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Furdyna delivers invited address in Minsk, Belarus

September 29, 2011 • Categories: News


Prof. Jacek Furdyna, The Aurora and Thomas Marquez Chair in Information Theory and Computer Technology, has been appointed as member of the Program Committee of the International Conference “Spins and Photonic Beams at Interface” (SPBI ’2011) which was held in Minsk, Belarus, on September 25-27, 2011. The conference commemorated the 100th

Astronomy Night Octobter 3 features refurbished historic Napoleon telescope

September 26, 2011 • Categories: News

The Napoleon Telescope, an antique instrument freshly refurbished and housed in a modern dome atop Nieuwland Science Hall, will focus on the moon and maybe Jupiter during Astronomy Night, on Oct. 3 from 8-10 p.m. (later in the week in case of clouds or rain). More modern telescopes will be set up in the North Quad. The first 300 students who come early will receive t-shirts and doughnuts, says organizer Peter Garnavich, professor of Physics, who last operated the Napoleon Telescope during a near approach of Mars in 2004.…

Department expands its social networking presence

September 23, 2011 • Categories: News

The Department of Physics has recently expanded its social networking presence by adding a group page to the Linkedin web site. Linkedin boasts itself as being the world's largest professional nelinkedintwork with 120+ million members. Notre Dame phfacebookysics current and former faculty, postdocs, staff and alumni are invited to join--along with anyone else with an interest in the department and its activities.…

Professor Hyder comments on satellite re-entry

September 23, 2011 • Categories: News


Twenty years after its launch into space, one NASA satellite is predicted to make its re-entry into earth’s atmosphere Friday.

NASA reports that there is a one in 3200 chance of this satellite actually hitting someone. With billions of people on earth, it's an extremely slim chance.…

JINA event open to the public on football Saturday

September 14, 2011 • Categories: News

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics presents the First JINA Exhibit ND vs. MSU Tailgate. This special event will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science, North Vestibule.

ND and MSU physicists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics will guide you through hands-on activities including smashing atomic nuclei and seeing messages from exploding stars.…

Annual physics majors pizza party

September 07, 2011 • Categories: News

The annual physics majors pizza party is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14. The event will take place at the Nieuwland Science Hall Observatory from 5-7:00 p.m. No reservations are needed. All undergraduate physics majors and physics faculty are encouraged to attend.…