Bruce Barrett Retirement Event

April 23, 2017

By: Yemille Medina

Bruce Barrett has contributed forty seven years of Nuclear Physics at the University of Arizona. We would like to invite everyone to congratulate Professor Barrett on his many great accomplishments throughout his career by attending his retirement event. The afternoon will consist of symposiums, guest speakers, and a reception at the ENR2 rooftop. Below is a detailed schedule, which you can also find online at If you have any questions you may contact Scientific Session Chair: Sean Fleming at

Scientific Session
2:00 PM Opening of Scientific Session

2:05 PM (45 min) James Vary (Iowa State)
"50 years of winding roads leading to a predictive theory of nuclear structure"

2:50 PM (15min) Lene Jaqua (Colorado Christian University)
"Teaching and Writing for Physics: Clear, Coherent, Credible Communication"


3:10 PM (45 min) Wick Haxton (UC-Berkeley & UCSD)
"Amusing analogies between nuclear physics and the fractional quantum Hall effect"

3:55 PM (15min) Michael Kruse (LLNL)
"Beyond the ground-state energy: Extending the shell model to reactions and electromagnetic response functions"


4:15 PM (45 min) Bira van Kolck (Arizona and Orsay)
"Bruce's effective interactions"

5:00 PM Remarks and closing Scientific Session