Two National Science Foundation grants awarded to IWU

In Summer 2023 Dr. Rogers was awarded a National Science Foundation “Research at Undergraduate Institutions” (RUI) grant to fund his experimental nuclear physics research program with IWU physics students for an additional three years.

In Fall 2023 Dr. Rogers was awarded a “Major Research Instrumentation” (MRI) grant from the National Science Foundation to further his research program in nuclear physics.  The grant was part of a larger collaboration grant with Michigan State University and 7 other participating institutions, to design, construct, and test a new array of neutron detectors to be located at the Facility for Rare Isotopes.  This next generation array will enable the MoNA Collaboration to measure properties of neutron-unstable nuclei important for better understanding explosive astrophysical phenomena.