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NASA awards career fellowship to Notre Dame astrophysicist

November 26, 2013 • Categories: News

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NASA has awarded Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, with an Early Career Fellowship. He is the only awardee in the nation to receive the fellowship in the Origins of Solar Systems program. Crepp’s project, “Working at the Diffraction Limit: New Exoplanetary Science in the Era of ‘Extreme’ Adaptive Optics,” was selected through a competitive proposal process, followed by peer review in a second round of evaluation.…

New University of Geneva program for physics majors

November 21, 2013 • Categories: News

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The University of Notre Dame's International Studies Office has announced a new opportunity for study abroad in Switzerland in Spring 2014. Through Boston University's Geneva-Physics program, Notre Dame undergraduate students will have the opportunity to study at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The program, which combines coursework in quantum physics and electrodynamics at UNIGE and directed research at CERN, is open to physics majors who have completed at least two semesters of college-level French or the equivalent. Additionally, students will be required to complete a specifically designed French-language tutorial before going to Geneva.…

Umesh Garg appointed to Committee on Constitution and Bylaws of the American Physical Society

November 05, 2013 • Categories: News

Umesh Garg, professor of physics, has been appointed to the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws (CCB) of the American Physical Society (APS) by President-elect Malcom

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Beasley. Garg’s three-year term will begin January 1, 2014.  The CCB consists of six appointed members who are responsible for recommending actions concerning the Constitution and Bylaws of the society and of its divisions, topical groups, forums, and sections.…

Researchers gain new insights into brain neuronal networks

November 01, 2013 • Categories: News

A paper published in a special edition of the journal Science proposes a novel understanding of brain architecture using a network representation of connections within the primate cortex. Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications

Maldacena to deliver Lynch Lecture on November 6

November 01, 2013 • Categories: News

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Juan Maldacena, PhD, of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton will deliver a lecture as part of the John A. Lynch Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 6. "Strings, gauge theories and gravity," is the title of the talk being given at 4 pm in Rm 118 of Nieuwland Science Hall. …