Kenneth M. Nollett
Biographical sketch
 1995 S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 2000 Ph.D., The University of Chicago
 200002 Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology
 200203 Research Associate, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington
 200308 Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory
 200812 Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory
 2012 Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio University
Before all that, I grew up at the edge of the Nebraska Sandhills, shown below in a photo that I took on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge.
Institutional Affiliations at Ohio University
Teaching
Fall 2013:
Physics 2001: Intro to Physics; One lecture section
Spring 2013:
Astro 1000: Survey of Astronomy
Physics 2052: General Physics
Fall 2012:
Physics 2001: Intro to Physics; One lecture section and three lab sections
Research
I am a theorist, and my research is in interconnected areas of
astrophysics and nuclear physics. I have most recently been working
on the physics of the early universe and on ab initio
calculations of nuclear reaction properties. I have also been known
to carry out research on the compositions of presolar grains recovered
from meteorites, stellar nucleosynthesis, galactic chemical evolution,
and numerical methods.
Publications

Nuclear reaction rates and primordial ^{6}Li
Kenneth M. Nollett, Martin Lemoine, and David N. Schramm
Phys. Rev. C 56,
1144 (1997)

Sharpening the predictions of bigbang nucleosynthesis
Scott Burles, Kenneth M. Nollett, James W. Truran, and Michael S. Turner
Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4176 (1999)

Estimating reaction rates and uncertainties for primordial nucleosynthesis
Kenneth M. Nollett and Scott Burles
Phys. Rev. D 61,123505 (2000)

Sixbody calculation of the alphadeuteron radiative capture cross
section
K. M. Nollett, R. B. Wiringa, and R. Schiavilla
Phys. Rev. C 63, 024003 (2001)

What is the BBN prediction for the baryon density and how reliable is it?
Scott Burles, Kenneth M. Nollett, and Michael S. Turner
Phys. Rev. D 63, 063512 (2001)

BigBang Nucleosynthesis Predictions for Precision Cosmology
Scott Burles, Kenneth M. Nollett, and Michael S. Turner
Astrophys. J.
552, L1 (2001)

Radiative
alphacapture cross sections from realistic nucleonnucleon
interactions and variational Monte Carlo wave functions
Kenneth M. Nollett
Phys. Rev. C 63, 054002 (2001)

Did Very Massive Stars Preenrich and Reionize the Universe?
S. Peng Oh, Kenneth M. Nollett, Piero Madau, and G. J. Wasserburg
Astrophys. J. 562,
L1 (2001)

Primordial nucleosynthesis with a varying fine structure
constant: An improved estimate
Kenneth M. Nollett and Robert E. Lopez
Phys. Rev. D
66, 063507 (2002)

Cool bottom processes on the thermallypulsing AGB and
the isotopic composition of circumstellar dust grains
Kenneth M. Nollett, M. Busso, and G. J. Wasserburg
Astrophys. J. 582, 1036 (2003)

The Piecewise Moments Method: A Generalized Lanczos Technique for Nuclear
Response Surfaces
Wick C. Haxton, Kenneth M. Nollett, and Kathryn M. Zurek
Phys. Rev. C 72,
065501 (2005)

Modern theories of lowenergy astrophysical reactions
L. E. Marcucci, Kenneth M. Nollett, R. Schiavilla, and R. B. Wiringa
Nucl. Phys. A 777, 111 (2006)

Shortlived nuclei in the early solar system: possible AGB sources
G. J. Wasserburg, M. Busso, R. Gallino, and K. M. Nollett
Nucl. Phys. A 777, 5 (2006)

Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of neutronalpha scattering
Kenneth M. Nollett, Steven C. Pieper, R. B. Wiringa, J. Carlson, and G. M. Hale
Phys. Rev. Lett.
99, 022502 (2007)

Can Extra Mixing in RGB and AGB Stars Be Attributed to Magnetic Mechanisms?
M. Busso, G. J. Wasserburg, Kenneth M. Nollett, and Andrea Calandra
Astrophys. J. 671, 802
(2007)

Testing the Elements of the Big Bang (Popularlevel article)
Kenneth Nollett
Physics World 20(8), 20 (August 2007)

On Possible Variation in the Cosmological Baryon Fraction
Gilbert P. Holder, Kenneth M. Nollett, and Alexander van Engelen
Astrophys. J. 716,
907 (2010)

Solar fusion cross sections II: The pp chain and CNO cycles
E. G. Adelberger et al.
Rev. Mod. Phys. 83, 195 (2011)
(Contributions mainly to the sections on the reactions
^{3}He(α,γ)^{7}Be and
^{7}Be(p,γ)^{8}B.)

Asymptotic normalization coefficients from ab initio calculations
Kenneth M. Nollett and R. B. Wiringa
Phys. Rev. C 83, 041001(R) (2011)

An analysis of constraints on relativistic species from primordial nucleosynthesis and the cosmic microwave background
Kenneth M. Nollett and Gilbert P. Holder
arXiv:1112.2683 [astroph.CO]

Ab initio calculations of nuclear widths via an integral relation
Kenneth M. Nollett
Phys. Rev. C 86, 044330 (2012)

Combining ab initio calculations and lowenergy effective field theory for halo nuclear
systems: The case of ^{7}Li +n → ^{8}Li + γ
Xilin Zhang, Kenneth M. Nollett, and D. R. Phillips
Phys. Rev. C 89, 024613 (2014)

BBN And The CMB Constrain Light, Electromagnetically Coupled WIMPs
Kenneth M. Nollett and Gary Steigman
Phys. Rev. D 89, 083508 (2014)

Combining ab initio calculations and lowenergy effective field theory for halo nuclear
systems: The case of
^{7}Be +n →
^{8}B + γ
Xilin Zhang, Kenneth M. Nollett, and D. R. Phillips
Phys. Rev. C 86, 051602(R) (2014)