Paul Chagnon

Author: Shelly Goethals

Paul Chagnon, Emeritus Professor of Physics, passed away on Tuesday, March 22. 

Prof. Changnon retired from Notre Dame in 1995 after 32 years in the Physics Department doing research in the nuclear group. He was well known for his teaching and especially for his devotion and service to the Department. This was particularly evidenced when the Department chose to rename its award for outstanding service by a graduating physics major to the Paul Chagnon Award in honor of his years of service to Notre Dame and to Physics. Prof. Chagnon continued that commitment to service into retirement, volunteering with the AARP Tax-Aide program and Meals on Wheels. 

A memorial mass will be held in the Basilica on Wednesday, March 30 at 3:30pm. Visitation will be prior to the mass from 2-3pm at McGann Hay Funeral Home, at 2313 E. Edison Road. The obituary can be found here.