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ND REU program celebrating 25 years

June 23, 2011 • Categories: News


One of the oldest, continually-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs in the country, the Physics REU at the University of Notre Dame is marking its 25th year of National Science Foundation funding this summer.

Each year, the NSF has provided funding for 12 students from other universities while funds from the College of Science, other programs and individual faculty research grants have supported about eight students from Notre Dame. The REU started as a regional program, drawing students from five nearby states, but now receives students from as far as California, Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona. More than 280 undergraduates applied this year for the 12 positions.

Garg elected Vice-Chair of Gordon Research Conference on Nuclear Chemistry

June 21, 2011 • Categories: News


Umesh Garg was elected the Vice Chair of the next Gordon Research Conference on Nuclear Chemistry at the 2011 meeting held during June 12-17, 2011, at the Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH. He will become Chair of the subsequent Conference.

The Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies. These meetings have been recognized as the world's premier scientific conferences, where leading investigators from around the globe discuss their latest work and future challenges in a uniquely informal, interactive format.…

Former QuarkNet teacher honored as APS Pre-College Teacher of the Year

June 15, 2011 • Categories: News


College Park, Maryland, United States, February 14, 2011--The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced today that the 2011 Paul Zitzewitz Excellence in Pre-College Physics Teaching Award winner is Stacy McCormack, a high school physics teacher at Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN. This award is in recognition of contributions to pre-college physics teaching and awardees are chosen for their extraordinary accomplishments in communicating the excitement of physics to their students.…

Astrophysicist Garnavich’s research provides new insights into the evolution of a supernova

June 09, 2011 • Categories: News


University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Peter M. Garnavich and a team of collaborators have used observations from the Hubble Space Telescope to provide new insights into the evolution of a nearby supernova, “SN 1987A," the nearest supernova to the Earth in 300 years.…

Professors Aprahamian and Wiescher give invited talks in Brazil

June 07, 2011 • Categories: News

Professors Ani Aprahamian and Michael Wiescher gave invited talks at the Brazilian Physical Society's 45th anniversary celebrations. The meeting took place in Iguassu Falls, Brazil at a joint meeting of the Brazilian societies of Plasma, Materials and Condensed Matter, Particles and Fields, Nuclear, and Applied Physics. The meeting was attended by nearly 3,000 physicists including a number of Nobel laureates from all over the world.…