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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

Yi Ting Hsu

Yi-Ting Hsu

Assistant Professor

Condensed matter physicist Yi-Ting Hsu is a theorist who enjoys discovering the microscopic reasons why different materials behave the way they do.

Hsu, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in the Department of Physics in the summer of 2020, enjoys working with experimental physicists to dig beneath their applications and discoveries, unearthing the science behind how to improve them.

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Zoltan Toroczkai


Zoltán Toroczkai, professor in the Department of Physics, will be working with NTT Research, Inc., to conduct joint research into the limits of continuous-time analog computing.

The five-year agreement between Notre Dame, other top universities, and NTT’s Physics and Informatics Lab will focus on improving the company’s Coherent Ising Machine (CIM), an optical device they have built that exhibits characteristics related to those of analog or quantum computers.

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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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Michael Hildreth


Michael Hildreth has been appointed as Interim Deam of the College of Science. He will serve from January 1, 2021 until a permanent dean is appointed.