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Aprahamian elected chair of APS Division of Nuclear Physics and chair of Physics Today committee

December 23, 2014 • Categories: News



Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to chair of the American Physical Society’s Division of Nuclear Physics for 2014-2015. The Division of Nuclear Physics, founded in 1966, involves scientists and educators who focus on understanding nuclei, the first moments of the universe, the origin of the elements, and the potential application of nuclei and nuclear techniques for social benefit. It is one of 14 divisions in the American Physical Society.…

Morten Eskildsen named a Fellow for the American Physical Society

December 12, 2014 • Categories: News

Morten Eskildsen

The American Physical Society (APS) recently announced that Morten Eskildsen, professor of physics, was elected as a Fellow for the society’s Division of Condensed Matter Physics. Eskildsen is one of 32 condensed matter physicists elected as Fellows this year and was selected from more than 6,000 physicists studying the field in the United States.  He was nominated for his insightful studies of the vortex lattice in conventional and unconventional type-II superconductors.

Notre Dame brings Masterclass to John Adams High School

December 11, 2014 • Categories: News

John Adams High School

A Masterclass collaboration between the Department of Physics and John Adams High School in South Bend has accelerated student interest in physics – nearly 50 students signed up for astronomy teacher Daniel Walsh’s class this year, up from 11 in last year’s class when the program first started at John Adams.


Notre Dame hosts European Nuclear Science and Society Symposium in London

December 09, 2014 • Categories: News

Notre Dame London Global Gateway

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame recently hosted the first annual Notre Dame Europe Symposium on Nuclear Science and Society on October 27-29 at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway.  Sponsored by Notre Dame International and organized by physics professors Ani Aprahamian, Umesh Garg, and Michael Wiescher, the symposium attracted more than 50 scientists representing more than 20 institutions across Europe. Over the three day symposium, the talks focused on the applications of nuclear science in the healthcare and energy, especially the research work currently underway in the United Kingdom.

Notre Dame physicists educate and inspire using CERN data

December 03, 2014 • Categories: News


Researchers and educators around the world now have access to data that CERN has recently made public from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment — considered to be one of the largest international scientific collaborations in history. Two programs managed at the University of Notre Dame, QuarkNet and I2U2, have played important roles in developing tools and programs for the early use of this data that could address some of the most fundamental questions about the origin and composition of the universe.