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What and When Was the Christmas Star? Program December 7 and 9

November 30, 2018 • Categories: News

Physicist Grant Mathews will share the astrophysical details about the well-documented Christmas Star. Was it a comet, a nova, a supernova, or a planet alignment? And who were the wise men from the East?

This event is free and open to the public, though it is ticketed. For tickets, please visit: nd-dvt.eventbrite.com

Notre Dame astrophysicist to appear on Science Channel program Nov. 19

November 15, 2018 • Categories: News

Justin Crepp

Justin R. Crepp, associate professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, will appear in Monday’s (Nov. 19) episode of “Space’s Deepest Secrets.” The hour-long program airs weekly at 10 p.m. Eastern on the Science Channel.

Aprahamian to serve as a member of the U.S. Liaison Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

November 13, 2018 • Categories: News

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and their Policy and Global Affairs group, has invited Freimann Professor Ani Aprahamian to serve as a member of the U.S. Liaison Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). Her term is September 18, 2018 - December 31, 2020. IUPAP representation in the USA is carried out by the Science Academies. The aims of IUPAP with 57 member countries are:…

Notre Dame’s second annual Gold Mass set for Nov. 15

November 13, 2018 • Categories: News

The second annual Gold Mass for scientists and engineers will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 15 (Thursday) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame and Chilean Catholic university solidify partnership to increase scientific collaboration

November 06, 2018 • Categories: News

Dome In Fall

The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame has cemented a partnership with the five schools of science within the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), as part of the Chilean government’s new initiative, “Science and Innovation for 2030.”

Aprahamian joins Discovery Science Technical Review Committee at NIF

November 05, 2018 • Categories: News

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Freimann Professor Ani Aprahamian has been asked to join the Discovery Science Technical Review Committee of the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the largest and most energetic laser facility ever built. NIF is the size of a sports stadium—three football fields could fit inside. NIF is also the most precise and reproducible laser as well as the world’s largest optical instrument. The giant laser has nearly 40,000 optics that precisely guide, reflect, amplify, and focus 192 laser beams onto a fusion target about the size of a pencil eraser. NIF became operational in March 2009. Nuclear Physics is thought to play a significant role in the ignition of fusion reactions. The Discovery Science Technical Review Committee will study and select the most important proposals for experiments on the NIF.…