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Physics graduate student attends 2016 Lindau Nobel Laurete meeting

June 29, 2016 • Categories: News

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Notre Dame physics graduate student Allison Reinsvold Hall has been selected to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, an opportunity for young researchers and Nobel laureates to inform and inspire each other.

The annual meetings are held on the island town of Lindau, on Lake Constance in southeastern Germany. They focus alternately on chemistry, physics, and physiology, and began in 1951 with a meeting of seven laureates and around 400 physicians. Its attendees include 400 young scientists from 80 countries and 29 laureates from years ranging from 1973 to 2015. Laureates are invited to lecture and lead discussions on topics of their choosing, with themes ranging from the retrospective to the speculative.…

Michael Hildreth is the next Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

June 29, 2016 • Categories: News

Mike Hildreth, Associate Dean

Michael Hildreth is appointed the next Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies effective July 1, 2016. He replaces Brian Baker, who steps down as associate dean after three years of leadership.

Notre Dame hosts the 2016 NSF REU Physics Olympics

June 23, 2016 • Categories: News

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The annual Physics Olympics, hosted by the Notre Dame Physics Department and the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program returned to the Jordan Hall of Science this week. The event brings together students from Michigan State University, Purdue University, and Notre Dame, who work collaboratively to solve physics problems.

Astrophysicists release new study of one of the first stars

June 20, 2016 • Categories: News

Timothy Beers

No one has yet observed the first stars that formed in the Milky Way. In all likelihood, they will never be directly observed, because the first stars are massive, ending their lives only a few millions years after their birth.

Surman elected to FRIB Theory Alliance Executive Board

June 10, 2016 • Categories: News

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Professor Rebecca Surman has been elected as a new member of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) Theory Alliance Executive Board.

The FRIB Theory Alliance is a coalition of scientists from universities and national laboratories who seek to foster advancements in theory related to diverse areas of FRIB science; optimize the coupling between theory and experiment; and rejuvenate the field by creating permanent theory positions across the country.…