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Aprahamian appointed to JINR Scientific Council

July 06, 2020 • Categories: News

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The Committee of Plenipotentiaries of the Governments of the Member States of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) has appointed Freimann Professor of Physics Ani Aprahamian as a new member of the JINR Scientific Council. Her appointment runs through the end of its mandate in March 2023.…

Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters

June 24, 2020 • Categories: News

Graham Peaslee’s team tested more than 30 samples of used and unused PPE from six specialty textile manufacturers in the United States and found them to be treated extensively with PFAS or constructed with fluoropolymers, a type of PFAS used to make textiles oil and water resistant.

Physics graduate student recognized with 2020 CRC Award for Computational Science and Visualization

June 15, 2020 • Categories: News

The Department of Physics is proud to announce that graduate student Trevor Sprouse has been recognized with a 2020 Center for Research Computing (CRC) Award for Computational Sciences and Visualization. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the areas of computational sciences and visualization. Such contributions may include, but are not limited to: 1) applications of high performance computation and/or visualization technology; 2) development of algorithms, codes, software environments or other tools for better using high performance computing and/or visualization.…

Physics doctoral student champions nuclear energy through startup company

June 15, 2020 • Categories: News

Nirupama Sensharma, who plans to graduate in 2021 with her doctoral degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame, is passionate about nuclear science and wants to make sure the public understands the benefits of deriving energy from nuclear power. Her message: Be not afraid.

Curliss awarded 2020 Hichwa Fellowship

May 26, 2020 • Categories: News

Physics major Maeve Curliss has been awarded the 2020 Hichwa Fellowship. Curliss is advised by Prof. Jeffrey Chilcote. She will be working on the upgrade to the Gemini Planet Imager. As part of the upgrade, GPI is having two of its near infrared cameras upgraded to C-RED2 cameras from First Light Imaging. The cameras are part of GPI's internal alignment and part of the active tracking of stars to enable them to be precisely blocked by the chronograph. Maeve's summer research entails figuring out how to operate the cameras, then testing their performance characteristics in a variety of operating conditions and to confirm that they will meet the needs of the project. She will use this to understand and recommend the best way to operate them once integrated with GPI.…

2020 Undergraduate awards announced

May 19, 2020 • Categories: News

2020 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.

2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award…

College of Science faculty among those honored for undergraduate teaching and advising

May 19, 2020 • Categories: News

Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

Aprahamian appointed to Clark University Board of Trustees

May 06, 2020 • Categories: News

Freimann Professor of Physics Ani Aprhamian has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for Clark University. Aprahamian received her undergraduate degree from Clark in 1980. Aprahamian will serve a six year term starting July 1, 2020. Clark’s trustees draw on their expertise in the fields of business, law, and higher education to shape the policies that guide the University’s growth, enhance its reputation, and ensure its standing as a destination of choice for academically engaged students.…

2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Awards announced

April 21, 2020 • Categories: News

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Physics graduate students Saurabh Bansal (advised by Prof. Chris Kolda) and Orlando Gomez (advised by Prof. Anna Simon) are the recipients of 2020 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. There were fourteen awards given to TAs in the College of Science. The award consists of a certificate from the Kaneb Center and Graduate School, a letter documenting the award for the graduate student’s file, and a $100 honorarium from the Kaneb Center.…

Aprahamian assisting Armenia in fight against COVID-19

April 10, 2020 • Categories: News

Stern Armenians Web

Ani Aprahamian, Freimann Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, is presently on leave in Armenia as a Fulbright Fellow, where she serves as the Director of Armenia's Alikhanyan National Laboratory in Yerevan. After successfully starting a program in nuclear medicine at the newly installed Cyclone-18 accelerator towards the production of radioisotopes with the local team, she has gone on to use the laboratory’s resources to fight the impact of COVID-19 in Armenia.…

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