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    An artist's conception of the shock breaking out of a red supergiant star. The shock is caused by the collapse of the core of the star and initiates a type II supernova explosion.

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    Notre Dame logo constructed from 47 individual CO molecules arranged on a copper sheet, from the lab of Prof. Kenjiro Gomes. The logo is only 12 nanometers across. Orange regions are electron waves scattered off the dark CO molecules.

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    Geneva, Switzerland: Lowering of a completed segment of the CMS detector into its underground cavern. The completed instrument is now recording collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.

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    Image credit: J.C. Howk, K. Rueff (Notre Dame), NASA/ESA, LBTO

    Notre Dame astronomers are using images of the spiral galaxy NGC 4302 to study the impact that exploding stars have on gas and dust in spiral galaxies.

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    High-temperature superconducting YBCO levitating above a magnetic track due to vortex pinning

  • Accelerator

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded 5 MV accelerator represents a major equipment upgrade for the nuclear research group.

Faculty Spotlight

Graham Peaslee Feature

Graham Peaslee

Professor of Physics

Graham Peaslee, professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.

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Kevin Lannon

Professor of Physics

Prof. Kevin Lannon received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2020. The award honors faculty members who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching, and, in particular, recognize professors who create environments that stimulate significant student learning, elevate students to a new level of intellectual engagement and foster students’ ability to express themselves effectively within their disciplines.

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Sylwia Ptasinska

Associate Professor

Ionizing radiation, the type of radiation we’re exposed to while embarking on a trans-Atlantic flight or taking X-ray in clinics, can cause much damage to cells. This damage is initiated by production of a high abundance of low-energy electrons. One Notre Dame researcher has been studying the role of these electrons to determine how they are involved in the fragmentation of biomolecules.

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Michael Hildreth


Michael Hildreth has been appointed to the national High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP). HEPAP advises the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) on policies for the support of High Energy Physics. Hildreth will serve a 3-year term. 

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