iLocater achieves first light, giving scientists clearer picture of nearby planets

September 10, 2019 • Categories: News

After successfully achieving “first light,” capturing a beam of starlight filtered through the telescope’s adaptive optics system, the team discovered what was thought to be a singular star was actually a previously unidentified binary star system.

Nuclear Science Laboratory researchers publish article on the surface manipulation techniques of Roman denarii

August 28, 2019 • Categories: News

Roman Coins

A team of researchers and undergraduate students at Nuclear Science Laboratory, Department of Physics at Notre Dame, published an article in the Applied Surface Science journal on the characterization of a set of Roman denarii, ranging from 136 BCE to 240 CE. The work presents results of macro, micro, and nanoscale surface characterization of coins using several different X-ray based spectroscopic and electron microscopy methods. This enabled the surface, the subsurface, and volume composition of these coins to be probed to better understand their production techniques, surface treatment methods, and corrosion patterns. The results also provide evidence that a particular surface treatment method, amalgam silvering, had been used to make authentic Roman coins as early as the third century CE.…

Notre Dame and McGill University co-organize SMI-2019

August 26, 2019 • Categories: News

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Professor Maxime Brodeur, Janet Weikel from the Nuclear Science Laboratory of the University of Notre Dame, and Professor Thomas Brunner from McGill University co-organized the 13th International Conference on the Stopping and Manipulation of Ions (SMI

Garg receives Guest Professor appointment from Xi'an Jiaotong University

August 22, 2019 • Categories: News

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Professor. Umesh Garg has been appointed as a Guest Professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. The certificate of appointment was presented to Prof. Garg at a special ceremony at XJTU in July 2019.

Xi’an Jiaotong University is one of the national TOP-9 universities under the direct jurisdiction of the State Education Ministry of China. The university was founded in Shanghai in 1896. In 1956, main part of the university was moved to Xi'an, and renamed Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU). As one of the first batch universities in China, XJTU was supported by the central government in the seventh and eighth five-year plans, as well as China's “Project 211” and “Project 985” to develop into a world-class university. Now, XJTU is on the List of World-class Universities and First-class Disciplines released in 2017 by the Ministry of Education of China.…

Peeking at the Universe through a Window Deep Underground: CASPAR receives $750,000 from NSF

August 20, 2019 • Categories: News

Caspar Team

A team of faculty from the Nuclear Science Laboratory, Daniel Robertson, Manoel Couder, Anna Simon and Joachim Goerres, led by Michael Wiescher received 4-year support from the NSF to continue measurements at the underground accelerator facility investigating reactions important for the stellar nucleosynthesis processes.

Physics doctoral student receives NASA grant to study galaxy evolution

August 14, 2019 • Categories: News

Michelle Berg

The third time was the charm to receive a highly competitive grant for Michelle Berg, a doctoral student in astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame, who this year landed a NASA grant to study the role of gas in shaping galaxies.

Peaslee named a fellow of the American Chemical Society

August 09, 2019 • Categories: News


Graham Peaslee

Graham Peaslee, professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.

Assaf and Liu are recipients of NDnano seed grants to support sustainable energy, material, and new tech research

August 08, 2019 • Categories: News


Seven faculty members from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and College of Science have been awarded three grants through the NDnano Seed Grant Program.

Crass selected for NASA/NSA exoplanet working group

August 05, 2019 • Categories: News

Jonathan Crass

Jonathan Crass, research assistant professor in the Department of Physics, has been selected to serve as a member of a NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative that will make recommendations to advance the search for earth-like planets that orbit other suns.

Aprahamian gives plenary talk at the 27th International Nuclear Physics Conference

August 05, 2019 • Categories: News

Aprahamian Glasgow

Freimann Professor Ani Aprahamian gave a plenary talk at the 27th International Nuclear Physics Conference held in Glasgow (July 29-August 2, 2019). Her talk was titled "Explosive scenarios in astrophysics: Observations, models, and nuclear physics inputs".…

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