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Patrick Fasano earns summer research internship in Armenia

June 27, 2013 • Categories: News


Physics major Patrick Fasano, a rising sophomore at the University of Notre Dame, is spending his summer as an intern at the Cosmic Ray Division (CRD) of the Yeraven Physics Institute in Yerevan, Armenia. For 10 weeks, Fasano will assist with upgrades and improvements to the division’s data storage and processing software, as well as learning about data analysis of Thunderstorm Ground Enhancements, a newly discovered high energy phenomena in the terrestrial atmosphere. He is also working with CRD graduate students to make improvements to the ADAS (advanced data analysis system) file servers to support archived file formats for reducing storage space.…

Rueff receives award at AAS meeting

June 11, 2013 • Categories: News


Graduate student Kate Rueff received an Honorable Mention at the 222nd meeting of the  American Astronomical Society meeting held in Indianapolis. The Astronomy Achievement Student Awards are given to recognize exemplary research by undergraduate and graduate students who present at one of the poster sessions at the meetings of the AAS. Awardees are honored with a Chambliss medal or, in the case of honorable mention, a certificate.…

Dobrowolska-Furdyna appointed to associate dean for undergraduate studies

June 10, 2013 • Categories: News


Malgorzata Dobrowolska-Furdyna, the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Physics, has been appointed to the position of associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Science. In this role, she will direct the undergraduate affairs of the College of Science, serve as chair of the college undergraduate committee, and will be the liaison to the Registrar's Office and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.…

Astronomers discover light echo from supernova

June 04, 2013 • Categories: News


Astronomers have discovered light echoing off material surrounding a recent supernova explosion, SN 2009ig. The dust and gas that are reflecting the light are so close to the eruption center that it is likely related to the progenitor star. This discovery supports the theory that exploding white dwarfs become unstable from matter donated by large, non-degenerate stars.…