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Notre Dame to host 20th Expanding Your Horizons conference

January 30, 2017 • Categories: News

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In April, the University of Notre Dame will host the annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) career conference. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, EYH is geared toward middle-school girls and includes hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). During the conference, participants have the chance to meet STEM professionals and learn more about careers in the STEM field. The program’s ultimate goal is to inspire young girls to pursue careers in STEM and STEM-related careers.

Manukyan awarded grant from ND's faculty research support program

January 25, 2017 • Categories: News

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Khachatur Manukyan, research assistant professor in physics, has received one of 23 grants from the Notre Dame Research Faculty Research Support Program

Peaslee serves as ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (NUCL) Councilor

January 24, 2017 • Categories: News

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Prof. Graham Peaslee has been a Councilor for the American Chemical Society -- Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (NUCL) since 2013, an ACS member since 1987, and NUCL member since 1990. This division provides education, networking, and outreach opportunities to advance nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry and related nuclear science technologies. In a new video featured on the ACS web site, Peaslee talks about how the division’s programming at ACS National Meetings provides invaluable exposure to peers in the field.

PhD Alumni Berry receives CMS Achievement Award

January 23, 2017 • Categories: News

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Dr. Doug Berry, a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Illinois Chicago Department of Physics, has won an Achievement Award for his contribution to the CMS Experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Berry is a 2013 PhD from the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame. He was advised by Prof. Colin Jessop

Notre Dame astrophysicists discover dimming of binary star

January 16, 2017 • Categories: News

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A team of University of Notre Dame astrophysicists led by Peter Garnavich, professor of physics, has observed the unexplained fading of an interacting binary star, one of the first discoveries using the University’s Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope.

Apply now for the 2017 ND Physics REU program

January 11, 2017 • Categories: News

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The University of Notre Dame's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which celebrated 30 years in 2016, provides opportunities for undergraduate physics majors to experience hands-on participation in research in many areas of physics. Students are granted stipends, university housing, and assistance with travel and food expenses. Basically, this means that if you are a rising junior or senior, you can come to Notre Dame and work with a professor for ten weeks. You will either help this professor with his or her work, or work on an experiment of your own. The REU program gives you valuable research experience, to help you decide if physics research is right for you. Students who are in those groups traditionally underrepresented in sciences (women, members of underrepresented minorities, and those with disabilities) are particularly urged to apply.…

NDnano opens application process for summer 2017 undergraduate research opportunities

January 10, 2017 • Categories: News

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NDnano is now accepting applications for the Center's summer 2017 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NURF) program.

Notre Dame astrophysicist confirms source of galaxy collision

January 05, 2017 • Categories: News

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Vinicius Placco, a research assistant professor of astrophysics at Notre Dame, collaborated with colleagues at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to confirm that a massive amount of energy seen 2 billion light years from Earth stems from the collision of two galaxy clusters at the site of a giant black hole.