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Physics majors receive early induction to Phi Beta Kappa

September 22, 2017 • Categories: News

Phi Beta Kappa Fall 2017

This week, Notre Dame's chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society inducted its first class ever of students chosen for early admission based on the strength of their academic record through their junior year. Phi Beta Kappa was the nation's first honor society, formed in 1776 to promote and advocate excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. It remains the most prestigious of American honor societies, with 286 chapters across the nation. It can claim 17 presidents and 136 Nobel laureates among its members.…

25 years at CERN yields answers...and more questions

September 14, 2017 • Categories: News

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Twenty-five years. That's how long Notre Dame researchers have made valuable contributions on an experiment being conducted at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. They helped discover a famous particle, but research continues as they seek to discover exactly how the universe operates.

A one-of-a-kind star found to change over decades

September 13, 2017 • Categories: News

The new evidence lends support to an existing theory of how the unusual star emits energy.

Physics REU students cap off summer with diverse presentations

September 13, 2017 • Categories: News

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Twenty-seven of the 32 students who participated in the Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program capped off their summer with final presentations at the end of July, sharing results of their work on topics as wide-ranging as forgery and supernovae explosions.