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Fast but furious: New type of supernova may have “burped” before exploding

March 26, 2018 • Categories: News

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Now you see it, now you don't. Notre Dame astrophysicist Peter Garnavich collaborated on a new study that describes the most extreme known example of a "fast-evolving luminous transient" (FELT) supernova.

Hubble solves cosmic 'Whodunit' with interstellar forensics, Notre Dame researchers collaborate

March 22, 2018 • Categories: News

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This is an important case study of how gas enters galaxies and fuels star birth. Astronomers use simulations and try to understand the inflow of gas in other galaxies. But here, the gas is being caught red-handed as it moves across the Milky Way’s disk. Sometime in the future, planets and solar systems in our galaxy may be born out of material that used to be part of the Small Magellanic Cloud.

 

Caprio to serve as Associate Editor for European Physical Journal A

March 19, 2018 • Categories: News

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Professor Mark Caprio has been selected to serve as an Associate Editor, in the area of Nuclear Theory, for the European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei. This is the European Physical Society journal for nuclear physics, which was established as the successor to several European national journals, including Zeitschrift fuer Physik A and Il Nuovo Cimento A. Caprio will serve a three-year term on the editorial board.…

Physics student creates computer model to study magnetic tornadoes in superconductors

March 16, 2018 • Categories: News

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Junior Maciej Olszewski, a physics and honors mathematics major, was the lead author on a paper published in New Journal of Physics on Feb. 5. The work was based on computer simulation, which describes the ways superconducting vortices interact.