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JINA-CEE on Google Hangout Thursday, July 30

July 29, 2015 • Categories: News

NSF-funded Physics Frontiers Centers (PFCs) are pushing the frontiers of science across the disciplines of physics. The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Center for Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE) studies unknown aspects of nuclear processes that naturally occur in the universe to explain the origin of the elements and to reveal the properties of dense matter in cosmic environments.…

Paul V. Kenney

July 22, 2015 • Categories: News

Professor Emeritus V. Paul Kenney, Department of Physics, died Saturday, July 18.

Visitation takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road.

A funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday, July 24, at Little Flower Catholic Church, South Bend. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. A reception follows at Andre Place at Holy Cross Village.…

JINA's Art 2 Science Camp featured on the local morning news

July 10, 2015 • Categories: News


This week's Art 2 Science program, hosted by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), was featured on this morning's local news channel WNDU. The camp fuses science and art to give kids hands-on learning experiences with STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, art, and math.…

ND astrophysicsts participate in Hubble Hangout

July 09, 2015 • Categories: News


University of Notre Dame astrophysicists Chris Howk and Nicolas Lehner participated the the July 9 Hubble Hangout. Hubble Hangouts are designed to engage everyone involved in astronomy research and outreach. …

PhD Alumni Bucher leads team in determining the chemical abundance pattern left by the earliest stars in the universe

July 01, 2015 • Categories: News


Determining the chemical abundance pattern left by the earliest stars in the universe is no easy feat. A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist is helping to do just that.

The first stars in the universe formed about 400 million years after the Big Bang (estimated at 13.8 billion years ago). Inside of these stellar furnaces, nuclear processes fused the hydrogen and helium made by the primordial nucleosynthesis into heavier elements.…