Aprahamian speaks at TRIUMF Science Week

July 20, 2018 • Categories: News

Aprahamian Dec 2014 Photo

Professor Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, was invited to TRIUMF Science Week in Vancouver, Canada in July 2018. TRIUMF, the national laboratory of Canada for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science, is celebrating its 50th

Summertime Stargazing event draws large crowd

July 19, 2018 • Categories: News

Krizmanich Telescope at night

A virtually cloudless night drew a crowd of about 1,500 to the Jordan Hall of Science observatory on July 6 to take turns peering at the stars and planets through the Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope.

First Notre Dame-China symposium on nuclear physics to foster future collaboration

July 18, 2018 • Categories: News

Physics lecture at Beijing Global Gateway

More than 20 physics scholars gathered in June to discuss current research in exotic nuclear structures during a joint event organized by the nuclear physics groups at the University of Notre Dame and Peking University.

Notre Dame physicists explore how well we can know the past

July 02, 2018 • Categories: News


Dervis Can Vural

In their latest research, Notre Dame physicists explore the concept of "retrodiction" to determine how rapidly knowledge of the past states of the universe deteriorates.

Peng Elected to Experimental NMR Conference Executive Committee

June 21, 2018 • Categories: News


Peng 250

Jeff Peng, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry with a concurrent appointment in Physics, was recently elected to the Executive Committee for the annual Experimental NMR Conference (ENC).


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Fri Jul 27, 2018

REU Symposium: Student Presentations

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
123 Nieuwland Science Hall

Physics REU Symposium: Final Student Presentations

Details to be posted.

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Thu Aug 2, 2018

Astrophysics Seminar: Dr. Tilman Hartwig, IPMU, Tokyo

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
184 Nieuwland Science Hall

Stellar Archaeology as a Time Machine to the First Stars

Dr. Tilman Hartwig
IPMU, Tokyo

Understanding the nature of the first stars is a major challenge of modern cosmology. Despite their importance for the formation of subsequent stars and galaxies, their mass distribution is still uncertain due to a lack of direct observations. Extremely metal-poor stars in the Milky Way allow to constrain the mass of their progenitor supernovae and thereby provide precious information about the first generation of stars. I will give a general introduction to stellar archaeology, the main open questions, and discuss several of our recent results: I will present a new diagnostic to reliably distinguish mono-enriched from multi-enriched metal-poor stars, based on their elemental abundances. We apply this diagnostic to recently observed stars from the TOPoS survey, which allows us to better understand the nature of the first stars. Finally, I will present a novel scenario for the formation of carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars.

Posted In: Astrophysics Seminar

Tue Aug 21, 2018

First day of fall semester classes at Notre Dame

All Day

First day of Fall Semester Classes at Notre Dame…

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Wed Sep 19, 2018

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Caroline Morley, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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

Title TBA

Dr. Caroline Morley
Sagan Fellow and ITC Fellow
Institute for Theory and Computation
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Hosted by Prof. Crepp

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed Nov 14, 2018

Physics Colloquium: Prof. Brad Sherrill, NSCL at MSU

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

Title TBA

Prof. Brad Sherrill
Director, NSCL at Michigan State University

Hosted by Prof. Brodeur

Posted In: Colloquia

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