Wed Sep 20, 2017

Core Facility Fair

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
McCourtney Hall

2017 ND Core Facility Fair

McCourtney Hall common area, Noon-4 pm

This event is open to all interested undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff, as well as external customers, who wish to learn more about what the core facilities are and how their state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise can benefit research projects or work areas. Personnel from the core facilities will be on hand to answer your questions.…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Physics Colloquium: Prof. Jorge A. Lopez, Univ of Texas-El Paso

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
118 Nieuwland Science Hall

Italian delicacies served up in a neutron star crust


The matter in the outermost layer, or “crust,” of a neutron star (the remnant of a supernova) is believed to host a variety of phases in which dense regions of nucleons are filled with voids of lower density. The presence of the phases, euphemistically referred to as “nuclear pasta” because of their resemblance to the shapes of lasagna, gnocchi, and spaghetti, may affect the emission of neutrinos, the primary mechanism by which the neutron star cools. In this work, molecular dynamics and a set of topological and geometric descriptors (volume, area, mean curvature, and its Euler characteristic—a number that represents the phase’s topology) are used to accurately identify the pasta phases predicted by dynamical simulations, a labeling scheme that could be used to directly map the shape of a pasta phase to its effect on neutrino emission and neutron star cooling.

Posted In: Colloquia

Mon Sep 25, 2017

Special Colloquium: Prof. Lisa Randall, Harvard University

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
123 Nieuwland Science Hall

The Nature of Dark Matter

Dr. Lisa Randall
Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science  
Harvard University

I will discuss possibilities for dark matter, focusing on my recent work on how astronomical measurements can give insights into dark matter’s interactions.


Posted In: Colloquia and Special Lectures and Events

A Conversation with Lisa Randall -- public lecture

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Washington Hall

Randall 2017 Poster


Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Tue Sep 26, 2017

Astrophysics Seminar: Dr. Emma Fernandez-Alvar, UNAM

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
184 Nieuwland Science Hall

Title TBA

Emma Fernandez-Alvar, from UNAM

Hosted by Tim Beers

Posted In: Astrophysics Seminar

Particle Physics Seminar: Dr. Steve Mrenna, Fermilab

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
415 Nieuwland Science Hall

The Pythia8 Event Generator for Particle Collisions: Status and Updates

Dr. Steve Mrenna

Posted In: Particle Physics Seminar

Our Universe Revealed: Getting the Lead Out: Reducing South Bend's exposure to environmental lead

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
101 Jordan Hall

Part of the Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

Getting the Lead Out: Reducing South Bend’s Exposure to Environmental Lead

Presenter: Graham Peaslee, Ph.D., Professor, Mary Lieberman, Ph.D., and Heidi Beidinger, assistant professional specialist…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Wed Sep 27, 2017

Physics Colloquium: Prof. Saurabh Jha, Rutgers

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
118 Nieuwland Science Hall

Surveying the accelerating universe with supernovae

Prof. Saurabh Jha
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey…

Posted In: Colloquia

Mon Oct 2, 2017

Nuclear Physics Seminar: Dr. Chen-Yu Liu, Indiana University

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
124 Nieuwland Science Hall


Dr. Chen-Yu Liu
Indiana University

Hosted by Prof. Brodeur

Posted In: Nuclear Seminar

Tue Oct 3, 2017

Astrophysics Seminar: Dr. Fernando Pedichini

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
184 Nieuwland Science Hall

Title TBA

Dr. Fernando Pedichini

Hosted by Prof. Crepp

Posted In: Astrophysics Seminar

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