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25 years at CERN yields answers...and more questions

September 14, 2017 • Categories: News

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Twenty-five years. That's how long Notre Dame researchers have made valuable contributions on an experiment being conducted at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. They helped discover a famous particle, but research continues as they seek to discover exactly how the universe operates.

Physics REU students cap off summer with diverse presentations

September 13, 2017 • Categories: News

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Twenty-seven of the 32 students who participated in the Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program capped off their summer with final presentations at the end of July, sharing results of their work on topics as wide-ranging as forgery and supernovae explosions.

A one-of-a-kind star found to change over decades

September 13, 2017 • Categories: News

The new evidence lends support to an existing theory of how the unusual star emits energy.

Eclipse event at ND a huge success

August 22, 2017 • Categories: News

The viewing event held on the south lawn of Jordan Hall of Science during the Great American Solar Eclipse was a resounding success. It is estimated that nearly 3,000 people visited the event to look at the sun through the telescope and to receive free eclipse glasses. It was standing-room only for the talk of Prof. Grant Mathews as well. Special thanks goes to all of the volunteers--faculty, students, staff, and friends--who helped to keep the crowd moving.…

Two physics faculty members among 6 awarded inaugural Greater China Collaboration Grants

August 21, 2017 • Categories: News

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Faculty based in the Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Business have been awarded grants for the research projects during the 2017-18 academic year. Notre Dame International is building, sustaining, and encouraging academic and research collaboration with leading universities in the Greater China region, including mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. 

 

 

Notre Dame researchers recognized for part in award-winning study

August 17, 2017 • Categories: News

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The National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of International Nuclear Safeguards presented this year's Joule Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions made for transferring: 19F(α,n) Na Cross Section for Uranium Enrichment to international partners." The Versatile Array of Neutron Detectors at Low Energy, also known as VANDLE, array of plastic scintillators, developed with Stewardship Science Academic Alliances funds, was critical to the success of this project.

Solar eclipse viewing events to begin at noon Aug. 21

August 17, 2017 • Categories: News

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Join the College of Science and the Department of Physics at the sundial in front of Jordan Hall of Science at noon Monday, August 21, where telescoped projections will be available and volunteers will be handing out a limited supply of free eclipse glasses on a first-come, first-served basis.

High Energy Physics Group secures NSF award

August 07, 2017 • Categories: News

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Notre Dame’s High Energy Elementary Particle Physics Group has been awarded $980,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue research with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the world’s largest particle collider. 

Radiation Laboratory researchers unveil neutral radicals in new process

August 02, 2017 • Categories: News

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Researchers at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory have devised a process to detect neutral radicals, which if more thoroughly understood can be used to improve radiotherapy to kill cancer cells or advance the manufacture of semiconductor chips, among other applications.

In memoriam: Prof. William Shephard

August 01, 2017 • Categories: News

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Emeritus Professor Bill Shephard passed away Friday, July 28. Prof. Shephard joined Notre Dame's Department of Physics in 1963. With Prof. Paul Kenney, Bill founded the High Energy Physics program. He was an active experimentalist who worked on a number of projects at Fermilab and Brookhaven throughout his career. Bill was well known as a conscientious teacher, both as a mentor of graduate students and in the classroom.…

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