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2018 Undergraduate Student Physics Awards

April 30, 2018 • Categories: News

Outstanding Senior Physics Major Award

  • Elizabeth Wildenhain

The Outstanding Senior Physics Major award is given in recognition of academic performance, contributions to the major, and potential for future success.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

  • Kaitlin Salyer

The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award recognizes a student’s contributions to research within the Physics Department and his/her potential for future success.…

Physics majors inducted to Sigma Pi Sigma honor society

April 27, 2018 • Categories: News

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The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame inducted 13 undergraduate physics majors and one faculty member into Sigma Pi Sigma on Friday, April 27. Professor Manoel Couder, faculty advisor of the Society of Physics Students, and Professor Peter Garnavich, Department Chair, presented the inductees with their honor cords and pins.…

Notre Dame Day April 22

April 20, 2018 • Categories: News

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The fifth annual Notre Dame Day begins on Sunday, April 22 at 6:42pm. It is a 29-hour live streaming broadcast, social media engagement and on-campus events inspiring the entire Notre Dame family to give back to the area(s) of the University they love most, all while celebrating the best campus in the world! The broadcast will showcase compelling stories of the good works being done by Notre Dame Alumni, Students, Family, and Friends.…

Notre Dame Physics joins the American Physical Society Bridge Program

April 05, 2018 • Categories: News

The Notre Dame Department of Physics is proud to announce that it has joined the American Physical Society Bridge Program. The Bridge Program is an effort to increase the number of physics PhDs awarded to underrepresented minority (URM) students.


Our department is dedicated to diversity, and is recognized by the

Senior physics major Michael Foley receives NSF GRFP fellowship

April 04, 2018 • Categories: News

Michael Foley

Michael Foley has been selected to receive a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. The fellowship provides a five-year stipend for Foley to attend graduate school. He will pursue a PhD in astrophysics at Harvard University. At Notre Dame, he is a senior physics (astrophysics concentration) and math major and a Glynn Family Honors Program minor. He has been mentored by Profs. Peter Garnavich