Notre Dame's infrastructure for machine learning to be expanded

November 20, 2019 • Categories: News

The University of Notre Dame is bolstering cyberinfrastructure that will support greater access to machine learning. Four professors in the College of Science were awarded a two-year grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will establish the creation of a pool of new computer nodes dedicated to providing researchers with new high performance technology for quicker speeds.

PFAS researcher to answer audience questions after screening of 'Dark Waters'

November 14, 2019 • Categories: News

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Notre Dame researcher Graham Peaslee will attend the screening and will be available to answer questions about PFAS and his research following the film.

Earlier application deadline announced for PhD program

October 25, 2019 • Categories: News

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Notre Dame Physics has announced that the application deadline for its PhD program is now December 15. This is one month earlier than previous years, which allows the committee to make admissions offers much sooner. Professor Morten Eskildsen serves as the Chair of the Graduate Admissions Committee. Find more information on ND’s physics PhD program, and how to apply, at

Collaborative study of Milky Way shows unexplained surplus of incoming gas

October 11, 2019 • Categories: News

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Nicolas Lehner, astrophysics research professor in the Department of Physics at Notre Dame, is a co-author of a paper published today in The Astrophysical Journal. Lehner and his collaborators, studying existing data from the Hubble telescope

Fighting to Protect the Brave: Prof. Graham Peaslee

October 11, 2019 • Categories: News

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Professor Graham Peaslee of the University of Notre Dame Department of Physics is featured on the newest "What Would You Fight For?" video. The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.…

Holmbeck wins award at the Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics Conference (NPA-IX)

October 07, 2019 • Categories: News

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Erika Holmbeck, fifth-year graduate student in the Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics and Galactic Archaeology groups of Professors Rebecca Surman and Timothy Beers, won the “Best Poster Award” for her work on Characterizing r-Process Sites Through Actinide Production

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

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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.…

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