Surman elected to FRIB Theory Alliance Executive Board

Author: Shelly Goethals

Surman Rebecca

Professor Rebecca Surman has been elected as a new member of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) Theory Alliance Executive Board.

The FRIB Theory Alliance is a coalition of scientists from universities and national laboratories who seek to foster advancements in theory related to diverse areas of FRIB science; optimize the coupling between theory and experiment; and rejuvenate the field by creating permanent theory positions across the country.

The FRIB Theory Alliance Board is comprised of nine members of the community. The group oversees project execution, integration, and coordination. New members serve three-year appointments.

Prof. Surman joined Notre Dame Physics in 2014. She is a theoretical nuclear astrophysicist interested in the origins of the heaviest elements. Her research program focuses on neutrino physics and nuclear physics aspects of heavy element nucleosynthesis in core-collapse supernovae, neutron star mergers, and black hole accretion disks.