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Hildreth named 2013 CMS LPC Senior Fellow

January 29, 2013 • Categories: News

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Professor Michael Hildreth has been named a 2013 CMS LPC Senior Fellow. The LHC Physics Center (LPC) at Fermilab is a regional center of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration. The LPC serves as a resource and physics analysis hub primarily for the 700 U.S. physicists in the CMS collaboration.…

College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) Will Be Held May 3

January 28, 2013 • Categories: News

The seventh College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) will take place in Jordan Hall on Friday, May 3, 2013, as part of the sixth Undergraduate Scholars Conference. The intent of COS-JAM is to highlight the research achievements of undergraduate students conducting scientific research at the University of Notre Dame.…

Collaborating for Education & Research Forum Scheduled for February 23

January 24, 2013 • Categories: News

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All local K-12 administrators, K-12 teachers, and the faculty, staff, and students of local colleges and universities interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and research are invited to attend this year's Collaborating for Education & Research Forum. It will be held on Saturday, February 23 in Jordan Hall of Science.…

Undergraduate summer research fellowships available for ND students

January 17, 2013 • Categories: News

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The Notre Dame Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has several undergraduate research fellowships available for summer 2013. The NURF program offers motivated undergraduates the opportunity to learn more about a specific area of research in nanoscience or nanoengineering, gain valuable skills inside and outside the lab as part of a faculty-led team, and interact with the other students in Notre Dame's summer research community. More than 30 projects are available to choose from.…

Aprahamian appointed to APS Physics Policy Committee

January 16, 2013 • Categories: News

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Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Physics Policy Committee of the American Physics Society (APS). The appointment was made by  APS President Michael S. Turner and is effective January 1. The Physics Policy committee addresses science policy issues that affect the development of physics, the health of the institutions in which physics is practiced, the resources available to physics, and the balanced use of these resources for the nation's scientific and technological needs.…

BioEYES introduces schoolchildren to science

January 15, 2013 • Categories: News

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Over the past five years, BioEYES, a community outreach program of the Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC), has introduced more than 12,750 local K-12 students to scientific research and biology concepts using zebrafish.

The program, which has cooperated with 85 teachers in 41 schools, reached the end of its grant funding this year, but will resume for middle school students next semester with support from the College of Science and the departments of Physics and Biology.…

Astronomers find massive supply of fresh gas around modern galaxies

January 11, 2013 • Categories: News

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Galaxies have a voracious appetite for fuel — in this case, fresh gas — but astronomers have had difficulty finding the pristine gas that should be falling onto galaxies. Now, scientists have provided direct empirical evidence for these gas flows using new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope. The team led by Nicolas Lehner

Toroczkai accepts invitation to serve on Chaos advisory board

January 07, 2013 • Categories: News

Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics and concurrent associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been nominated to serve on the advisory board of Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. Chaos is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal that is published by the American Institute of Physics. The journal includes articles about the most recent developments in nonlinear sciences from the areas of physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, economics, and social science.…