "For pioneering contributions to the understanding of strongly interacting matter under extreme conditions, and for establishing the foundations of the theory of quark-gluon plasma and its hydrodynamical behavior."

    Professor Shuryak’s research is supported by the DOE’s Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics (NP).

    Below is the link to the corresponding APS web site:

    http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/prizerecipient.cfm?first_nm=Edward&last_nm=Shuryak&year=2018

  • 2017 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics Recipient

    Charles F. Perdrisat

    The Bonner prize was established by the American Physical Society (APS) to recognize and encourage outstanding research in nuclear physics, including the development of a method, technique, or device that significantly contributes in a general way to nuclear physics research.  The prize was endowed in 1964 as a memorial to Tom W. Bonner by his friends, students and associates.

    The recipient of the 2017 Bonner Prize is Charles F. Perdrisat of College of William and Mary according to the APS announcement is being acknowledged.

    "For groundbreaking measurements of nucleon structure, and discovering the unexpected behavior of the magnetic and electric nucleon form factors with changing momentum transfer."

    Further information is available at http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/bonner.cfm.

  • 2016 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics Recipient

    I-Yang Lee

     I-Yang Lee

    The Bonner prize was established by the American Physical Society (APS) to recognize and encourage outstanding research in nuclear physics, including the development of a method, technique, or device that significantly contributes in a general way to nuclear physics research.  The prize was endowed in 1964 as a memorial to Tom W. Bonner by his friends, students and associates.

    The recipient of the 2016 Bonner Prize is I-Yang Lee of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory according to the APS announcement is being acknowledged.

    "For seminal contributions to the field of nuclear structure through the development of advanced gamma-ray detectors as realized in the Gammasphere device, and for pioneering work on gamma-ray energy tracking detectors demonstrated by the Gamma-ray Energy Tracking Array (GRETINA)."

    Further information is available at http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/bonner.cfm.  

  • 2016 Feshbach Prize Awarded

    Xiangdong Ji

    Xiangdong Ji

    The Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics was established in 2014 by the American Physical Society (APS) “To recognize and encourage outstanding research in theoretical nuclear physics.”  The Prize commemorates Herman Feshbach, who was a renowned Professor of Theoretical Nuclear Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for over 50 years, and served as Department Chair and Director of the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics.  The Feshbach Prize  is supported by the APS Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP), and by the Feshbach family and friends.

    The recipient of the 2016 Feshbach Prize is Professor Xiangdong Ji of the University of Maryland.  According to the APS announcement, Professor Ji is being acknowledged

    For pioneering work in developing tools to characterize the structure of the nucleon within QCD and for showing how its properties can be probed through experiments; this work not only illuminates the nucleon theoretically but also acts as a driver of experimental programs worldwide.

    Professor Ji’s research is supported by the DOE’s Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics (NP).

    Further information is available at American Physical Society.

  • Announcement of planned new 2017 SciDAC Awards for Computational Nuclear Physics

  • The Office of Nuclear Physics (NP) and the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE SC) are pleased to announce that they plan to support the following five-year computational nuclear physics projects under the computational science program “Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing” (SciDAC4).

    1. Nuclear Computational Low Energy Initiative

      PI Joseph Carlson (LANL)

    2. Computing the Properties of Matter with Leadership Computing Resources

      PI Robert Edwards (TJNAF)

    3. Towards Exascale Astrophysics of Mergers and Supernovae

      PI William Raphael Hix (ORNL)

    Each of these SciDAC projects is a collaboration between scientists and computational experts at multiple national laboratories and universities, who combine their talents in science and computing to address a selected set of high-priority problems at the leading edge of research in nuclear physics, using the very powerful Leadership Class High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities available now and anticipated in the near future (for example, the Summit computer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory).
    The general areas addressed by these projects are 1) calculations of the properties of nuclei, their structure, reactions, interactions and decays, using state-of-the-art models and numerical techniques; 2) the properties of strongly-interacting particles (hadrons) composed of quarks and gluons, as predicted by the fundamental theory QCD, studied computationally on a space-time lattice; and 3) computational nuclear astrophysics, including the synthesis of the heavier elements in cataclysmic events such as supernovae and neutron star mergers, and the prediction of multiple observable effects including the generation of gravitational waves. Each project stresses the goal of calculating quantities that will be studied concurrently in experiments at DOE NP facilities.

    • Announcement on the selection of Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory recommended for funding

      The Office of Nuclear Physics (NP), on the basis of a peer review, has selected the following Topical Collaborations (to start in FY 2016) for funding recommendation

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