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Physics faculty named AAAS fellows

December 21, 2011 • Categories: News

Three Department of Physics faculty are among five University of Notre Dame faculty who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

AAAS, founded in 1848 as a nonprofit association, is the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the prestigious journal Science.…

Researchers demonstrate new DNA detection technique

December 19, 2011 • Categories: News


A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame have demonstrated a novel DNA detection method that could prove suitable for many real-world applications.

Physicists Carol Tanner and Steven Ruggiero

Accelerator upgrade featured on local news

December 14, 2011 • Categories: News

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NOTRE DAME – The Nuclear Science Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame is getting a big upgrade, literally. A new nuclear accelerator is being installed and the building construction should be finished by the end of the December.

Notre Dame and Department of Energy collaboration enables development of unique spectrometer

December 09, 2011 • Categories: News


A new, state-of-the-art instrument installed in the Radiation Laboratory will support a wide range of research at the University of Notre Dame. The AP-XPS (ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectrometer) was designed by Franklin Tao, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, in collaboration with the manufacturer.…

Toroczkai's work featured on Nature Physics cover

December 07, 2011 • Categories: News


The research work of Prof. Zoltán Toroczkai and former Notre Dame postdoc Mária Ercsey-Ravasz is featured on the cover of the December issue of Nature Physics