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Physics Machine Shop an invaluable resource to researchers

October 18, 2018 • Categories: News

Physics Machine Shop

Physicists at the University of Notre Dame are developing groundbreaking devices, but many of their inventions begin as raw materials that are shaped, cut, tooled, engraved, and soldered with precision in the Physics Machine Shop. The shop's open house will be from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Graduate students receive awards at AWIS Regional Conference

October 12, 2018 • Categories: News

The Association for Women in Science Notre Dame Chapter hosted the 2018 Women in Science Conference on campus October 5-7. Kaitlin Rasmussen, a fourth year graduate student working in Professor Timothy Beers’ research group, and Rebeka Kelmar, a second year graduate student working in Professor Anna Simon

Aprahamian organizes events in Armenia with the Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory

October 11, 2018 • Categories: News

Freimann Professor of Physics Ani Aprahamian organized and chaired a day of talks on Low Energy Nuclear Science & Applications with the use of cyclotrons in Armenia. This was a part of a week-long international conference on “Correlations in Partonic and Hadronic Interactions

National QuarkNet physics program to continue educating high school teachers

October 04, 2018 • Categories: News

QuarkNet

QuarkNet, a program founded at Notre Dame that brings university-level physics research opportunities to high school teachers and students across the country, has been granted funding through 2023 by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF has funded the program since its inception in 1998.

Researchers study presence of fluorinated chemicals in firefighter clothing

September 24, 2018 • Categories: News

Various forms of PFASs have been linked to prostate, kidney and testicular cancers, as well as thyroid disease and low birthweight.

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Events

Tue Oct 23, 2018

Astrophysics Seminar: Dr. Ting Li, Fermilab

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
184 Nieuwland Science Hall

The Southern Stellar Stream Spectroscopic Survey (S5)

Dr. Ting Li
Fermilab​​​​​​​

Recently, more than a dozen new stellar streams in the Milky Way were discovered in the southern hemisphere with the Dark Energy Survey (DES). In this talk, I will present an ongoing spectroscopic program S5, which maps these southern streams with the 2df/AAOmega spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. S5 is the first systematic program pursuing a complete census of known streams in the southern hemisphere. The radial velocities and stellar metallicities from S5, together with the proper motions from Gaia DR2, provide a unique sample to understand the Milky Way halo populations, the progenitors and formation of the streams, the mass and shape of the Milky Way potential, and to test the characteristics of dark matter. So far, the S5 program has obtained the 6D+1 (metallicity) phase space information for 10 streams in the DES footprint, all of which are the first-time measurements for these southern streams, and we are expanding our program beyond the DES footprint to cover more southern streams. I will give an overview of the S5 program, including target selection, observation, and data analysis, and I will end with a discussion of the implications of the preliminary results from S5.

Posted In: Astrophysics Seminar

Particle Physics Seminar: Dr. Joshua Wood, University of Wisconsin

4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
415 Nieuwland Science Hall

Neutrino emission from the blazar TXS 0506+056

Dr. Joshua Wood
WIPAC, University of Wisconsin…

Posted In: Particle Physics Seminar

Our Universe Revealed, Physics for Everyone: "Particle Physics: past, present, and future

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

Presented by: Prof. Christopher Kolda

During the past few years, physicists have finally completed their century-long program of building a fundamental and unified picture of all known particles found in nature, only to find that key pieces are still missing. In this talk, we will show how our world works at its most fundamental levels, where the gaping holes in our knowledge remain, and how we plan to fill many of these holes in this new century.…

Posted In: Astrophysics Seminar, Atomic Physics Seminar, Biophysics Seminars, Colloquia, Condensed Matter Seminar, Nuclear Seminar, Particle Physics Seminar, Ph.D. Defense, and Special Lectures and Events

Our Universe Revealed: Prof. Christopher Kolda

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

Part of the Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

Title TBA

Prof. Christopher Kolda
Department of Physics
University of Notre Dame…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Wed Oct 24, 2018

Physics Colloquium: Prof. Carlos Bertulani, Texas A&M

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

Pigmy resonances, neutron skins and neutron stars

Prof. Carlos Bertulani
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Texas A&M

Hosted by Prof. Mathews

Posted In: Colloquia

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