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Wiescher receives AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Prize

January 18, 2018 • Categories: News

Michael Wiescher

Every year, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Laboratory Astrophysics Division awards a prize to an individual who has made significant contributions to laboratory astrophysics over the course of his or her career. The 2018 award went to Michael Wiescher, the Freimann Professor of Physics. He was recognized for his significant contributions to the experimental foundation of nuclear astrophysics, as well as his research that closes the gap between experiment and theory in the field.     

Physicist awarded $1.4M to continue work at CERN

January 10, 2018 • Categories: News

Mitch Wayne 250

University of Notre Dame physicist Mitchell Wayne was awarded $1.4 million for continued work on the Phase I upgrade of the Compact Muon Solenoid Detector at the Large Hadron Collider at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Astrophysicist Beers collaborates on article about formation of heaviest elements in universe

January 04, 2018 • Categories: News

Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics Timothy C. Beers collaborated with Anna Frebel, associate professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on a review article about the formation of the heaviest elements in the universe.