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Simon research recognized in the special edition of Journal of Physics G: Emerging Leaders

April 27, 2017 • Categories: News

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Prof. Anna Simon has published a paper in the Journal of Physics G: Emerging Leaders. Titled “Impact of the a optical model potential on the g-process nucleosynthesis” the paper investigates the impact of the nuclear properties on the g-process nucleosynthesis. g-process is a nucleosynthesis scenario responsible for production of proton-rich isotopes of heavy nuclei. Since the reaction network that describe the g-process is based on model predictions of the rates of all the reactions involved (only in few cases these can be measured directly) understanding of the impact of the current models of the nuclear properties is important for constraining the predictions of the network calculations. In this work, the analysis focused on the a-optical model potential; future work will investigate impact of other parameters, e.g. g-strength function.

Graduate student Kevin Howard awarded JSPS Summer 2017 Fellowship

April 26, 2017 • Categories: News

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Physics graduate student Kevin Howard has been awarded a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). This summer Mr. Howard will be working with Prof. Shinsuke Ota at the Center for Nuclear Study at the University of Tokyo, and Dr. Tomohiro Uesaka, a Chief Scientist at the Spin Isospin Laboratory at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science.

Lincoln wins 2017 Gemant Award from AIP

April 18, 2017 • Categories: News

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Dr. Donald Lincoln, Fermilab senior physicist and longtime guest professor in ND Physics, has won the 2017 Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics (AIP). This annual prize recognizes significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics.…

Support ND Physics during Notre Dame Day 2017

April 17, 2017 • Categories: News

Nd Day 2017

The Department of Physics will participate in this year's Notre Dame Day event, April 23-24. The LIVE Notre Dame Day broadcast will kick-off at 18:42 pm ET (6:42 pm ET) on April 23rd at NOTREDAMEDAY.ND.EDU. The 29-hour broadcast will showcase Notre Dame stories from around the world, as well as live interviews, special musical performances, remotes, in-studio performances and surprise celebrity guests. Please spread the word and help us earn votes! Follow the celebration on social media with #NDday.…

Energy Summer Camp at Notre Dame

April 12, 2017 • Categories: News

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This summer the University of Notre Dame will host the Irish Sustainable Energy for Everyone Camp (I-SEE). I-SEE Camp is an energy systems education program designed to introduce motivated high school students to the frontiers of research and development (R&D) in the sciences of energy systems. Students will have the chance to learn about the work of experts in the energy sector. The field of energy is inherently interdisciplinary, and includes sciences such as physics, chemistry, and biology as well as engineering and entrepreneurship. Students will advance their knowledge of all of these topics, while also developing leadership skills. This residential camp is Sunday, July 23 through Saturday, August 5. For course information, click here

Notre Dame Astrophysicist Beers receives Distinguished Science Alumni Award from Purdue

April 10, 2017 • Categories: News

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Beers was honored recently by his alma mater for the work he’s done in astrophysics. Purdue’s College of Science has bestowed upon Beers one of its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The honor goes to one person from each of the college’s seven departments each year for “alumni whose work and achievements have made a significant difference in our communities and lives.”