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Solved: Decades-old mystery in theoretical condensed matter physics

February 22, 2017 • Categories: News

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Researchers in the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics group of Professor Boldizsár Jankó and collaborators have solved a decades-old mystery of fluorescence intermittency – blinking – that indicates classical physics behavior in a quantum mechanical system. 

Heuer at ND for Nanovic Forum

February 17, 2017 • Categories: News

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The 2017 Nanovic Forum features Rolf-Dieter Heuer. On Tuesday, February 21 he will give the Nanovic Lecture, “Science Bridging Cultures and Nations: Exploring the Early Universe.” This talk will be at 5 pm in Rm 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science, where he will be introduced by Dean Mary Galvin.  On Wednesday, February 22 Prof. Heuer will give a colloquium in Rm 123 Nieuwland Science Hall at 5:15 pm. This talk, titled “The Higgs-Boson, CERN, and Its Research Activities,” will be moderated by Prof. Michael Hildreth.

Undergraduate Michael Foley medals at Chambliss Astronomy Student Awards poster competition

February 09, 2017 • Categories: News

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Undergraduate physics major Michael Foley received a medal at the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards poster competition, which occurred in January during the 229th AAS meeting in Grapevine, TX. His poster was titled, “Calibration and Simulation of the Foundation Survey.”

Engineering and Design Core Facility Launched

February 03, 2017 • Categories: News

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The Engineering and Design Core Facility (EDCF) is a centralized group of highly skilled engineers who work closely with faculty and staff on research projects across a wide range of disciplines. With the goal of enhancing the scope and pace of experimental programs in all areas of engineering and science across Notre Dame, the EDCF offers extensive experience in the development of custom hardware and equipment.…

New study finds extensive use of fluorinated chemicals in fast food wrappers

February 01, 2017 • Categories: News

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Previous studies have linked the chemicals to kidney and testicular cancers, thyroid disease, low birth weight and immunotoxicity in children, among other health issues.