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Understanding the galactic context of mankind

October 31, 2014 • Categories: News

Justin Crepp

Justin Crepp, the Frank M. Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics, has published an article, “Understanding the galactic context of mankind” on the website Science 2034.  Science 2034 is an initiative from The Science Coalition that asks scientists, policy makers, and thought leaders to share what they think science will do for individuals, society and the world 20 years from now.

Physics students to present research at Fall Undergraduate Research Fair

October 30, 2014 • Categories: News

The 2014 Fall Undergraduate Research Fair will be held on Thursday, October 30 in the Jordan Hall of Science. Events start at 6 pm, and twelve physics majors will be presenting posters in the Jordan Hall Galleria area starting at 7 pm. Representatives from organizations providing, promoting, and supporting undergraduate research opportunities will also be present.…

Astronomy Star Party Tuesday, October 28

October 28, 2014 • Categories: News

Join the Department of Physics for the annual Astro Star Party! Telescopes will be available for you to gaze at the beautiful night sky with astrophysicists at the Fieldhouse Mall, right next to the Clarke Memorial Fountain (Stonehenge). Free t-shirts and donuts will be provided to the first 400 attendees. …

Hildreth appointed to National Science Foundation Advisory Committee on Cyber-Infrastructure

October 15, 2014 • Categories: News


Michael Hildreth, professor of physics, recently accepted a three-year term to serve on the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee on Cyber-Infrastructure. The committee advises the National Science Foundation on matters related to vision and strategy regarding solutions to problems of efficiently connecting laboratories, data, computers, and people, with the goal of better enabling computational and data-enabled science and engineering. His term with the committee will begin Spring 2015.

Notre Dame faculty share research discoveries on NPR's 'Science Friday'

October 13, 2014 • Categories: News

"Science Friday"

Three University of Notre Dame faculty in the College of Science will speak about their research at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 15) in the Leighton Concert Hall at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. They will appear on the national radio show “Science Friday” to be broadcast on National Public Radio stations across the country.

Notre Dame professor's star discovery may help answer big questions

October 02, 2014 • Categories: News

Professor Tim Beers is part of a team that has found a rare star that may help explain the origins of the universe, giving us clues about what happened just after the Big Bang. It's the first of its kind seen in our galaxy.

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Science Week events

October 01, 2014 • Categories: News


October 6-10 is being recognized as Science Week at the University of Notre Dame, as the College of Science celebrates its 150 year anniversary. There are special events and lectures the entire week. For a full schedule go to Science Week Events.