Amy Lovell

  • Program Years: 2015-2018
  • Academic Institution: Michigan State University
  • Field of Study: Theoretical Nuclear Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Filomena Nunes
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2017)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Mathematical Sciences, and B.S. Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2013
    M.S. Physics, Michigan State University, 2015
    PhD Physics, Michigan State University, 2018

Current Status

  • Status: Staff Scientist at Los Alamos National Lab
  • Research Area: Theoretical Nuclear Physics


Systematic uncertainties in direct reaction theory, A E Lovell and F M Nunes, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys., 42 034014 (2015)
Three-body model for the two-neutron decay of 16Be, A E Lovell, F M Nunes, and I J Thompson, Phys. Rev. C 95, 034605 (2017)
Uncertainty Quantification for Optical Model Parameters, A E Lovell, F M Nunes, J Sarich, and S M Wild, Phys. Rev. C 95, 024611 (2017)
Energy dependence of nonlocal optical potentials, A E Lovell, P-L Bacq, P Capel, F M Nunes, and L J Titus, Phys. Rev. C 96, 051601(R) (2017)
Constraining Transfer Cross Sections Using Bayes' Theorem, A E Lovell and F M Nunes, Phys. Rev. C 97, 064612 (2018)
Extracting hydrocarbon from shale: An investigation of the factors that influence the decline or tail of the production curve, A E Lovell, S Srinivasan, S Karra, D O'Malley, N Makedonska, H S Viswanathan, G Srinivasan, J W Carey, and L P Frash, Water Resources Research 54, 3748
Uncertainty quantification due to optical potentials in models for (d,p) reactions, G B King, A E Lovell, F M Nunes, Phys. Rev. C 98, 044623 (2018)
Direct comparison between Bayesian and frequentist uncertainty quantification for nuclear reactions, G B King, A E Lovell, L Neufcourt, F M Nunes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 232501 (2019)
Prompt neutron distributions inferred from prompt gamma-ray measurements, A E Lovell, I Stetcu, P Talou, G Rusev, Phys. Rev. C. 100, 054610 (2019)
Exploring experimental conditions to reduce uncertainties in the optical potential, M Catacora-Rios, G B King, A E Lovell, F M Nunes, Phys. Rev. C 100, 064615 (2019)
Anisotropies in neutron-induced fission, A E Lovell, P Talou, I Stetcu, K J Kelly, in review, Phys. Rev. C
Quantifying uncertainties on fission fragment mass yields with mixture density networks, A E Lovell, A T Mohan, P Talou, J. Phys. G, Nucl. Part. Phys., accepted


Rensselaer Presidential Scholars' Program
Rensselaer Founders Award of Excellence
Sigma Pi Sigma
G. Howard Carragan Award for Outstanding Scholarship
MSU University Distinguished Fellowship
NSCL Graduate Fellowship