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Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN)

A free residential summer camp for high school students (both sites) and science teachers (MSU only).

PAN is an outreach program 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 located on the campus of Michigan State University. It is run by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) and either NSL or NSCL faculty and staff. The camp welcomes students who have completed at least one year of high school and science teachers (primarily high school physics or chemistry). 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.

To apply for the program, please visit PAN’s website for the applications.

Classroom Resources

ANS has grade-appropriate resources and project materials available for teachers that explain the many uses of the atom and the vital role of nuclear technology.

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