### 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

#### Publications

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

#### Awards

Rensselaer Presidential Scholars' ProgramRensselaer Founders Award of Excellence

Sigma Pi Sigma

G. Howard Carragan Award for Outstanding Scholarship

MSU University Distinguished Fellowship

NSCL Graduate Fellowship