December 22, 2015 • Categories: News
Prof. Ani Aprahamian, Freimann Professor of Physics, has been reappointed as a Board Member by Governor Dennis Daugaard to the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority. The reappointment is through December 2018. She has served on the board since 2009.…
December 21, 2015 • Categories: News
Several science and engineering faculty affiliated with Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) have full-time, 10-week research opportunities available for summer 2016. Applications will be accepted through February 5, 2016.
December 16, 2015 • Categories: News
Notre Dame Research is now accepting proposals for its annual Equipment Renewal & Restoration grant program. This program assists in the restoration, replacement, and renewal of the facilities needed for faculty research, scholarship, and creative endeavor. Grants will typically be in the range of $25,000 to $200,000. Applications are due by Monday, February 1.…
December 11, 2015 • Categories: News
Maxime Brodeur, the Ortenzio Family Assistant Professor in Applied Medical and Nuclear Physics, conducts basic research in nuclear physics that holds promising potential for medical applications.
November 24, 2015 • Categories: News
Jay LaVerne, professional specialist in the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory and a concurrent research professor of physics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
LaVerne’s research concerns the examination of the energy loss, charge and other properties of ionizing radiation and to elucidate the fundamental radiolytic decomposition of molecules and the subsequent kinetics of the reactive transients.
November 17, 2015 • Categories: News
Nigel Lockyer, the director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will give a public lecture on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m . His talk is entitled "Neutrinos are Everywhere: Towards a New Understanding of the Quantum Universe”. The talk will be held in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library, with a reception following the talk in the Jordan Hall Galleria.…
November 16, 2015 • Categories: News
Professor Timothy Beers, the Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics, along with several colleagues, is interviewed about his research on the discovery of the First Stars to be born in the Universe in the cover article "Hunt for the First Stars: What the earliest suns reveal about the universe's origins," by Michael Lemonick, in this month's (December 2015) Discover…
October 28, 2015 • Categories: News
University of Notre Dame astronomer Timothy Beers and his Galactic Archaeology group, which includes Notre Dame astronomers Daniela Carollo and Vinicius Placco, have led an international team of researchers that produced the first chronographic (age) map of the halo of the Milky Way galaxy.
October 27, 2015 • Categories: News
Long-time Notre Dame adjunct professor Nikolai (Kolya) Uraltsev passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in 2013, leaving behind many fond memories of his time in the Physics Department and a recognition of the shear quantity and quality of work he produced in exploring the nature of the strong interactions. Now his long-time friend and collaborator, Ikaros Bigi…
October 23, 2015 • Categories: News
The University of Notre Dame Department of Physics has been included on an American Institute of Physics (AIP) list of physics departments that conferred the largest number of undergraduate degrees. The list includes departments where PhD is the highest degree offered and averaged 20 or more physics bachelor's degrees in the classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014. Notre Dame Physics averaged 28 degrees during that period of time.…
October 21, 2015 • Categories: News
The Notre Dame Department of Physics has published a Fall 2015 bulletin, which highlights just a small sample of what faculty and students have achieved over the last year. As the department continues to grow, it moves into new and exciting fields of research, while providing internationally recognized leadership in some of our long-time core areas of strength. At the same time, our undergraduate program remains firmly at the core of our mission. …
October 08, 2015 • Categories: News
The GPS Conference Committee is happy to announce the return of the GPS Annual Conference - held during the Fall semester, on Wednesday, December 9 and Friday, December 11.
Sign-ups for talks and posters are now open. Any graduate student is welcome to submit an abstract for a talk, and sign up to give a poster. For a poster, you do not need to submit an abstract. Sign up here
October 06, 2015 • Categories: News
This morning's announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations has a deep Notre Dame connection. Back in the mid-1980s, a group of mostly U.S. physicists, including Notre Dame's Prof. John LoSecco, were observing a gigantic tank containing 2.5 millions gallons of water, deep in a salt mine outside Cleveland, Ohio.…
September 29, 2015 • Categories: News
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, announced Monday (Sept. 21) that the University will cease burning coal entirely within five years, and cut its carbon footprint by more than half by 2030.
“In recognition of both Pope Francis’ encyclical and his visit this week to the United States, Notre Dame is recommitting to make the world a greener place, beginning in our own backyard,” Father Jenkins said. “Of greater importance, however, are the contributions our faculty and students are making across disciplines to find sustainability answers, especially for poor countries in most need of development and the most vulnerable to climate change.”
Father Jenkins also said Notre Dame was planning the investment of $113 million in renewable energy sources and projects, including a hydroelectric project, solar power and geothermal fields both on and off campus, which collectively will reduce CO2 emissions by 47,500 tons.
September 23, 2015 • Categories: News
Anyone who happens to glance up at the sky a few hours before midnight on Sept. 27 may be startled to see a huge red moon.
September 22, 2015 • Categories: News
University of Notre Dame faculty members — Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat from the College of Science and Bertrand Hochwald and J. Nicholas Laneman from the College of Engineering and — have been named to the Thomson Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2015. Hochwald, Beers, and Kamat were named in the 2014 list. All four faculty members have also appeared on previous years’ lists.
September 15, 2015 • Categories: News
Two physics graduate students will be part of the first cohort of Notre Dame's Reilly Center NSF-funded Social Responsibilities for Researchers (SSR) program. Rodolfo Capdevilla and Alison Deatsch will each have research projects supported by a mentor. All STEM branches were represented this year--natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering. The SSR program will run again in 2016 and 2017, with the goal of transitioning to a permanent, internally-supported training program.…
September 14, 2015 • Categories: News
The Council on Superconductivity announced the selection of Dr. Seung Ok Hong of Oxford Superconducting Technology to receive the IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductivity Materials Technology. This Award recognizes a living individual for a career of meritorious achievements and outstanding technical contributions in the field of applied superconductor materials technology. It will be presented to Dr. Hong during the International Conference on Magnet Technology 24 to be held in Seoul, Korea, on the 18th through the 23rd of October 2015. …
September 10, 2015 • Categories: News
The iLocater instrument being developed by Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at Notre Dame, has been featured by the SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, in a paper describing the detection of planets around other stars. The article by Crepp, entitled “Renaissance of the Doppler technique for exoplanet studies,” was published online on Sept. 10 by SPIE and describes how new hardware will enable breakthroughs in instrumentation performance that could lead to the discovery of nearby worlds that might resemble the Earth.
September 09, 2015 • Categories: News
Notre Dame Research has opened its annual competition for faculty research grants. Currently there are two types of grants open for applications. Applications are due Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
September 03, 2015 • Categories: News
On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Notre Dame Research will host its annual Core Facility Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria.
September 01, 2015 • Categories: News
Prof. Kolda speaks about the new Our Universe Revealed lecture series, which starts tonight at 7pm in Jordan Hall of Science.…
August 28, 2015 • Categories: News
“The Real Big Bang Theory: Birth of the Universe and the meaning of Space-time” with Prof. Grant Mathews will be the first talk presented as part of the new Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series.
In this talk we will journey across the Universe and into its deep past. Learn how the Universe is a time machine and how Einstein’s theory of relativity helps us to conceptualize the meaning of space and time.…
August 25, 2015 • Categories: News
Visitors who want a break from tailgating on football weekends have a variety of options for public lectures and talks around campus this fall. From science to the humanities to faith, these events will explore a range of topics of interest to the University of Notre Dame community.
August 10, 2015 • Categories: News
Through the National Science Foundation, twenty physics teachers from across the United States joined 30 of their European counterparts in July in Attica, Greece, for Inspiring Science Education Summer Academy 2015, a six-day training and networking program aimed at boosting inquiry-based learning in high school classrooms. The National Science Foundation funded the trip through the national QuarkNet Program, an education and outreach program that partners high school physics teachers with particle physicists at more than 50 centers across the country.
August 07, 2015 • Categories: News
A group of thirteen international high school students are currently participating in the first ever International Summer Physics Institute (iSPI). The two-week program, July 27-August 7, has brought the high school students to Notre Dame from China and Ireland to explore their interest in physics.
July 29, 2015 • Categories: News
NSF-funded Physics Frontiers Centers (PFCs) are pushing the frontiers of science across the disciplines of physics. The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Center for Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE) studies unknown aspects of nuclear processes that naturally occur in the universe to explain the origin of the elements and to reveal the properties of dense matter in cosmic environments.…
July 22, 2015 • Categories: News
Professor Emeritus V. Paul Kenney, Department of Physics, died Saturday, July 18.
Visitation takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road.
A funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday, July 24, at Little Flower Catholic Church, South Bend. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. A reception follows at Andre Place at Holy Cross Village.…
July 10, 2015 • Categories: News
This week's Art 2 Science program, hosted by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), was featured on this morning's local news channel WNDU. The camp fuses science and art to give kids hands-on learning experiences with STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, art, and math.…