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Brian Greene to present talks at Notre Dame

February 28, 2012 • Categories: News


On Tuesday, March 6, Professor Brian Greene will present two talks at the University of Notre Dame. Greene teaches mathematics and physics at Columbia University, and is the author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos.

"The State of String Theory" will be presented at 4:00 p.m. in Room 105 of Jordan Hall of Science. This is a special Department of Physics colloquia and seating is very limited.…

Dobrowolska leads team of physicists that finds a new path to increase semiconductor functionality

February 22, 2012 • Categories: News


The past decade has seen the emergence of the field of spintronics, aimed at increasing the efficiency of information processing and computer memories. The idea behind spintronics is to harness the magnetic property of the electron, referred to as its spin. This property can then be used, in addition to the electron charge, for increasing the functionality of the semiconductor computer chip, in terms of its capacity to store and process information.…

Collaborative forum will explore K-12 education and research

February 20, 2012 • Categories: News


The Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC) will gather education and research professionals for the fifth annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 25) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame.…

2011 Nobel Prize winner in physics to deliver public lecture

February 16, 2012 • Categories: News


Dr. Brian Schmidt, a member of the team that won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, will deliver a lecture titled "The Accelerating Universe" on Monday, February 27. This event is sponsored by the John A. Lynch Lecture Series and being coordinated by the University of Notre Dame's Department of Physics.…

Director of the Vatican Observatory presents Nieuwland Lecture

February 07, 2012 • Categories: News


On Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library, Fr. Jose G. Funes, S.J. will present "Why Science and Faith Matter to Each Other." This is sponsored by the Nieuwland Lecture Series.

Father Funes participates in the unique work for the Catholic church in Rome: the Vatican Observatory. In this lecture, he will speak about this crossroads of science and faith and how important it is to promote dialogue between them.…