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Notre Dame goal: No coal

September 29, 2015 • Categories: News

Notre Dame Power Plant

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, announced Monday (Sept. 21) that the University will cease burning coal entirely within five years, and cut its carbon footprint by more than half by 2030.

“In recognition of both Pope Francis’ encyclical and his visit this week to the United States, Notre Dame is recommitting to make the world a greener place, beginning in our own backyard,” Father Jenkins said. “Of greater importance, however, are the contributions our faculty and students are making across disciplines to find sustainability answers, especially for poor countries in most need of development and the most vulnerable to climate change.”

Father Jenkins also said Notre Dame was planning the investment of $113 million in renewable energy sources and projects, including a hydroelectric project, solar power and geothermal fields both on and off campus, which collectively will reduce CO2 emissions by 47,500 tons.

Stargazers will be seeing red on Sept. 27

September 23, 2015 • Categories: News

Blood Moon

Anyone who happens to glance up at the sky a few hours before midnight on Sept. 27 may be startled to see a huge red moon.

Thomson Reuters names four Notre Dame faculty among the most highly cited scholars

September 22, 2015 • Categories: News

Thomson Reuters

University of Notre Dame faculty members — Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat from the College of Science and Bertrand Hochwald and J. Nicholas Laneman from the College of Engineering and  — have been named to the Thomson Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2015. Hochwald, Beers, and Kamat were named in the 2014 list. All four faculty members have also appeared on previous years’ lists.

Graduate students Capdevilla and Deatsch among first cohort in Reilly Center's NSF-funded SSR

September 15, 2015 • Categories: News

Two physics graduate students will be part of the first cohort of Notre Dame's Reilly Center NSF-funded Social Responsibilities for Researchers (SSR) program. Rodolfo Capdevilla and Alison Deatsch will each have research projects supported by a mentor. All STEM branches were represented this year--natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering. The SSR program will run again in 2016 and 2017, with the goal of transitioning to a permanent, internally-supported training program.…

PhD Alumni Hong receives prestigious IEEE award

September 14, 2015 • Categories: News


The Council on Superconductivity announced the selection of Dr. Seung Ok Hong of Oxford Superconducting Technology to receive the IEEE Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductivity Materials Technology. This Award recognizes a living individual for a career of meritorious achievements and outstanding technical contributions in the field of applied superconductor materials technology. It will be presented to Dr. Hong during the International Conference on Magnet Technology 24 to be held in Seoul, Korea, on the 18th through the 23rd of October 2015. …

SPIE highlights iLocater in recent publication

September 10, 2015 • Categories: News

Justin Crepp

The iLocater instrument being developed by Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at Notre Dame, has been featured by the SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, in a paper describing the detection of planets around other stars. The article by Crepp, entitled “Renaissance of the Doppler technique for exoplanet studies,” was published online on Sept. 10 by SPIE and describes how new hardware will enable breakthroughs in instrumentation performance that could lead to the discovery of nearby worlds that might resemble the Earth.

Faculty research support grants from Notre Dame Research now open for applications

September 09, 2015 • Categories: News

Notre Dame Research

Notre Dame Research has opened its annual competition for faculty research grants. Currently there are two types of grants open for applications. Applications are due Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Join Notre Dame Research at the Core Facility Fair

September 03, 2015 • Categories: News


On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Notre Dame Research will host its annual Core Facility Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria.

Up close and personal with physics - ABC 57

September 01, 2015 • Categories: News

Prof. Kolda speaks about the new Our Universe Revealed lecture series, which starts tonight at 7pm in Jordan Hall of Science.…