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Visiting Professor Shelly Lesher gives introductory talk

July 19, 2012 • Categories: News


Professor Shelly Lesher presented “Here, there, everywhere: Introduction to Nuclear Science” to the high school students attending the Physics of Atomic Nuclei summer education program at Notre Dame on June 18. The program is an educational outreach of the NSF-funded Physics Frontier Center Joint Institute of Nuclear Astrophysics.…

Notre Dame’s REU program hosts intercollegiate Physics Olympics

July 16, 2012 • Categories: News


On July 9, the Department of Physics and Notre Dame’s Physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program hosted the annual Physics Olympics in the Jordan Hall of Science. REU students from Michigan State, Purdue and Notre Dame participated in the events.…

Alumni feature: Argonne scientist works to contain mercury, protect fish

July 05, 2012 • Categories: News


Bhoopesh Mishra is a 2006 Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Physics. He was advised by Prof. Bruce Bunker.

( -- If Bhoopesh Mishra had to pick a favorite food it would be seafood. Any type of seafood. Anytime. So when as a postdoctoral scholar he had a choice to pick a research topic, his taste buds had their say.…

Notre Dame researchers are participants in hunt for the Higgs boson

July 05, 2012 • Categories: News

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest atom smasher, are expected to announce Wednesday (July 4) that they have evidence that the elusive Higgs boson particle exists.

Notre Dame researchers have long been involved in the search for the Higgs boson, the final piece of a model proposed four decades ago laying out the basic building blocks of matter in the universe.…