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de la Puente receives Fermi Fellowship

June 14, 2010 • Categories: News

Alejandro de la Puente receives Fermilab Fellowship in Theoretical Physics

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Alejandro de la Puente, a graduate student in the laboratory of Antonio Delgado, was awarded a Fermilab Fellowship in Theoretical Physics. The fellowship will support his graduate studies with a 12-month stipend of $30,000 as well as cover his health insurance and tuition.…

ND researchers on team with breakthrough discovery

June 11, 2010 • Categories: News

Notre Dame researchers on team with breakthrough matter-antimatter discovery

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The DZero group, which includes Notre Dame researchers at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab near Chicago, has announced the discovery of evidence that could explain the predominance of matter over antimatter in the universe. The team found evidence for unexpectedly significant violation of matter-antimatter symmetry in the behavior of particles containing bottom quarks. The result has been submitted for publication in Physical Review D

Hildreth receives 2010 Madden Award

June 11, 2010 • Categories: News

Hildreth receives 2010 Thomas P. Madden Award

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Michael Hildreth professor of physics, was the recipient of the 2010 Thomas P. Madden Award given by the First Year of Studies at the President’s Awards dinner. Hildreth has built a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research during his 11 years at Notre Dame, having spent most of those years teaching introductory physics to first year students. An internationally recognized researcher, he modernized the teaching of first year physics lectures and laboratories through his constant innovations, his inimitable classroom demonstrations and his generous mentoring of other faculty.…

Philippe Collon recipient of 2010 Joyce Award

June 10, 2010 • Categories: News

Philippe Collon recipient of 2010 Joyce Award

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Professor Philippe Collon is the recipient of the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Established in 2007, the Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, formerly known as the Kaneb Teaching Award, honors faculty members who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching at Notre Dame. In particular, the award recognizes faculty who create environments that stimulate significant student learning, elevate students to a new level of intellectual engagement, and foster students’ ability to express themselves effectively within the discipline.…

Kolata receives NSF award

June 10, 2010 • Categories: News

Kolata receives NSF award

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Professor James Kolata was recently awarded a new, 3-year NSF award of $1,135,000 for his project "Nuclear Reaction and Structure Studies with Radioactive and Stable Beams."…

QuarkNet participates in "Educate to Innovate"

June 09, 2010 • Categories: News

QuarkNet participates in President's "Educate to Innovate"

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QuarkNet, a national program of education and outreach in particle physics supported by the DOE and NSF, is participating in the President’s campaign, Educate to Innovate

Notre Dame physics group joins LBNE

June 09, 2010 • Categories: News

Notre Dame physics group joins LBNE

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A group from the Notre Dame physics department, led by Professor John LoSecco, has just joined the long baseline neutrino experiment, LBNE. LBNE is a joint research project between the NSF DUSEL underground lab and the DOE Fermilab accelerator. The goal of the project is to study neutrino properties by transporting a beam of medium energy neutrinos from Fermilab to a detector deep underground in the former Homestake gold mine in Lead, South Dakota.…