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DOE, NSF leaders and low energy community converge at Notre Dame to set priorities

August 22, 2016 • Categories: News

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The University of Notre Dame hosted more than 230 experts at the 2016 Low Energy Community Meeting on Aug. 11-13 in the Jordan Hall of Science. The annual gathering, which started in 2011, sets priorities for research that help guide the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation while providing opportunities for education and networking among researchers from universities and national laboratories. The event comes as the community prepares for the opening of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University, the highly-anticipated “FRIB Era.”

LoSecco publishes memoir of Nobel Prize-winning neutrino discovery

August 15, 2016 • Categories: News

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When the announcement was made this past year of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, Notre Dame’s Professor John LoSecco was intimately familiar with both the winners and their prize-winning discoveries. LoSecco had, in fact, played a key role in the discovery of one of the anomalies for which the Prize was shared and which had upended physicists’ view of one of the most mysterious particles in the universe – the neutrino. LoSecco has now published his recollections of the events surrounded the discovering of the “atmospheric neutrino anomaly” in the journal Physics in Perspective