First Notre Dame-China symposium on nuclear physics to foster future collaboration

July 18, 2018 • Categories: News

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More than 20 physics scholars gathered in June to discuss current research in exotic nuclear structures during a joint event organized by the nuclear physics groups at the University of Notre Dame and Peking University.

Notre Dame physicists explore how well we can know the past

July 02, 2018 • Categories: News


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In their latest research, Notre Dame physicists explore the concept of "retrodiction" to determine how rapidly knowledge of the past states of the universe deteriorates.

Peng Elected to Experimental NMR Conference Executive Committee

June 21, 2018 • Categories: News


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Jeff Peng, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry with a concurrent appointment in Physics, was recently elected to the Executive Committee for the annual Experimental NMR Conference (ENC).


Garg appointed Honorary Guest Professor at Peking University

June 13, 2018 • Categories: News

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Professor Umesh Garg has been reappointed as an Honorary Guest Professor in the Physics Department at Peking University through January 2020. This honor is bestowed by the President of PKU on academics of very high international repute who have significant connections with the University. Garg

Designing a better superconductor

June 12, 2018 • Categories: News

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Tiny tornadoes of supercurrent affect the way superconductors carry a current. But a magnet-controlled “switch” in superconductor configuration provides unprecedented flexibility in managing the location of vortex filaments, altering the properties of the superconductor. A new system discovered by Notre Dame physicist Boldizsár Jankó and collaborators will enable ongoing adjustments, altering the material’s properties over time.

Breakthrough discovery links two of the heaviest known particles

June 07, 2018 • Categories: News

Several physicists from the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Physics were named as contributors to the discovery, and were aided by researchers at Notre Dame’s Center for Research Computing and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Milky Way hosts stars with fingerprints of first stars in universe

June 06, 2018 • Categories: News

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The atmospheres of thousands of nearby stars exhibit telltale fingerprints of the first massive stars of the universe, which exploded only a few million years after they were born. “They are rare, precious probes," said Timothy Beers, professor and Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame, who presented a briefing about his study of these stars during the American Astronomical Society meeting in Denver.

Congratulations to the class of 2018

June 05, 2018 • Categories: News

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The Department of Physics is proud to announce our class of 2018. They received their Bachelor of Science degrees at a ceremony on Sunday, May 20 held in the Jordan Hall of Science.

  • Connor Bagwell
  • Levi Biasco
  • John Charters
  • Daniel Childers
  • Spencer Clark
  • Keegan Collins
  • Callaghan Commers

Fluid dynamics may play key role in evolution of cooperation

May 23, 2018 • Categories: News

In a new study, physicists at the University of Notre Dame examined how the mechanical properties of an environment may shape the social evolution of microbial populations.

Senior Science students honored at Dean's Awards Luncheon

May 23, 2018 • Categories: News

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On Friday, May 18, 2018, more than 50 seniors were honored during The Dean’s Awards luncheon held in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria.

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