News

Aprahamian joins steering committee for Science Public Engagement Partnership

December 21, 2020 • Categories: News

Ani Dec 2020

Freimann Professor Ani Aprahamian has been invited to join the steering committee for a Department of Energy Office of Science and Kavli Foundation partnership, SciPEP (Science Public Engagement Partnership) to explore the special characteristics and challenges of public engagement in basic research, create tool kits and resources for scientists and researchers performing basic research to use to engage the broader public, and stimulate scholarship around public understanding and support of basic science. The steering committee has scientists, communicators, and scholars who study and practice science communication. The project had its beginnings in the observation that there is a gap between advances that are taking place in science communication and science public engagement.  The public engagement with basic, curiosity-driven, or fundamental research is rarely the focus of community conversations. The initiative is driven by an MOU signed on December 14, 2020 between the DOE Office of Science director, Dr. Chris Falls and the Kavli foundation President and CEO Bob Conn.…

Hildreth to serve as interim dean, McDowell as interim associate dean of research in the College of Science

December 02, 2020 • Categories: News

600x400 Hildrethmcdowell

Michael Hildreth, associate dean of research in the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, will serve as interim dean of the College of Science beginning January 1, 2021. That day, Mary Ann McDowell

Newly developed risk chart identifies the hidden costs of health care during power failures

November 23, 2020 • Categories: News

A team headed by a University of Notre Dame researcher delved into the hidden costs of electrical failures in hospital settings and has created a new model, which can be used by countries around the world, for determining the probability of deaths based on the likelihood of electrical failure.

Undergraduate physics majors build and use a trebuchet

November 16, 2020 • Categories: News

Trebuchet Still For Web

After a long semester with limited opportunities to have fun as a group, the University of Notre Dame physics majors decided to use the surplus of pumpkins from Halloween as projectiles for a trebuchet they designed and built. A trebuchet is a type of catapult that uses a long arm to throw projectiles.

Phillips named Fellow of National Association of Black Physicists

November 12, 2020 • Categories: News

Arielle Phillips

L. Arielle Phillips, research assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP).

She was primarily recognized for her work teaching an algebra-based physics program at Westville Correctional Facility through the Moreau College Initiative Physics Program, where students can obtain a degree from Holy Cross College. She was the only member elevated to fellow in 2020. …

Subscribe to News | View Archives »

View All News >>

Events

Wed Jan 20, 2021

Hubble's 30 Years of Experience: Springboard for the Future

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
zoom / online streaming

Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

Hubble's 30 Years of Experience: Springboard for the Future

Carol Christian, Ph.D., Hubble Space Telescope Outreach
Project Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute

Join us for the first of our events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Thu Jan 21, 2021

Discovering the Universe with Hubble: A panel discussion

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
zoom / online streaming

Part of the Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

Discovering the Universe with Hubble: A panel discussion

Have you ever wondered just how do we get those stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope? And just how do scientists make breakthroughs using observations with Hubble? Join us as a panel of experts on Hubble, its operations and science talk us through the day-to-day operation of the telescope, some of its most famous images and what it’s actually like to work with data from Hubble!…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Fri Jan 22, 2021

The Final Hubble Servicing Mission: A first-hand perspective

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
zoom / online streaming

Part of the Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

The Final Hubble Servicing Mission: A first-hand perspective

Michael T. Good ’84BS ’86MS, former NASA astronaut

The fifth and final servicing mission of the Hubble Space Telescope was completed by Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-125) in May 2009. Join us as former NASA astronaut and member of this final servicing mission discusses with us about his time in space and the re-birth of Hubble.…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Wed Jan 27, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Ragnar Stroberg, University of Washington

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Physics Colloquium

Title and abstract forthcoming

Dr. Ragnar Stroberg
Research Assistant
Physics Department, University of Washington

Hosted by Prof. Surman

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed Feb 3, 2021

Spring 2021 Semester - Classes Begin

All Day

First day of classes Spring Semester 2021

See full spring semester calendar here.

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

View All Events >>