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Wiescher honored at ND football game as member of the all-faculty team

September 17, 2018 • Categories: News

Wiescher All Faculty Team

Freimann Professor of Physics Michael Wiescher was honored at the September 15 Notre Dame football game as a member of the 2018 All-Faculty Team. Each home game, the Office of the Provost honors a faculty member on the field. Individuals have been chosen from across Notre Dame’s colleges and schools for their excellence in research, teaching, and service to the University. For more information on this program, visit the All-Faculty Team page

Energy E3 to build innovation center, increase access to sustainable energy in low- and middle-income countries

September 14, 2018 • Categories: News

Researchers at Notre Dame with counterparts in Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria are working to bridge the gap through a program called Energy E3 — Empowering Nations to Power Their Nation, with plans underway for an inaugural energy innovation center in Uganda.

Reingold spends summer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

September 13, 2018 • Categories: News

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Craig Reingold, fourth-year graduate student in the Nuclear Science Laboratory working with the group of Prof. Anna Simon, spent ten weeks in summer 2018 at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He joined the Academic Cooperation Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which hosts up to 800 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The program is designed to encourage external collaborations with LLNL. His stay at LLNL was also partially funded by CENTAUR: Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-based Research. CENTAUR is a five-year grant from National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) that is focused on training the next generation of nuclear physics

Gomez receives Nuclear Forensics Summer Internship at LLNL

September 12, 2018 • Categories: News

Gomez Orlando

Orlando Gomez, a third-year graduate student working in the Nuclear Science Laboratory with Prof. Anna Simon, received the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory "Nuclear Forensics Summer Internship". The internship provides a stipend and travel cost reimbursement for a graduate student who is then paired with an LLNL scientist for a two-month program. The student joins the research group at LLNL and works on a project directly related to the efforts of the group.…

Notre Dame researchers determine spin-down rate of rare white dwarf pulsar

September 11, 2018 • Categories: News

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University of Notre Dame researchers have pinpointed the rate at which the only known white dwarf pulsar is slowing its rotation, finally confirming that the star’s spin-down energy is sufficient to power the unique light variations observed from the system.

National Academy of Sciences committee on exoplanets encourages direct space mission to study earth-like planets

September 05, 2018 • Categories: News

Justin Crepp

Are we alone? That’s the big question the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on Exoplanet Science Strategy would like to answer. Its priorities and recommendations for the next decade’s search for habitable worlds outside the Solar System include launching a direct-imaging mission into space, and building more powerful telescopes.

Notre Dame Research opens application period for Internal Grants Programs

September 05, 2018 • Categories: News

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All full-time, regular faculty are encouraged to apply for the Faculty Research Support Program (FRSP) Regular Grant, the FRSP Initiation Grant, and the Francis M. Kobayashi Travel Fund (KTF).

Direct coupling of the Higgs boson to the bottom quark observed

August 29, 2018 • Categories: News

An observation made by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN represents yet another important milestone reached in the scrutiny of the Higgs boson and its interactions with Standard Model particles. Members of the Notre Dame CMS group include Professors Michael Hildreth, Colin Jessop, Kevin Lannon, Nancy Marinelli, Randal Ruchti and Mitchell Wayne of the Department of Physics are all members of the CMS collaboration.

 

Training the next generation of leaders in low-energy nuclear physics

August 08, 2018 • Categories: News

Anna Simon

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame will help train the next generation of leaders and stewardship scientists to ensure the safety and reliability of the country’s nuclear stockpile.

Heavy Metals: The search for rare stars that could unlock a mystery of the universe

July 25, 2018 • Categories: News

Timothy Beers

Astrophysicist Timothy Beers only needs 100 stars out of the 100 billion in the universe to help prove one of the longest-held theories in the field. Finding those stars, however, is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

 

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