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Royal beauty bright

December 19, 2018 • Categories: News

Christmas Star

Sometimes an old story can be refreshed with a new perspective, even one from far out in the galaxy.

That’s what Grant Mathews, director of the Center for Astrophysics

Professors Tank, Peaslee granted Media Legends Awards

December 14, 2018 • Categories: News

Jennifer Tank

Professor Jennifer Tank, in the Department of Biological Sciences, and Professor Graham Peaslee, in the Department of Physics, were both honored with a Media Legend Award from the Office of Media Relations for their excellence in communicating with the press and others.

Toroczkai develops mathematical solver for analog computers

December 12, 2018 • Categories: News

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Toroczkai and collaborators have been working toward developing a novel mathematical approach that will help advance computation beyond the digital framework we all have on our desks.

Notre Dame Research now accepting applications for the 2019 Internal Grants Program

December 11, 2018 • Categories: News

Faculty are now invited to apply for awards within the Notre Dame Research Internal Grants Program. The deadline to apply to the available grants is Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

“Bang” of first moment of dying star captured by Kepler Supernova Experiment

December 06, 2018 • Categories: News

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The data collected by the Kepler space telescope from this nearest and brightest supernova, combined with data from ground-based satellites, resulted from an experiment first proposed by Notre Dame physicist Peter Garnavich.

Second annual COSE-JAM to be held December 7

December 05, 2018 • Categories: News

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COSE-JAM highlights the achievements of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. The event helps them foster interdisciplinary research and interactions, develop presentation and mentoring skills, and obtain advice on career development.

Notre Dame Stories: Star of wonder

December 04, 2018 • Categories: News

In this episode: Star of wonder.

The Gospel account of St. Matthew includes a peculiar episode: Magi or wise men who followed a star to the place of Jesus’ birth. A Notre Dame astrophysicist details the astronomical phenomenon he believes led them to Bethlehem.

Originally published by Andy Fuller at