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Earlier application deadline announced for PhD program

October 25, 2019 • Categories: News

Ptasinska In Lab

Notre Dame Physics has announced that the application deadline for its PhD program is now December 15. This is one month earlier than previous years, which allows the committee to make admissions offers much sooner. Professor Morten Eskildsen serves as the Chair of the Graduate Admissions Committee. Find more information on ND’s physics PhD program, and how to apply, at

Collaborative study of Milky Way shows unexplained surplus of incoming gas

October 11, 2019 • Categories: News

Lehner 2018 Web Square

Nicolas Lehner, astrophysics research professor in the Department of Physics at Notre Dame, is a co-author of a paper published today in The Astrophysical Journal. Lehner and his collaborators, studying existing data from the Hubble telescope

Fighting to Protect the Brave: Prof. Graham Peaslee

October 11, 2019 • Categories: News

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Peaslee Headshot For Web Page

Professor Graham Peaslee of the University of Notre Dame Department of Physics is featured on the newest "What Would You Fight For?" video. The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.…

Holmbeck wins award at the Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics Conference (NPA-IX)

October 07, 2019 • Categories: News

Npa Ix Holmbeck

Erika Holmbeck, fifth-year graduate student in the Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics and Galactic Archaeology groups of Professors Rebecca Surman and Timothy Beers, won the “Best Poster Award” for her work on Characterizing r-Process Sites Through Actinide Production