Upcoming Events For Special Lectures and Events

Mon Sep 25, 2017

Special Colloquium: Prof. Lisa Randall, Harvard University

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
123 Nieuwland Science Hall

The Nature of Dark Matter

Dr. Lisa Randall
Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science  
Harvard University

I will discuss possibilities for dark matter, focusing on my recent work on how astronomical measurements can give insights into dark matter’s interactions.

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A Conversation with Lisa Randall -- public lecture

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Washington Hall

Randall 2017 Poster

A renowned scientist and author, Professor Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University. Her research connects theoretical insights to puzzles in our current understanding of the properties and interactions of matter, as well as exploring ways to experimentally test these ideas at the Large Hadron Collider and elsewhere. …

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Tue Sep 26, 2017

Our Universe Revealed: Getting the Lead Out: Reducing South Bend's exposure to environmental lead

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
101 Jordan Hall

Part of the Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

Getting the Lead Out: Reducing South Bend’s Exposure to Environmental Lead

Presenter: Graham Peaslee, Ph.D., Professor, Mary Lieberman, Ph.D., and Heidi Beidinger, assistant professional specialist…

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Mon Oct 16, 2017

Notre Dame Fall Break Week

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Notre Dame Fall Break Week

October 16-20…

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Tue Oct 17, 2017

Notre Dame Fall Break Week

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Notre Dame Fall Break Week

October 16-20…

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Our Universe Revealed: Jared Coughlin

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
101 Jordan Hall of Science

Part of the Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

The Great Silence: An Exploration of the Fermi Paradox

Mr. Jared Coughlin, Graduate Student, ND Physics

Where is everybody? For as long as humans have looked up at the stars in the night sky, we have wondered whether or not we are alone in the Universe. With an estimated number of Earth-like planets in our galaxy in the billions, the odds seem to favor the existence of many other civilizations, and if even a small fraction of these are sending out signals or colonizing among the stars, we should have detected their presence by now. But we haven’t. This unexpected silence is known as the Fermi Paradox, and in this talk I discuss potential solutions to this problem as well as the central question: how common is intelligent life in the Universe?…

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Wed Oct 18, 2017

Notre Dame Fall Break Week

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Notre Dame Fall Break Week

October 16-20…

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Thu Oct 19, 2017

Notre Dame Fall Break Week

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Notre Dame Fall Break Week

October 16-20…

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Fri Oct 20, 2017

Notre Dame Fall Break Week

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Notre Dame Fall Break Week

October 16-20…

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Wed Oct 25, 2017

Physics Colloquium/Miller Endowed Lecture: Prof. Rocky Kolb, University of Chicago

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
118 Nieuwland Science Hall

Schrödinger’s Alarming Phenomenon

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The big bang is a laboratory to explore the properties of particles that cannot be explored at terrestrial laboratories. In addition to thermal production of new particles, there is another source of cosmological particle production. In 1939 Edwin Schrödinger pointed out that particle-antiparticle pairs could be created merely by the violent expansion of space. The spontaneous appearance of particles from the vacuum so disturbed Schrödinger that he referred to it as an “alarming phenomenon.” The phenomenon is now thought to be the origin of density fluctuations produced in inflation as well as a background of gravitational waves. Gravitational particle production is a rich phenomenon, which continues to be explored.

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Wed Nov 22, 2017

Notre Dame Thanksgiving Break

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Notre Dame Thanksgiving Break

Classes are not in session

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Thu Nov 23, 2017

Notre Dame Thanksgiving Break

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Notre Dame Thanksgiving Break

Classes are not in session

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Fri Nov 24, 2017

Notre Dame Thanksgiving Break

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Notre Dame Thanksgiving Break

Classes are not in session

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Tue Dec 5, 2017

College of Science All-Faculty Teaching Award Reception

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Jordan Hall of Science

College of Science All-Faculty Teaching Award Reception

Further details to be announced.

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Thu Dec 7, 2017

Last day of fall semester classes

All Day

University of Notre Dame

Last Class Day of Fall 2017 Semester…

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Mon Dec 11, 2017

Notre Dame Final Exam Week

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Notre Dame Final Exam Week

December 11-15…

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