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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.…

Discovery reveals planet almost as hot as the Sun

June 05, 2017 • Categories: News

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A newly discovered planet almost three times the size of Jupiter is fascinating scientists with a unique orbit, atmospheric features and a daytime temperature hotter than most stars.

2017 Undergraduate Physics Student Awards

May 31, 2017 • Categories: News

Outstanding Senior Physics Major Award

  • Benjamin Cote
  • Brandon Roach

The Outstanding Senior Physics Major award is given in recognition of academic performance, contributions to the major, and potential for future success.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

  • Daniel Barabasi

The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award recognizes a student’s contributions to research within the Physics Department and his/her potential for future success.…

Mark Caprio receives the Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award for 2017

May 26, 2017 • Categories: News

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Mark Caprio, Ph.D., associate professor of theoretical physics, associate chair, and director of graduate studies, is the recipient of the 2017 Father James L. Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Gene Leonard Teaching Award from the College of Science. The award, presented on May 19 at the College of Science Dean’s Awards luncheon, is given for excellence in undergraduate or graduate teaching and is the highest teaching honor bestowed by the college.

Two College of Science juniors awarded Clare Boothe Luce scholarships

May 25, 2017 • Categories: News

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College of Science juniors Ashley Ahimbisibwe and Kaitlin Salyer have been awarded full merit-based scholarships for the 2017–2018 academic year through the Clare Boothe Luce Program.

Senior science students honored at luncheon

May 24, 2017 • Categories: News

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Several graduating seniors were honored on Friday, May 19, 2017, during a luncheon in the galleria of the Jordan Hall of Science for their varied accomplishments and successes.

Physics honors graduate school degree recipients and department award winner

May 23, 2017 • Categories: News

The University of Notre Dame Graduate School ceremony was held Saturday, May 20.  Dick Notebaert, chairman emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees and retired chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications, delivered the commencement address at the event which celebrated the recipients of 240 doctoral degrees and 478 master’s degrees.…

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