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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


Morten Eskildsen


The American Physical Society (APS) recently announced that Morten Eskildsen, professor of physics, was elected as a Fellow for the society’s Division of Condensed Matter Physics. Eskildsen is one of only 32 condensed matter physicists elected as Fellows this year.

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Phillipe Collon

Associate Professor

Prof. Philippe Collon is the recipent of this year's Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. Faculty are nominated for this award by students and colleagues, and the recipient is selected by an interdisciplinary committee. Prof. Collon's award letter notes "the tremendous impact your individualized guidance and mentoring have had on the lives of Notre Dame undergraduates."

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Umesh Garg


Prof. Umesh Garg has been selected a Fulbright Specialist in Physics Education for a five-year term.

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Sylwia Ptasinska

Marquez Assistant Professor of Physics

Notre Dame researchers led by Sylwia Ptasinska, assistant professor of physics, have observed significant DNA damage in cancer cells irradiated by atmospheric pressure plasma, a new radiation source. They have recently published their research in the European Physical Journal D in an article titled, “Plasmid DNA damage induced by Helium Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet.”

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