Caprio awarded for exemplary undergraduate teaching

Author: Shelly Goethals


Mark Caprio, Associate Professor of Physics, was among twenty-one University of Notre Dame faculty members to receive the 2014 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

The 21 winners of Joyce teaching excellence awards represent faculty who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching. Faculty committees in each of seven disciplinary areas review the peer and student nominations. The undergraduate teaching award is supported by a gift from the late Father Joyce’s classmates in the Class of 1937.

Prof. Caprio’s research emphasis is on nuclear structure theory, including the collective structure of nuclei, Lie algebraic methods, and the nature of phase transitions in quantum many-body systems. He is interested in fundamental problems in the many-body physics of nuclei and other mesoscopic systems, especially the microscopic origins of collective phenomena.