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REU students compete in the Physics Olympics

July 31, 2014 • Categories: News


On July 24, 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 challenges. The Physics Olympics allows the REU students from these three universities universities to participate in friendly competition.

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

July 29, 2014 • Categories: News

The Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS) will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 in the Jordan Hall of Science from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Tentative 2014 Schedule

Oral Presentations: Rooms 105 and 322
Poster Presentations: Galleria…

Sensing Our World teaches students about energy conservation and transformation

July 15, 2014 • Categories: News

Sensing Our World 2014

Sensing Our World, a summer program for middle school students led by Gordon Berry, emeritus professor of physics, was held in the Jordan Hall of Science last week. The program encourages experimentation in science, mathematics, and technology through hands-on activities. This year the program focused on the conservation and transformation of energy.  Throughout the week, the students visited the Notre Dame's power station, the wind turbines, the Museum of Biodiversity, the Snite Museum of Art, and the Digital Visualization Theater.

Physics faculty promotions

July 01, 2014 • Categories: News

The Department of Physics congratulations the following faculty on their promotions effective July 1, 2014:

  • Morten Eskildsen to Professor
  • Kevin Lannon to Associate Professor
  • Wanpeng Tan to Research Associate Professor