Caprio to serve as Associate Editor for European Physical Journal A

March 19, 2018 • Categories: News


Professor Mark Caprio has been selected to serve as an Associate Editor, in the area of Nuclear Theory, for the European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei. This is the European Physical Society journal for nuclear physics, which was established as the successor to several European national journals, including Zeitschrift fuer Physik A and Il Nuovo Cimento A. Caprio will serve a three-year term on the editorial board.…

Physics student creates computer model to study magnetic tornadoes in superconductors

March 16, 2018 • Categories: News

Olszewski 250

Junior Maciej Olszewski, a physics and honors mathematics major, was the lead author on a paper published in New Journal of Physics on Feb. 5. The work was based on computer simulation, which describes the ways superconducting vortices interact.

Justin Crepp selected for National Academy of Sciences committee on exoplanets

February 26, 2018 • Categories: News

Crepp is one of 14 committee members, a select group of experts in the field, tasked with identifying priorities within the field they believe should be addressed within the next decade.

Physics professor strengthens Notre Dame-Colima relationship

January 26, 2018 • Categories: News


Antonio Delgado, a physics professor at the University of Notre Dame, visited the University of Colima in early January to promote particle physics and encourage collaboration between Notre Dame and Colima.

Wiescher receives AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Prize

January 18, 2018 • Categories: News

Michael Wiescher

Every year, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Laboratory Astrophysics Division awards a prize to an individual who has made significant contributions to laboratory astrophysics over the course of his or her career. The 2018 award went to Michael Wiescher, the Freimann Professor of Physics. He was recognized for his significant contributions to the experimental foundation of nuclear astrophysics, as well as his research that closes the gap between experiment and theory in the field.     

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Tue Mar 20, 2018

Astrophysics Seminar: Prof. Robert Scherrer, Vanderbilt University

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

The cosmological lithium problem

Prof. Robert Scherrer
Chair, Department of Physics and Astrophysics
Vanderbilt University

Big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) remains one of the major pillars of modern cosmology. A comparison of predicted and observationally-inferred primordial 2H and 4He abundances implies a baryon density in excellent agreement with the density inferred from the cosmic microwave background. However, there is one piece of the puzzle that does not quite fit:  BBN predicts a primordial 7Li abundance that is roughly three times higher than the observationally-inferred abundance.  This has been dubbed the primordial lithium problem. Possible solutions lie in three broad categories:  (1) Something is wrong with our observational estimates, (2) We are missing some critical piece of nuclear physics in our BBN calculations, or (3) Physics beyond the Standard Model is alters standard BBN.  I will discuss all three possibilities, including a number of proposals in category (3).

Posted In: Astrophysics Seminar

Particle Physics Seminar: Prof. Ilan Levine, IUSB

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

Searching for dark matter with bubble chambers

Prof. Ilan Levine
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Indiana University South Bend…

Posted In: Particle Physics Seminar

Time and Relative Dimension In Space: Can We Build a Time Machine?, Mr. Sushrut Ghonge

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

Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

Time And Relative Dimension In Space: Can We Build a Time Machine?

with Mr. Sushrut Ghonge

Join us as Mr. Sushrut Ghonge explain to us how relativistic properties make space and time bend, causing time to go slower and lengths to contract when traveling very fast or approaching massive objects, and how these properties might theoretically be used to build a time machine.…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Wed Mar 21, 2018

Physics Colloquium: Prof. Robert Scherrer, Vanderbilt University

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

Science and science fiction

Prof. Robert Scherrer
Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Vanderbilt University

Hosted by Prof. Mathews

Posted In: Colloquia

Mon Mar 26, 2018

Nuclear Physics Seminar: Dr. Jie Chen, Argonne National Laboratory

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

Experimental study of single particle strength in exotic psd-shell nuclei using transfer reactions

Dr. Jie Chen
Argonne National Laboratory

Hosted by Prof. Caprio

Posted In: Nuclear Seminar

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