Paul DeYoung, the Kenneth G. Herrick Professor of Physics and Physics Department Chair, and Belén Monteagudo Gody, HFF Teaching Fellow in Physics, received a new National Science Foundation award for $374,577. The project is titled RUI: Nuclear Science with Undergraduate Researchers: Studies of Nuclei at the Extremes and New Applications of Nuclear Techniques.
Through this project, the Hope College Nuclear Group will continue to study the structure of neutron-rich unstable nuclei with invariant-mass spectrometry at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and RIKEN. Work with the Summing NaI(Tl) (SuN) group at FRIB and Argonne National Laboratories will also continue with a focus on nuclei involved in astrophysical heavy element production. Finally, the PIs and students will continue to apply a variety of nuclear techniques to a range of interdisciplinary questions with the local tandem accelerator at Hope College.
Congratulations on your latest award, Paul and Belén!