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Don Lincoln featured as a "hero in education" on Daily Edventures

February 27, 2013 • Categories: News


Don Lincoln, adjunct professor of physics and staff scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, was the featured "hero in education" on the Daily Edventures blog on February 23. The blog features an educator every day for 365 days and comes from Microsoft Partners in Learning, a global wide initiative focused on improving teaching and learning by helping educators and school leaders connect, collaborate, create, and share ideas so students can reach their full potential.…

Department is represented at GSU Symposium

February 26, 2013 • Categories: News

On Wednesday, February 27 the Department of Physics will be represented by two people at the GSU Symposium. The Graduate Student Union sponsors this annual event designed to showcase innovative graduate and postdoctoral research at Notre Dame.

Graduate student Ed Lamere will present "Morphology effects in electronic properties of GaAs." Lamere is advised by Prof. Sylwia Ptasinska.…

Mathews to present special lecture on Sunday, March 3

February 25, 2013 • Categories: News

Physics Professor Grant Mathews will present "The Birth of the Universe and the Meaning of Space and Time: The Real Big Bang Theory" on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the Digitial Visualization Theater of Jordan Hall of Science. The talk is free and open to the public.…

Stargazers gather at the Jordan Hall Observatory to view passing asteroid last Friday

February 18, 2013 • Categories: News


Over 50 people braved the cold temperatures to gather at the Jordan Hall of Science Observatory to catch a glimpse of the Asteroid 2012 DA14.   The 150 foot (50 meter) in diameter asteroid passed earth at 19,000 mph (31,000 km per hour) on Friday, February 15, 2013. The asteroid came closer to Earth than any satellite currently orbiting the planet and is the only celestial body to pass this close to Earth in recorded history. …