PING 2020

The “Physicists Inspiring the Next Generation: Exploring the Nuclear Matter” (PING 2020) program consists of a year-long training interaction with the MoNA Collaboration in basic and applied rare-isotope based nuclear astrophysics at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams/National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (East Lansing, MI). The program is fully funded by the National Science Foundation under the NSF-award #2012040.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the two-week summer component for the PING 2020 program was reformatted into an extended remote period throughout the Fall 2020, running from September 1, 2020 to October 23, 2020. It included nine high school students and seven undergraduate students serving as mentors, with two undergraduate students as co-coordinators.