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    High-temperature superconducting YBCO levitating above a magnetic track due to vortex pinning

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    The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded 5 MV accelerator represents a major equipment upgrade for the nuclear research group.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Ultra-high vacuum load-lock of low-temperature, high magnetic field scanning tunneling microscope.

Faculty Spotlight


J. Christopher Howk

Associate Professor

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. 

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Justin R. Crepp

Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics

NASA has awarded Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, with an Early Career Fellowship. He is the only awardee in the nation to receive the fellowship in the Origins of Solar Systems program. Crepp’s project, “Working at the Diffraction Limit: New Exoplanetary Science in the Era of ‘Extreme’ Adaptive Optics,” was selected through a competitive proposal process, followed by peer review in a second round of evaluation.

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Margaret Dobrowolska-Furdyna

Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Physics

Malgorzata Dobrowolska-Furdyna, the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Physics, has been appointed to the position of associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Science. In this role, she will direct the undergraduate affairs of the College of Science, serve as chair of the college undergraduate committee, and will be the liaison to the Registrar's Office and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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Zoltan Toroczkai

Professor of Physics

A new paper by Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics and concurrent professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and his collaborators provides a predictive model of cerebral cortical connectivity at the interareal level. The study was published in the Oct. 2 issue of the journal Neuron.

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