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LoSecco contributes to international Double Chooz experiment

January 25, 2011 • Categories: News

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Professor John LoSecco has been part of an international team on the Double Chooz experiment in France for five years, including three as software director. The experiment, aimed at better understanding fundamental properties of particles called neutrinos, recently started collecting data with its detector. The detector is slightly more than 1 kilometer away from two of the largest nuclear reactors in the world, near the France-Belgium border, and records data on neutrinos that escape from the reactor.…

Notre Dame partners with area teachers to promote STEM education

January 21, 2011 • Categories: News

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The University of Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC) will host the fourth annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum on Saturday (Jan. 22) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science.

The forum brings together K-12 teachers and administrators, university faculty, graduate students and staff to consider ways to collaborate in building a vibrant Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) community. Through parallel breakout sessions, the forum will acquaint area K-12 teachers and administrators with the educational outreach and research opportunities available with Notre Dame faculty.…

Physics Ph.D. Alumna Reka Albert Receives the 2011 Maria Goeppert Mayer Award

January 10, 2011 • Categories: News

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The Maria Goeppert Mayer award, given by the American Physical Society (APS), recognizes and enhances outstanding achievement by a woman physicist in the early years of her career, and provides opportunities to present these achievements to others through public lectures in the spirit of Maria Goeppert Mayer. The 2011 award recipient is Prof. Reka Albert.…

Libal’s honored Physics Ph.D. thesis now a published book

January 05, 2011 • Categories: News

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Andras Libal, who earned his Ph.D. in Physics at Notre Dame in 2007 and won the department’s Best Thesis Award, has published a book with the material. “Simulation Studies of non-equilibrium collective phenomena in colloids” is a synthesis of four papers Libal wrote on the subject. His adviser was Boldizsar Janko.…