Physics professor strengthens Notre Dame-Colima relationship

January 26, 2018 • Categories: News


Antonio Delgado, a physics professor at the University of Notre Dame, visited the University of Colima in early January to promote particle physics and encourage collaboration between Notre Dame and Colima.

Wiescher receives AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Prize

January 18, 2018 • Categories: News

Michael Wiescher

Every year, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Laboratory Astrophysics Division awards a prize to an individual who has made significant contributions to laboratory astrophysics over the course of his or her career. The 2018 award went to Michael Wiescher, the Freimann Professor of Physics. He was recognized for his significant contributions to the experimental foundation of nuclear astrophysics, as well as his research that closes the gap between experiment and theory in the field.     

Physicist awarded $1.4M to continue work at CERN

January 10, 2018 • Categories: News

Mitch Wayne 250

University of Notre Dame physicist Mitchell Wayne was awarded $1.4 million for continued work on the Phase I upgrade of the Compact Muon Solenoid Detector at the Large Hadron Collider at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Astrophysicist Beers collaborates on article about formation of heaviest elements in universe

January 04, 2018 • Categories: News

Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics Timothy C. Beers collaborated with Anna Frebel, associate professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on a review article about the formation of the heaviest elements in the universe.

Nuclear physics, the common ground in Cuba and Armenia for physics professor Aprahamian

December 15, 2017 • Categories: News

Aprahamiam 250

During recent trips to Cuba and Armenia, Ani Aprahamian, Freimann Professor of Experimental Nuclear Physics, met both President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and Fidelito Castro, the son of the late and Cuban leader Fidel Castro, to talk about nuclear physics.

Two Department of Physics faculty honored with Media Legends Award

December 13, 2017 • Categories: News

Robertson Caspar 250

Physics professors Michael Wiescher and Dan Robertson both received a Media Legends Award from the Office of Media Relations for their work with the press that spotlighted academic excellence at the University of Notre Dame.

Thirty years of molecular beam epitaxy stimulates international collaborations

December 08, 2017 • Categories: News

Jacek Furdyna 250

In continuous operation since its beginning in 1987, more than 10,000 crystals have been grown in the Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) lab of Professor Jacek Furdyna. Materials designed and fabricated in the MBE lab led to collaborations with scientists in more than 100 institutions outside of Notre Dame, including some 35 in foreign countries, resulting in significant worldwide visibility.

Three College of Science faculty members awarded Luksburg Foundation Collaboration Grants

November 28, 2017 • Categories: News

Dome In Fall

Three College of Science faculty members are among eight at Notre Dame to be awarded Luksburg Foundation Collaboration Grants for projects with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) faculty in Santiago, Chile.



Aprahamian elected as Secretary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Commission on Nuclear Physics

November 21, 2017 • Categories: News

Aprahamian Dec 2014 Photo

Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, has been elected as Secretary to the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Commission on Nuclear Physics. She will serve from January 2018 through December 2020. IUPAP established the commission in 1960 to promote the exchange of information and views among the members of the international scientific community in nuclear physics.…

Physics professor Garg named AAAS Fellow

November 20, 2017 • Categories: News

Umesh Garg

Umesh Garg, professor of experimental nuclear physics, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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