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Astrophysicists produce the first age map of the halo of the Milky Way

October 28, 2015 • Categories: News

Daniela Carollo, left, Timothy Beers and Vinicius Placco

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University of Notre Dame astronomer Timothy Beers and his Galactic Archaeology group, which includes Notre Dame astronomers Daniela Carollo and Vinicius Placco, have led an international team of researchers that produced the first chronographic (age) map of the halo of the Milky Way galaxy.

Memorial Volume published for Kolya Uraltsev

October 27, 2015 • Categories: News


Long-time Notre Dame adjunct professor Nikolai (Kolya) Uraltsev passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in 2013, leaving behind many fond memories of his time in the Physics Department and a recognition of the shear quantity and quality of work he produced in exploring the nature of the strong interactions. Now his long-time friend and collaborator, Ikaros Bigi

AIP recognizes ND Physics as among top-40 departments in conferral of undergraduate physics degrees

October 23, 2015 • Categories: News


The University of Notre Dame Department of Physics has been included on an American Institute of Physics (AIP) list of physics departments that conferred the largest number of undergraduate degrees. The list includes departments where PhD is the highest degree offered and averaged 20 or more physics bachelor's degrees in the classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014. Notre Dame Physics averaged 28 degrees during that period of time.…

Physics booklet highlights multiple people and programs

October 21, 2015 • Categories: News

The Notre Dame Department of Physics has published a Fall 2015 bulletin, which highlights just a small sample of what faculty and students have achieved over the last year. As the department continues to grow, it moves into new and exciting fields of research, while providing internationally recognized leadership in some of our long-time core areas of strength. At the same time, our undergraduate program remains firmly at the core of our mission. …

Graduate Physics Students Fall Conference Announced

October 08, 2015 • Categories: News


The GPS Conference Committee is happy to announce the return of the GPS Annual Conference - held during the Fall semester, on Wednesday, December 9 and Friday, December 11.

Sign-ups for talks and posters are now open. Any graduate student is welcome to submit an abstract for a talk, and sign up to give a poster. For a poster, you do not need to submit an abstract. Sign up here

Discovery of neutrino oscillations leads to 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 06, 2015 • Categories: News

This morning's announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations has a deep Notre Dame connection. Back in the mid-1980s, a group of mostly U.S. physicists, including Notre Dame's Prof. John LoSecco, were observing a gigantic tank containing 2.5 millions gallons of water, deep in a salt mine outside Cleveland, Ohio.…