A Note from the Department Chair to Physics Alumni
These are exciting times for the Notre Dame Department of Physics. There are currently more than one hundred physics majors and freshman physics intents. Funding for research at the university reached an all-time high of $100 million in 2009 and has steadily continued to grow.
Research in the physics department spans the entire range from subatomic all the way to intergalactic: From the search for planets beyond our solar system to the search for new elementary particles, from studying the nuclear reactions that govern the birth and death of stars to studying the properties of superconductors and nanoparticles, Notre Dame remains at the forefront of physics research. The 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, awarded for the discovery that dark energy is accelerating the expansion of the universe, was based in part on work done by one of our own faculty members, Prof. Peter Garnavich. Recently, several Notre Dame faculty members participated in one of the two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, that jointly announced the discovery of a new particle consistent with the long-sought-after Higgs boson.
As our department continues to grow, we continue to look for highly qualified physics graduate students to support our research and educational activities. This is why we are contacting you now. Don’t worry! We’re not asking you for money (although donations designated for the physics department never hurt). Instead, we’d like your help recruiting talented, motivated students to join our incoming graduate physics class. The links below contain more information about our physics graduate program. Please forward this information to anyone you think might be interested in our program:
It is because of you, our alumni that we have managed to reach this level of success. We hope that you will continue to play an important role in the future of our department. Please contact us via Shari Herman (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the physics office if you can offer any suggestions or assistance to our graduate recruiting efforts. We would also greatly appreciate it if you would update us on how (and what) you’re doing since you’ve left Notre Dame. We encourage you to join our alumni group on LinkedIn, as well as our Facebook page under University of Notre Dame Physics!
Chair, Department of Physics
Ph.D. Alumni List: Includes PhD graduates from 1997-now
The tables list Ph.D. graduations by year; information will be updated as it becomes available.
We want to hear from you! Did you graduate from Notre Dame with a Ph.D. in Physics? What have you been doing since graduation? Please send an email to email@example.com with your information.