Stephanie Lyons

  • Program Years: 2010-2014
  • Academic Institution: University of Notre Dame
  • Field of Study: Nuclear Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Michael Wiescher
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2012)
  • Degree(s):
    M.S. Physics, University of Notre Dame, 2013
    B.S. Physics, Randolph College, 2009
  • Current Status

  • Status: PhD Candidate
  • Research Area: Nuclear Physics
  • Contact Information: slyons3 AT nd DOT edu


B. Bucher et. al. [29 authors + S. Lyons], ”First Direct Measurement of 12C(12C,n)23Mg at Stellar Energies.” Physical Review Letters114., 251102, 2015.

Jingke Xu et al.[21 authors + S. Lyons ],“Scintillation efficiency measurement of Na re- coils in NaI (Tl) below the DAMA/LIBRA energy threshold.” , arXiv preprint, arXiv: 1503.07212. 2015.

H. Cao et al.[34 authors + S. Lyons ],“Measurement of Scintillation and Ionization Yield and Scintillation Pulse Shape from Nuclear Recoils in Liquid Argon.” Physical Review D99., 092007,2015.

A. Spyrou et al.[27 authors + S. Lyons ],“Measurement of the 90, 92 Zr (p, γ) 91, 93 Nb reactions for the nucleosynthesis of elements near A= 90”, Physical Review C88., 045802, 2013.

SJ Quinn et al.[21 authors + S. Lyons ],“Probing the production mechanism of the light
p-process nuclei”, Physical Review C88., 011603, 2013.

A. Simon et al.[27 authors + S. Lyons],“Systematic study of (p, γ) reactions on Ni iso-
topes”,Physical Review C87., 055802, 2013.

B. Bucher et al.[23 authors + S. Lyons], “Searching for the low-energy resonances in the C-12(C-12,n)Mg-23 reaction cross section relevant for s-process nucleosynthesis, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 420., 012141, 2013.

X. Fang et al.[35 authors + S. Lyons ],“Experimental investigation of the 12C+ 12C fusion at very low energies by direct and indirect methods”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 420., 012151, 2013.

A. Simon et al.[27 authors + S. Lyons ],“SuN: Summing NaI (Tl) gamma-ray detector for capture reaction measurements” NIM A703., 16-21, 2013.

A. Spyrou et al.[27 authors + S. Lyons ],“p process measurements with SuN”, Exotic Nuclei and Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics(IV) From Nuclei to Stars: Carpathian Summer School of Physics 2012 1498., 178-186.


Magna Cum Laude, Randolph College, 2009
Sussmann Miller Award, Albuquerque Community Foundation, 2005-2009
Dean's List, Randolph College, 2005, 2006, 2009
Conference Presentation Grant, 2011.