Norman K. Glendenning sadly passed away on September 5th 2022 at the age of 91, after a long illness. He was a distinguished nuclear theorist and a founding member of the Nuclear Theory Group in the NSD. An obituary written by James Symons, Xin-Nian Wang, and Fridolin Weber was recently published by Physics Today and can be found here.
Pioneering NSD scientist Darleane C. Hoffman received the 2023 Enrico Fermi Presidential Award, one of the most prestigious science honors bestowed by the U.S. government, in a special ceremony at Berkeley Lab on Tuesday, June 6th. Hoffman, a nuclear chemist, was honored for her scientific discoveries that advanced the field of nuclear and radiochemistry, for distinguished service to the DOE’s missions in national security and nuclear waste management, and for her sustained leadership in radiochemistry research and education. More details of Darlene’s award, and a video of the ceremony can be found here.
NSD postdoctoral researcher Emil Rofors represented Berkeley Lab at the 2023 National Postdoc Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Emil is a postdoctoral researcher in the Applied Nuclear Physics program and a member of the LBNL Postdoc Association board.
NSD established a Twitter account (@LBNLNuclearSci) which is being used to share regular highlights from across the Division and the Laboratory.
NSD welcomes new hires Erich Leistenschneider (Staff Scientist), Ashish Pandav (Postdoctoral Researcher), and Lisa Schlüter (Postdoctoral Researcher).
We are also pleased to host summer interns from a range of programs including the SULI program, SURF, the NNSA Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program, the NSD-led GREAT-NS initiative, and through the N3AS Physics Frontier Center. We welcome Phoebe Andromeda, Julia Dreiling, Brandon Wilson, Israel Galeana, Patrick Francisco, Elijah Dolz, Laylah Chacon, Griffin Rhoads, Samantha Goldberg, Hong Joo Ryoo, Tiana French, Yajat Thanawala, Birgitta Biendarra, Declan Hoban, Bryce Benun, Wan Siyang, Siddhant Mal, Annabelle McCutcheon, Charles- Yu Hong Chan, Jasmine Crawford, Henry Purcell, Malika Golshian, Brandon Lem, Paul Shin, Ashley Rincon, Dylon Fleming, Eddy Alderete, Emma Lynch, Ethan Skeens, Hong Joo Ryoo, Joseph Koplowitz, Sawyer Kaplan, Diego Hernandez Kent.
We also welcome visiting faculty Prof. Wing To who will be working with Gabriel Orebi-Gann.