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New faculty welcomed to the Department of Physics

August 28, 2013 • Categories: News

The Department of Physics welcomes four new teaching and research faculty members this year: Dan Bardayan, Maxime Brodeur, Manoel Couder, and Adam Martin.

Dan Bardayan

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Associate Professor
Experimental Nuclear Physics

Astronomers utilize Hubble Space Telescope to find source of Magellanic Stream

August 09, 2013 • Categories: News

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University of Notre Dame astronomers Nicolas Lehner and Christopher Howk, along with their collaborators, have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

Alumni feature: Prof. Charles W. Misner

August 06, 2013 • Categories: News

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Charles W. Misner entered Notre Dame with the Class of 1953, earned his B.S. in Physics in three years, and did four-fifths of his graduate coursework on campus the next year before going to Princeton for his Ph.D. His landmark book Gravitation, written with Ph.D. advisor John Wheeler and fellow student Kip Thorne, was first published 40 years ago, has never gone out of print. His work provided early foundations for the study of quantum gravity and numerical relativity. He wrote “The dynamics of general relativity,” a summary of papers on a formulation of general relativity, with Richard Arnowitt and Stanley Deser. That pivotal work on formalism, published in 1962, is cited in the field with their initials ADM.…

Science camp seeks to reach young minds

August 05, 2013 • Categories: News

Article appeared in Sunday, August 4 issue of the South Bend Tribune. Written by Laura Schulte.

SOUTH BEND -- At the first glance, the science lab in Notre Dame’s Jordan Hall is simply full of yelling children drawing pictures with red and blue pencils.…

Undergraduates from across the country compete in Physics Olympics

August 01, 2013 • Categories: News

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Most people think that 2013 was an off year for the Olympics, but not at Notre Dame. Students in the Physics section of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs at Michigan State University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame competed in the Physics Olympics on Monday (July 29) in the Jordan Hall of Science. Comprised of undergraduates from across the country, the REU programs at the respective universities give students opportunities to work with faculty and graduate students on research and other projects throughout the summer.…