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Lincoln wins 2017 Gemant Award from AIP

April 18, 2017 • Categories: News

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Dr. Donald Lincoln, Fermilab senior physicist and longtime guest professor in ND Physics, has won the 2017 Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics (AIP). This annual prize recognizes significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics.…

Support ND Physics during Notre Dame Day 2017

April 17, 2017 • Categories: News

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The Department of Physics will participate in this year's Notre Dame Day event, April 23-24. The LIVE Notre Dame Day broadcast will kick-off at 18:42 pm ET (6:42 pm ET) on April 23rd at NOTREDAMEDAY.ND.EDU. The 29-hour broadcast will showcase Notre Dame stories from around the world, as well as live interviews, special musical performances, remotes, in-studio performances and surprise celebrity guests. Please spread the word and help us earn votes! Follow the celebration on social media with #NDday.…

Energy Summer Camp at Notre Dame

April 12, 2017 • Categories: News

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This summer the University of Notre Dame will host the Irish Sustainable Energy for Everyone Camp (I-SEE). I-SEE Camp is an energy systems education program designed to introduce motivated high school students to the frontiers of research and development (R&D) in the sciences of energy systems. Students will have the chance to learn about the work of experts in the energy sector. The field of energy is inherently interdisciplinary, and includes sciences such as physics, chemistry, and biology as well as engineering and entrepreneurship. Students will advance their knowledge of all of these topics, while also developing leadership skills. This residential camp is Sunday, July 23 through Saturday, August 5. For course information, click here

Notre Dame Astrophysicist Beers receives Distinguished Science Alumni Award from Purdue

April 10, 2017 • Categories: News

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Beers was honored recently by his alma mater for the work he’s done in astrophysics. Purdue’s College of Science has bestowed upon Beers one of its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The honor goes to one person from each of the college’s seven departments each year for “alumni whose work and achievements have made a significant difference in our communities and lives.”

Researchers track perfluorinated chemicals in the body

March 30, 2017 • Categories: News

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New research in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters shows scientists have developed a method to track perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in the body. PFAS are potentially toxic chemicals found in stain-resistant products, nonstick cookware, fire-fighting foams and — most recently — fast food wrappers.

Precious Joules: Women in Energy at Notre Dame

March 30, 2017 • Categories: News

In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked some of our women faculty to share their stories of how they became interested in science, engineering, and architecture, and in particular, what or who inspired them to focus on energy. Precious Joules is a collection of these stories from women in energy at Notre Dame written in their own words. Their brief introduction and personal remarks are sure to inspire the youngest of minds to consider STEM

Neil deGrasse Tyson visits ND Physics

March 27, 2017 • Categories: News

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Kolda And Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science, visited ND Physics on Tuesday, March 21. He was in South Bend giving a public talk. Dr. Tyson met informally with the astrophysics faculty and graduate students first, then met with physics majors. Tyson started the meeting with the undergraduates by asking the students what classes they were skipping to be in the room. He then gave brief “lessons” on those subjects. The floor was then opened for questions and answers. Before Tyson left the department, Department Chair Prof. Chris Kolda presented him with a ND physics mug and embroidered jacket.…

Sensharma selected to NSF sponsored training program in Reilly Center

March 20, 2017 • Categories: News

Nuclear graduate student, Nirupama Sensharma has been selected to the 2017 cohort of the NSF-sponsored training program Social Responsibilities of Researchers (SRR) in the Reilly Center.

Lamere recipient of 2016-2017 Browne Memorial Award

March 20, 2017 • Categories: News

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University of Notre Dame, Department of Physics, graduate student Edward Lamere has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Cornelius P. Browne Memorial Award.

John W. Mihelich

March 15, 2017 • Categories: News

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John Mihelich, Professor Emeritus of Physics, has passed away in Fort Collins, Colorado, on March 10. John was a long-time member of our faculty and our nuclear physics group, joining Notre Dame in 1954 from Brookhaven. While here, he gained a national reputation in gamma-ray spectroscopy, training in his lab many of the later leaders in the field. He and his wife, Jan, raised three children in South Bend, spending their free time in travel, camping, and classical music. John retired in 1989, and he and Jan eventually moved to Fort Collins. …

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