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PAN@MSU 2018 information can be found here.

Materials marked (2017) have not yet been updated for 2018. This information will continue being updated through the program.

Return to the main PAN page at JINAweb.

Pre-program information

PAN 2018 schedule (2018)

Map of MSU campus highlighting PAN locations (2018)

CATA bus service in East Lansing and Lansing Route 14 from the airport to the CATA Transportation Center, then transfer to Route 1. Exit on Grand River past Abbot, at the north end of campus. It should cost less than $2.

Local Taxi service

PAN rideshare board (coordinate your arrivals/trips from the airport, coming in or going out)

PAN@MSU 2018 Facebook group (2018)

Information about Shaw Residence Hall

Dietary information for MSU Cafeterias

For students and parents

Student arrival preparations letter (2018)

Student acceptance letter (2018) (you got this in April/May)

PAN@MSU Program Handbook for review by student participants and their parents/guardians (2018)

Packing List (2018) (one thing to note: if you can't bring a Windows laptop for the nuclear theory exercise, we'll have extras or you can share)


Parent/family Invitation for Friday Poster Session (2018)

Background information and readings before PAN!

From Kirsten Tollefson: - How to Build Your Own Cloud Chamber:

  1. From Fermilab's Symmetry magazine with a nice explanation of what you will see in the cloud chamber and a video on how to make your own using a fish tank: fish tank cloud chamber
  2. A Fermilab video of a 6 year old making her own small cloud chamber using a plastic cup: plastic cup cloud chamber
  3. How to Turn Your Cell Phone into a Cosmic Ray Detector and Become an Astrophysicist: - CRAYFIS
  4. A Popular Science article about the CRAYFIS app (which won a webby award):

Yet another cheap homemade cloud chamber - try them all!

Journal article about PAN

Interesting reading about Dark Matter: "The Cosmic Cocktail" by Katherine Freese

NSCL Chart of the Nuclides

Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), major sponsor of PAN.

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), major sponsor of PAN.

"For the Love of Physics" references/links

Jefferson Lab's nuclear science education page

Berkeley Lab's introduction to nuclear science

Interactive Chart of the Nuclides “This was one of the best weeks of my life. I learned so much and it was invigorating to be with so many other kids interested in this field.”

**Week 1 (students)**

Presentation files

Nuclear Experimentation by Stephanie Lyons

Radiation Detection by Marco Cortesi

Gamma Spectroscopy Experiment by Becky Lewis

LBNL Database - Nuclear Data website for Gamma Spectroscopy experiment

NuDAT - MORE Nuclear Data for Gamma Spectroscopy experiment

Nuclear Astrophysics by Luke Roberts

Neutron capture chart activity (r-process and s-process)

Half-Life Determination by Mallory Smith

Radioactivity Measurement by Mallory Smith

Astronomy by Brian O'Shea

Astronomy Hubble Deep Field Exercise

Hubble Deep Field images for Astronomy exercise

Nuclear Theory by Alex Brown - UPDATED!

Energy Density Functional Theory problems by Alex Brown - UPDATED!

Nucleus - the EDFT tool by Alex Brown - UPDATED! Unzip the folder to your c: drive, make sure the folder is “nucleus”

Chart of Nuclides by Alex Brown

Fundamental Symmetries by Jaideep Singh



Post-program Surveys

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