The Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute
The Cyclotron Institute, supported by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the State of Texas, serves as a major technical and educational resource for the state and the nation. Prof. Yennello currently sits as the Cyclotron Institute Bright Chair in Nuclear Science.
The SJY Group
The SJY Group is made up of undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral research associates conducting research on further constraining the density dependence of the symmetry energy in the nuclear equation of state using heavy ion collisions. Utilizing the K500 and K150 cyclotrons, heavy-ion projectiles are accelerated to up to 40% the speed of light and collided with stationary targets. These reactions are important for studying structure, chemical composition and the evolution of neutron stars and dynamics of supernovae explosions.
CENTAUR – Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-based Research
The Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training And University-Based Research (CENTAUR) is a five-year $10 million Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) grant from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) including universities such as Texas A&M University, Florida State University, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Washington, Louisiana State University and the University of Notre Dame.
REU Program – Research Experience for Undergraduates