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Astrophysics workshop brings international experts together to share knowledge on galaxy formation, evolution

January 30, 2014 • Categories: News

Gas cloud simulation. Credit: Michele Fumagalli

Expert physicists from around the world are coming together Thursday (Jan. 30) through Saturday (Feb. 1) for the Circumgalactic-Medium Workshop at Notre Dame. The workshop, titled “The Impact of Gas Fueling, Quenching and Feedback on the Growth of Galaxies,” will meet in McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

Rare brown dwarf discovery provides benchmark for future exoplanet research

January 20, 2014 • Categories: News

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A team of researchers led by Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has directly imaged a very rare type of brown dwarf that can serve as a benchmark for studying objects with masses that lie between stars and planets. The team’s paper on the discovery, “The TRENDS High-Contrast Imaging Survey. V. Discovery of an Old and Cold Benchmark T-dwarf Orbiting the Nearby G-star HD 19467,” was recently published in The Astrophysical Journal

Applications being accepted for the NDnano summer research fellowship program (NURF)

January 15, 2014 • Categories: News

The Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) is now accepting applications for the 2014 NDnanoUndergraduate Research Fellowships (NURF).  NURF provides funding for ten weeks of summer undergraduate research in the areas of nanoscience and nanoengineering. Last summer, 29 students from Notre Dame and other universities across the globe participated in NURF

QuarkNet receives funding from Notre Dame International

January 13, 2014 • Categories: News

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The QuarkNet Center at Notre Dame recently received an award of $8,000 from Notre Dame International for Masterclass Institutes Collaborating in the Americas (MICA). MICA, directed by Kenneth Cecire, national QuarkNet staff teacher, and Mitchell Wayne, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, will use the funding to create a partnership in particle physics education between Notre Dame and Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago, Chile.…