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Wiescher receives the 2017 Heraeus Visiting Professor Award

December 19, 2016 • Categories: News

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Michael Wiescher, the Freimann Professor of Physics and the Director of the Nuclear Science Laboratory, is the recipient of the 2017 Heraeus Visiting Professor Award of the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany. He was cited for his "contribution in the field of Nuclear Astrophysics, especially the synthesis of the elements in the universe". The Goethe University awards the title of Wilhelm Heraeus Visiting Professor to a scientist of high international standing. The award is sponsored by funds from the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation, established in 1963, which promotes research and training in the natural sciences.

Reuters names Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat 2016 highly cited researchers

December 19, 2016 • Categories: News

Timothy Beers, left, and Prashant Kamat

Thomson Reuters has named Timothy Beers, the University of Notre Dame Chair of Astrophysics, and Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science, to its 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list. After Reuters analyzed Essential Science Indicators that included 128,887 highly cited papers ranked in the top 1 percent by total citations, the work of Beers and Kamat stood out as being among the most valuable and significant in their fields.

Manukyan co-authors 72-page review of advances in complex combustion processes

December 19, 2016 • Categories: News

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Khachatur V. Manukyan, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and the Nuclear Science Laboratory, co-authored a major review of recent advances in the study of complex combustion processes that enable the fabrication of a wide range of nanoscale materials.

QuarkNet impacts physics education in Africa

December 12, 2016 • Categories: News

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The Fourth Biennial of the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) was held in Kigali, Rwanda, from August 1 to 19, 2016. As part of the program, the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, in which QuarkNet participates, invited their partners to present workshops for high school physics teachers. QuarkNet was one of the main groups that took up the call and organized the effort.

Lincoln named Fellow of the AAAS

December 07, 2016 • Categories: News

Donald Lincoln

Dr. Donald Lincoln has been named a 2016 Fellow of the AAAS. Election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. The AAAS Council elected 391 members as Fellows in 2016. His citation reads, “For distinguished contributions to the field of experimental high energy physics, especially to the study of quantum chromodynamics, and to particle physics outreach.”…

Garnavich recognized as a media legend

December 06, 2016 • Categories: News

Garnavich Media Legend

Astrophysicist Peter Garnavich was recognized as a Media Legend by the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Media Relations at a ceremony on Monday, December 5. In this yearly event the media relations group recognizes one faculty member from each of Notre Dame’s colleges for their outstanding contributions; Prof. Garnavich is the 2016 College of Science recipient.…

Second-generation stars identified, giving clues about their predecessors

December 06, 2016 • Categories: News

Timothy Beers And Research Group

Information can be used to tell the story of how the first elements were formed, and determine the distribution of the masses of those first stars.

Notre Dame Research now accepting applications for multiple internal funding programs

December 06, 2016 • Categories: News

Notre Dame Research

Notre Dame Research recently opened its internal grants competition and is now inviting faculty to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 27, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. EST.

Graduate Physics Students hold 5th annual fall conference

December 01, 2016 • Categories: News


Gps Conf Winners

The Fifth Annual Conference of the Graduate Physics Society was held on Wednesday, November 30. The event includes a poster session and and oral presentations.

Oral presentations were given by these physics graduate students: Tyler Anderson, Stephen Kuhn, Chris Seymour, Luis Morales, Fatemeh Elahi, and Craig Reingold.…

Bethlehem Star may not be a star after all

December 01, 2016 • Categories: News

Grant Mathews

Studying historical, astronomical and biblical records, Grant Mathews believes the event that led the Magi was an extremely rare planetary alignment occurring in 6 B.C., and the likes of which may never be seen again.