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Eskildsen receives DOE award

October 25, 2010 • Categories: News


Associate Professor Morten Ring Eskildsen was recently awarded a new, 3-year DOE award of $519,013 for his project "Metastable Vortex Lattices – Properties and Applications."

The collective nature of the correlated electron many-body system in the presence of magnetic fields and/or localized magnetic moments displays an astonishing variety of different phenomena.  Among these one finds magnetic ordering, superconductivity, fractionally charged excitations, quantum criticality and non-Fermi liquid behavior to name just a few.  One of the current grand challenges in solid state physics is to provide a microscopic understanding of superconductivity in systems where it coexists with local magnetic moments, relevant for high-T

Professors Mathews, Frauendorf and Caprio receive DOE award

October 12, 2010 • Categories: News




Professors Grant Mathews, Stefan Frauendorf, and Mark Caprio have received a 3-year Department of Energy award, totaling $570,000, for their research on "Nuclear Properties at Extreme Density, Temperature, Spin, and Isospin".…

Physics Graduate Students Win India- U.S. Travel Awards

October 12, 2010 • Categories: News



Two of the six travel award winners in this year’s India-U.S. Physics Students Visitation Program were graduate students in Physics at Notre Dame. Akaa Daniel Ayangeakaa and James Matta, both advised by Umesh Garg, participated  in the program co-sponsored by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and the American Physical Society (APS).…

Physicists Receive $600K NSF Award for Advancing Research in Semiconductors

October 12, 2010 • Categories: News




Physicists, Margaret Dobrowolska, Jacek Furdyna and Xinyu Liu, have just been awarded a 4-year grant of $600,000 by the National Science Foundation for work titled, “Electron Spin Effects in Semiconductor Nanostructures” which will ultimately aid in increasing the functionality of electronic microchip devices.…

Astronomy Star Party

October 08, 2010 • Categories: News


Come to the Astronomy Star party!! by the Clark Memorial Fountain

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 12 (Move to Wednesday, October 13 if cloudy)

Observe Jupiter: The closest in 50 years!! See the Moon as you have never seen it!!

Free t-shirts and doughnuts to the first 300 to look through the telescopes…