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Notre Dame researchers using new technologies to combat invasive species

March 28, 2013 • Categories: News


A new research paper by a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) demonstrates how two cutting-edge technologies can provide a sensitive and real-time solution to screening real-world water samples for invasive species before they get into our country or before they cause significant damage.

Hot air balloon trip to replicate historic flight of physicist Victor Hess

March 28, 2013 • Categories: News

Jeremy Wegner, a teacher in the Notre Dame QuarkNet Program from Winamac Community High School will be on a hot air balloon flight to measure cosmic rays on Saturday, March 30.  The balloon ride, organized with the Purdue University QuarkNet Program, will be in the air north of Indianapolis for two hours to record muon flux as a function of altitude.…

Notre Dame scientists announce new results on the Higgs boson

March 14, 2013 • Categories: News


Today, at the Recontre de Moriond conference in La Thuille, Italy the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) presented preliminary new results

Graduate Student Spotlight: Stephanie Lyons

March 12, 2013 • Categories: News


Physics graduate student Stephanie Lyons cannot remember a time in which she was not interested in the scientific world. Her first love — all the way back in the second grade — was the teeming world of insects. Now, though, rather than looking down, her gaze is focused upwards: on the stars.…

Howk appointed to the Space Telescope Users Committee

March 05, 2013 • Categories: News


Professor J. Christopher Howk has been appointed to a three-year term on the Space Telescope Users Committee.  The Committee serves to advise the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and Goddard Space Flight Center on the scientific operations of the Hubble Space Telescope and is jointly chosen by the STScI Director and Hubble Space Telescope Project Scientist at Goddard.  Howk will serve a three-year term, effective April 25. The Committee is charged advising the Hubble teams on normal operations of the observatory and with recommending changes that will maximize its scientific productivity.…