Apr 22, 2022A Texas A&M-led collaborative team of nuclear scientists has concluded in a recent study published in "Nature Communications" that the role neutrons play in the creation of carbon, considered the definitive building block of life, actually is much smaller than previously thought.
Leaders in Isotope Science
Dec 10, 2021A Texas A&M-led consortium has been awarded a two-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a first-of-its-kind traineeship program in isotope research and development, production and processing that aims to develop the future isotope production workforce for the nation and the DOE Isotope Program.
Nov 06, 2020To help ensure the success of future space missions and the safety of spacecraft and both the astronauts and scientists who rely on them, Texas A&M is teaming up with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a first-of-its-kind partnership through the Cyclotron Institute and Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy aimed at training the next-generation workforce in the rapidly growing field of space radiation effects testing.
Excellence in Innovation
Aug 28, 2020Texas A&M Regents Professor of Chemistry and Cyclotron Institute Director Sherry Yennello has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society's 2021 Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry recognizing research accomplishment in nuclear and radiochemistry or their application.
Aug 02, 2020During the past three years, nearly 100 electronic components of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule were tested at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute in preparation for its historic trip as the first crewed spacecraft launched from American soil since 2011 and a major milestone in SpaceX’s ultimate quest for commercial space tourism.
In Service to Science
Oct 29, 2019Congratulations to Texas A&M Regents Professor of Chemistry and Cyclotron Institute Director Sherry Yennello, who has been selected as one of three Team Leaders for the United States Delegation to the 7th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP 2020), set for July 13-17 in Melbourne, Australia.
Supporting Stewardship Science
Jul 05, 2018A Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute-led consortium has been awarded a five-year, $10 million Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration to establish and implement the Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training And University-based Research (CENTAUR).
Jun 29, 2018Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute postdoctoral researcher Ting Lin has been selected as a co-recipient of Brookhaven National Laboratory's 2018 RHIC and AGS Thesis Award recognizing the most outstanding doctoral thesis related to research conducted at Brookhaven facilities.
50 Years of Beam
Oct 31, 2017Since 1967, the Cyclotron Institute has served as the core of Texas A&M's nuclear science program and as a major technical and educational resource for the state, nation and world. Join us in celebrating 50 years of beam in a three-day symposium dedicated to Texas A&M's past, present, and future of exploring the nuclear frontier.
All Eyes on Isotopes
Feb 22, 2017Scientists across Texas and the nation will convene in College Station March 9 to explore current and potential opportunities within two of Texas A&M's greatest resources for nuclear science research and education -- the Cyclotron Institute and the Nuclear Science Center -- as part of an isotope production workshop at the Cyclotron Institute.
Oganessian in Aggieland
Nov 14, 2016Russian scientist Yuri Oganessian, a Texas A&M Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) Faculty Fellow and a Cyclotron Institute collaborator, came to Texas A&M earlier this month for a public lecture detailing his experience with element 118, officially named oganesson in his honor Nov. 30.
In His Element
Jun 16, 2016Russian physicist, Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) Faculty Fellow and Cyclotron Institute collaborator Yuri Oganessian helped to discover many super heavy elements. The heaviest one yet -- element 118, or "oganesson" -- is set to be named after him this fall.
Homing In on the Future
May 14, 2015Sometimes "ah-ha" moments can come at unexpected times. In Texas A&M senior physics major Layla Bakhtiari's case, a big one happened when she found career inspiration in a television show as an 11-year-old that led to a home as an undergraduate researcher in the world-renowned Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute.