Solved: Decades-old mystery in theoretical condensed matter physics

February 22, 2017 • Categories: News

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Researchers in the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics group of Professor Boldizsár Jankó and collaborators have solved a decades-old mystery of fluorescence intermittency – blinking – that indicates classical physics behavior in a quantum mechanical system. 

Heuer at ND for Nanovic Forum

February 17, 2017 • Categories: News

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The 2017 Nanovic Forum features Rolf-Dieter Heuer. On Tuesday, February 21 he will give the Nanovic Lecture, “Science Bridging Cultures and Nations: Exploring the Early Universe.” This talk will be at 5 pm in Rm 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science, where he will be introduced by Dean Mary Galvin.  On Wednesday, February 22 Prof. Heuer will give a colloquium in Rm 123 Nieuwland Science Hall at 5:15 pm. This talk, titled “The Higgs-Boson, CERN, and Its Research Activities,” will be moderated by Prof. Michael Hildreth.

Undergraduate Michael Foley medals at Chambliss Astronomy Student Awards poster competition

February 09, 2017 • Categories: News

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Undergraduate physics major Michael Foley received a medal at the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards poster competition, which occurred in January during the 229th AAS meeting in Grapevine, TX. His poster was titled, “Calibration and Simulation of the Foundation Survey.”

Engineering and Design Core Facility Launched

February 03, 2017 • Categories: News

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The Engineering and Design Core Facility (EDCF) is a centralized group of highly skilled engineers who work closely with faculty and staff on research projects across a wide range of disciplines. With the goal of enhancing the scope and pace of experimental programs in all areas of engineering and science across Notre Dame, the EDCF offers extensive experience in the development of custom hardware and equipment.…

New study finds extensive use of fluorinated chemicals in fast food wrappers

February 01, 2017 • Categories: News

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Previous studies have linked the chemicals to kidney and testicular cancers, thyroid disease, low birth weight and immunotoxicity in children, among other health issues.

Notre Dame to host 20th Expanding Your Horizons conference

January 30, 2017 • Categories: News

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In April, the University of Notre Dame will host the annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) career conference. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, EYH is geared toward middle-school girls and includes hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). During the conference, participants have the chance to meet STEM professionals and learn more about careers in the STEM field. The program’s ultimate goal is to inspire young girls to pursue careers in STEM and STEM-related careers.

Manukyan awarded grant from ND's faculty research support program

January 25, 2017 • Categories: News

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Khachatur Manukyan, research assistant professor in physics, has received one of 23 grants from the Notre Dame Research Faculty Research Support Program

Peaslee serves as ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (NUCL) Councilor

January 24, 2017 • Categories: News

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Prof. Graham Peaslee has been a Councilor for the American Chemical Society -- Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (NUCL) since 2013, an ACS member since 1987, and NUCL member since 1990. This division provides education, networking, and outreach opportunities to advance nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry and related nuclear science technologies. In a new video featured on the ACS web site, Peaslee talks about how the division’s programming at ACS National Meetings provides invaluable exposure to peers in the field.

PhD Alumni Berry receives CMS Achievement Award

January 23, 2017 • Categories: News

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Dr. Doug Berry, a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Illinois Chicago Department of Physics, has won an Achievement Award for his contribution to the CMS Experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Berry is a 2013 PhD from the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame. He was advised by Prof. Colin Jessop

Notre Dame astrophysicists discover dimming of binary star

January 16, 2017 • Categories: News

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A team of University of Notre Dame astrophysicists led by Peter Garnavich, professor of physics, has observed the unexplained fading of an interacting binary star, one of the first discoveries using the University’s Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope.

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