Caprio to serve as Associate Editor for European Physical Journal A

March 19, 2018 • Categories: News


Professor Mark Caprio has been selected to serve as an Associate Editor, in the area of Nuclear Theory, for the European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei. This is the European Physical Society journal for nuclear physics, which was established as the successor to several European national journals, including Zeitschrift fuer Physik A and Il Nuovo Cimento A. Caprio will serve a three-year term on the editorial board.…

Physics student creates computer model to study magnetic tornadoes in superconductors

March 16, 2018 • Categories: News

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Junior Maciej Olszewski, a physics and honors mathematics major, was the lead author on a paper published in New Journal of Physics on Feb. 5. The work was based on computer simulation, which describes the ways superconducting vortices interact.

Justin Crepp selected for National Academy of Sciences committee on exoplanets

February 26, 2018 • Categories: News

Crepp is one of 14 committee members, a select group of experts in the field, tasked with identifying priorities within the field they believe should be addressed within the next decade.

Physics professor strengthens Notre Dame-Colima relationship

January 26, 2018 • Categories: News


Antonio Delgado, a physics professor at the University of Notre Dame, visited the University of Colima in early January to promote particle physics and encourage collaboration between Notre Dame and Colima.

Wiescher receives AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Prize

January 18, 2018 • Categories: News

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Every year, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Laboratory Astrophysics Division awards a prize to an individual who has made significant contributions to laboratory astrophysics over the course of his or her career. The 2018 award went to Michael Wiescher, the Freimann Professor of Physics. He was recognized for his significant contributions to the experimental foundation of nuclear astrophysics, as well as his research that closes the gap between experiment and theory in the field.     

Physicist awarded $1.4M to continue work at CERN

January 10, 2018 • Categories: News

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University of Notre Dame physicist Mitchell Wayne was awarded $1.4 million for continued work on the Phase I upgrade of the Compact Muon Solenoid Detector at the Large Hadron Collider at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Astrophysicist Beers collaborates on article about formation of heaviest elements in universe

January 04, 2018 • Categories: News

Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics Timothy C. Beers collaborated with Anna Frebel, associate professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on a review article about the formation of the heaviest elements in the universe.

Nuclear physics, the common ground in Cuba and Armenia for physics professor Aprahamian

December 15, 2017 • Categories: News

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During recent trips to Cuba and Armenia, Ani Aprahamian, Freimann Professor of Experimental Nuclear Physics, met both President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and Fidelito Castro, the son of the late and Cuban leader Fidel Castro, to talk about nuclear physics.

Two Department of Physics faculty honored with Media Legends Award

December 13, 2017 • Categories: News

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Physics professors Michael Wiescher and Dan Robertson both received a Media Legends Award from the Office of Media Relations for their work with the press that spotlighted academic excellence at the University of Notre Dame.

Thirty years of molecular beam epitaxy stimulates international collaborations

December 08, 2017 • Categories: News

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In continuous operation since its beginning in 1987, more than 10,000 crystals have been grown in the Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) lab of Professor Jacek Furdyna. Materials designed and fabricated in the MBE lab led to collaborations with scientists in more than 100 institutions outside of Notre Dame, including some 35 in foreign countries, resulting in significant worldwide visibility.

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