Aprahamian to co-chair U.S. Electron Ion Collider Facility Study

October 17, 2016 • Categories: News

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Ani Aprahamian, Freimann Professor of Physics, has been named co-chair of a committee with the National Academy of Science on a U.S. Electron Ion Collider Facility.  The committee will assess the scientific justification of a U.S. facility taking current international plans and existing domestic facility infrastructure into consideration. It will address the role that a facility could play in the future of nuclear physics, considering the field broadly, but placing emphasis on its potential scientific impact on quantum chromodynamics. Aprahamian will co-chair the committee with Prof. Gordon Baym of the University of Illinois. The study will begin immediately, the committee will meet in December, and will conclude in 2017.…

Physicists Beers and Surman elected APS Fellows

October 13, 2016 • Categories: News

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Notre Dame astronomer, Timothy Beers, Ph.D., and nuclear astrophysicist Rebecca Surman, Ph.D., were elected Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) by the APS Council of Representatives at its September 2016 meeting. The APS is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, and advocacy.

Notre Dame’s Association for Women in Science hosts inaugural graduate student conference

October 11, 2016 • Categories: News

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On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2016, the Association for Women in Science–Notre Dame (AWIS-ND) hosted its inaugural conference for female graduate students, which was the first of its kind in the Midwest region.

God’s energy yesterday, today and tomorrow: using gravity to power Africa

September 29, 2016 • Categories: News

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A common issue with the world of science is how much can we separate science from religion and spirituality. Professor Abigail Mechtenberg of the Department of Physics and the Center for Sustainable Energy, believes that the way we look at spirituality and its relationship to science, affects the solutions we obtain from science. She argues that energy today is based on our social constructs and as a result, we can’t ignore them. Mechtenberg’s own spirituality led her to use her passion for physics to make a positive impact on the world.

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.

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Nuclear Physics Seminar: Dr. Akaa Daniel Ayangeakaa

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

Shape coexistence and the role of reflection and non-axial symmetry in nuclei

Dr. Akaa Daniel Ayangeakaa (2013 PhD from ND)
Argonne National Laboratory

Hosted by Prof. Garg

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Astrophysics Seminar: Dr. Vini Placco

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

A Monte Carlo approach to find the Progenitors of Ultra Metal-Poor Stars

Dr. Vini Placco
Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

Part of the Prof. Tim Beers Research Group

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