High-temperature superconducting YBCO levitating above a magnetic track due to vortex pinning
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded 5 MV accelerator represents a major equipment upgrade for the nuclear research group.
Image credit: J.C. Howk, K. Rueff (Notre Dame), NASA/ESA, LBTO
Notre Dame astronomers are using images of the spiral galaxy NGC 4302 to study the impact that exploding stars have on gas and dust in spiral galaxies.
Geneva, Switzerland: Lowering of a completed segment of the CMS detector into its underground cavern. The completed instrument is now recording collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.
Ultra-high vacuum load-lock of low-temperature, high magnetic field scanning tunneling microscope.
The Marquez Chair
Notre Dame physicists Xinyu Liu and Jacek Furdyna collaborated with Purdue physicist Leonid Rokhinson on constructing a novel nanostructure that allowed them to observe a long-sought-after particle referred to as Majorana fermion. The existence of this particle has been predicted by Ettore Majorana in the 1930s, but until now has eluded observation.
J. Christopher Howk
Professor J. Christopher Howk has been appointed to a three-year term on the Space Telescope Users Committee. The Committee serves to advise the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and Goddard Space Flight Center on the scientific operations of the Hubble Space Telescope and is jointly chosen by the STScI Director and Hubble Space Telescope Project Scientist at Goddard.
Professor of Physics
Professor Michael Hildreth has been named a 2013 CMS LPC Senior Fellow. The LHC Physics Center (LPC) at Fermilab is a regional center of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration. During the coming year, Hildreth will be working with Fermilab experts on the study of the theories of SuperSymmetry (SUSY) to look for new physics in collider events involving high energy photons.
Professor of Physics
Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics and concurrent professor of computer science and engineering, has co-authored a paper in March 26 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper, “The role of long-range connections on the specificity of the macaque interareal cortical network,” was written in collaboration with a group of neuroanatomists from Lyon, France. Their findings showed that long-distance connections in the primate brain make important contributions to the specificity of the cortical networks.