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In memoriam: physicist Barry Baumbaugh

September 26, 2016 • Categories: News

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Barry Baumbaugh, professional specialist, who joined Notre Dame’s High Energy Physics Group in 1978 as an electrical engineer and played key roles in the design and construction of generations of high-energy experiments, died on Sept. 21. He was 62.

Jay LaVerne joins U.S. Department of Energy “dream team” to aid in nuclear waste cleanup

September 23, 2016 • Categories: News

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ND Energy affiliated faculty member, Jay LaVerne, professional specialist and concurrent professor of radiation physics, has joined a “dream team” of experts to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time, with the goal of identifying safe, permanent storage for the radioactive material. The nuclear waste is left over from the Manhattan Project, a research and development project that produced the first nuclear weapons during World War II.

Notre Dame high energy physics group receives $2.77 million NSF grant

September 19, 2016 • Categories: News

High Energy Physics Group: Mitch Wayne, Kevin Lannon, Colin Jessup, Randy Ruchti, And Mike Hildreth

The high energy physics group at Notre Dame recently received a 3-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their research with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. This new award began September 1, 2016, and will total $2.77 million for three years. The award represents a 15 percent increase over the group’s previous 3-year award of $2.4 million.

Powering and empowering Tanzania with gravity lights

September 08, 2016 • Categories: News

Luke Maillie Working On His Gravity Light Project In Tanzania

In the summer of 2015, the unimaginable challenges that arise when power is suddenly lost mid-surgery in a rural Tanzanian hospital became a stark and all too familiar reality for Notre Dame physics-in-medicine major Luke Maillie. The desperate need, shared by an entire community, to find a low-cost, backup source of electricity during these power blackouts stuck with Maillie long after he left Tanzania to return to Notre Dame.

Detailed age map shows how Milky Way came together

September 07, 2016 • Categories: News

Age structure of the Milky Way’s halo

Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way’s halo, University of Notre Dame astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how the galaxy formed more than 13.5 billion years ago.

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Events

Mon Sep 26, 2016

Nuclear Physics Seminar: Dr. Dawn Shaughnessy

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

Development of Platforms for Nuclear Science Research in High Energy Density Plasmas at the National Ignition Facility

Dr. Dawn Shaughnessy
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory…

Posted In: Nuclear Seminar

Tue Sep 27, 2016

Astrophysics Seminar: Sam Halverson

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

Next generation exoplanet discovery instruments in the optical and near-infrared

Dr. Sam Halverson
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Pennsylvania

Hosted by Dr. Jonathan Crass

Posted In: Astrophysics Seminar

Particle Physics Seminar: Dr. Ian Low

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

A Window for Light Stops (and Sbottoms)?

Dr. Ian Low
Argonne National Laboratory/Northwestern University…

Posted In: Particle Physics Seminar

Our Universe Revealed: Prof. Sylwia Ptasinska

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

Plasma: From Lightning to Medical Applications

Prof. Sylwia Ptasinska
Department of Physics…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Wed Sep 28, 2016

Physics Colloquium: Prof. Michael Wiescher

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

Arthur Haas, his life and his last years at Notre Dame

Prof. Michael Wiescher
Freimann Professor of Physics, University of Notre Dame…

Posted In: Colloquia

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