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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.…

Get ready for the great American eclipse

July 27, 2017 • Categories: News

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Join Keith Davis, Ph.D., inside the Digital Visualization Theater to prepare for the Great American Eclipse! On August 21, 2017, the shadow of the moon will draw a path across the continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. See a simulation of the eclipse in Notre Dame's unique 50-foot planetarium and digital theater. Learn about historically interesting eclipses and how the moon's place in the solar system makes these events so spectacular. Discover how to view the eclipse safely, and receive free eclipse viewing glasses.The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at www.nduniverse.org/upcoming-talks/

Notre Dame research funding reaches record-breaking levels

July 17, 2017 • Categories: News

The University of Notre Dame has received $138.1 million in research funding for fiscal year (FY) 2017, surpassing the previous record of $133.7 million set in FY 2015.

Researchers create first low-energy particle accelerator beam underground in the United States

July 12, 2017 • Categories: News

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Michael Wiescher, Freimann Professor of Nuclear Physics and Dan Robertson, Research Assistant Professor, are leading the team from Notre Dame, working in collaboration with researchers from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the Colorado School of Mines.

Peter Garnavich appointed chair of the Department of Physics

June 28, 2017 • Categories: News

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Peter Garnavich is appointed to the position of chair of the Department of Physics, effective July 1, 2017. He replaces Christopher Kolda, who steps down as the chair after four years of leadership to the department.

Martin named Aurora and Thomas Marquez Assistant Professor of Physics

June 19, 2017 • Categories: News

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Adam Martin, assistant professor of physics, has been named the Aurora and Thomas Marquez Assistant Professor of Physics.

Students compete in 10th annual NSF REU Physics Olympics

June 16, 2017 • Categories: News

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Sixty rising juniors and seniors from three Research Experience for Undergraduate programs participated in Notre Dame's 10th annual Physics Olympics. 

Undergraduate Michael Foley receives Goldwater Scholarship

June 15, 2017 • Categories: News

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Michael Foley is the recipient of a 2017-18 Goldwater Scholarship. Foley, a physics (astrophysics concentration) and math major and Glynn Family Honors Program minor hails from St. Charles, IL. He is a member of the Society of Physics Students. Foley intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, and to conduct research and teach at the university level.…

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