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Umesh Garg receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to India for research on exotic quantal rotation in nuclei

May 13, 2021 • Categories: News

The College of Science at Notre Dame is pleased to announce that Umesh Garg, a professor in the Department of Physics, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to India from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Forró to head Notre Dame’s new Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter

May 11, 2021 • Categories: News

László Forró, professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Physics of Condensed Matter in Switzerland, has been named the inaugural director of the new Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter at the University of Notre Dame, beginning in the fall of 2021.

2021 undergraduate physics student awards announced

May 11, 2021 • Categories: News

Outstanding Senior Physics Major Award

The Outstanding Senior Physics Major award is given in recognition of academic performance, contributions to the major, and potential for future success.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

2021 Society of Physics Students induction ceremony

May 10, 2021 • Categories: News

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The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame inducted 14 undergraduate physics majors and one faculty member into Sigma Pi Sigma on Friday, April 30th. Professor Manoel Couder, faculty advisor of the Society of Physics Students, and Professor Peter Garnavich, Department Chair, presented the inductees with their honor cords and pins.

Notre Dame gearing up for 35th year of physics summer research program

May 08, 2021 • Categories: News

The University of Notre Dame will be hosting students this summer for the 35th year of the Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded the program since its inception, making it the longest-running program of its kind that the agency has supported.

ND Physics PhD alum receives award for his doctoral dissertation -- for his second PhD

April 23, 2021 • Categories: News

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Dr. Fengqiao Luo received his PhD in Physics in August 2014 from the University of Notre Dame. While at ND he was advised by Prof. Mark Caprio. After graduation, Dr. Luo decided to pursue a PhD in Engineering at Northwestern University. He was recently awarded with the 2020 George L. Nemhauser Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation.…

Physics professors among the first to experiment via James Webb Space Telescope

April 19, 2021 • Categories: News

A proposal by two professors in the Notre Dame Department of Physics has been selected as one of the first projects for the General Observer programs for the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be launched later this year. 

Miguel Correa selected as a KITP Graduate Fellow

April 16, 2021 • Categories: News

Physics Graduate Student Miguel Correa has been selected as a KITP Graduate Fellow for Summer/Fall 2021. The purpose of the Graduate Fellowship Program is to offer a unique opportunity for a select group of physics doctoral students to participate in KITP research programs and broaden their pursuit of theoretical physics in areas of current research.…

Research shows chemically unique metal-poor stars across the Milky Way born in same smaller galaxies

April 15, 2021 • Categories: News

Some of the rarest of stars found in the halo of the Milky Way—stars enhanced by a set of reactions called the rapid neutron-capture process, or r-process—have a shared chemical history and were likely “born” in the same small parent galaxy, a recent study by University of Notre Dame researchers and collaborators has shown.

Physics graduate students receive 2021 Kaneb Awards

April 14, 2021 • Categories: News

Physics graduate students Kevin Lee (advised by Prof. Ani Aprahamian) and Sethupathy Subramanian (advised by Prof. Dinshaw Balasra) are the recipients of 2021 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Awards from the Kaneb Center. 

This award was created in 1999 to recognize graduate student instructors and TAs who demonstrate commitment to exceptional teaching in lectures, seminars, labs, and across the academic profession. The Graduate School and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning present the award annually to TAs that are nominated by their departments. The award consists of a certificate from the Kaneb Center and Graduate School, a letter documenting the award for the graduate student’s file, a $100 honorarium, and an invitation to a formal event hosted by the Kaneb Center and the Graduate School.…

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