Honors Research Seminar


From Atomic Nuclei to Stars: Research at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

For more than 50 years, scientists from MSU and all over the world have been conducting nuclear physics research at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), producing and studying the properties of exotic nuclei, discovering new phenomena and creating new theoretical models to explain and predict nuclear characteristics. These exotic nuclei are not only providing key insights into our understanding of nuclear interactions, but they are also participating in stellar events, defining the energetics of supernova explosions and guiding the synthesis of the elements we see around us.

In the NSCL’s Honors Research Seminar, students will learn about some of the exciting research projects that our faculty and staff are working on, and they will join a research group to get hands-on experience in areas at the forefront of experimental or theoretical nuclear science.

S Phiri

Kate Nezich

Evan Litch