An artist's conception of the shock breaking out of a red supergiant star. The shock is caused by the collapse of the core of the star and initiates a type II supernova explosion.
Notre Dame logo constructed from 47 individual CO molecules arranged on a copper sheet, from the lab of Prof. Kenjiro Gomes. The logo is only 12 nanometers across. Orange regions are electron waves scattered off the dark CO molecules.
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.
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.
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.
Justin R. Crepp
Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics
The iLocater instrument being developed by Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at Notre Dame, has been featured by the SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, in a paper describing the detection of planets around other stars. The article by Crepp, entitled “Renaissance of the Doppler technique for exoplanet studies,” was published online on Sept. 10 by SPIE and describes how new hardware will enable breakthroughs in instrumentation performance that could lead to the discovery of nearby worlds that might resemble the Earth.
The Ortenzio Family Assistant Professor in Applied Medical and Nuclear Physics
Brodeur's research aims to improve our understanding of both the Standard Model of particle physics and how heavy elements in the universe were formed through precision measurements of atomic mass and decay properties of exotic nuclei. Results from his studies could also lead to a more precise understanding of heat generation in nuclear fission, enabling construction of more efficient and economical reactors.
Dr. Mary Galvin
Dean, College of Science
Mary Galvin joined the College of Science as the William K. Warren Foundation Dean in August 2015. As dean, Mary leads and inspires more than 550 faculty, staff, and postdoctoral researchers in the college, which is home to more than 1680 undergraduate and 450 graduate students.