• Kepler Sn Burp1 Rendering Forweb

    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.

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    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.

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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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    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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    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.

Faculty Spotlight

Garnavich 2016

Peter Garnavich


A team of University of Notre Dame astrophysicists led by Peter Garnavich, professor of physics, has observed the unexplained fading of an interacting binary star, one of the first discoveries using the University’s Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope.

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Surman Rebecca

Rebecca Surman

Associate Professor

Surman has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society. She was nominated by the Division of Nuclear Physics. 

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Maxime Brodeur

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.

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