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Newly developed risk chart identifies the hidden costs of health care during power failures

November 23, 2020 • Categories: News

A team headed by a University of Notre Dame researcher delved into the hidden costs of electrical failures in hospital settings and has created a new model, which can be used by countries around the world, for determining the probability of deaths based on the likelihood of electrical failure.

Undergraduate physics majors build and use a trebuchet

November 16, 2020 • Categories: News

Trebuchet Still For Web

After a long semester with limited opportunities to have fun as a group, the University of Notre Dame physics majors decided to use the surplus of pumpkins from Halloween as projectiles for a trebuchet they designed and built. A trebuchet is a type of catapult that uses a long arm to throw projectiles.

Phillips named Fellow of National Association of Black Physicists

November 12, 2020 • Categories: News

Arielle Phillips

L. Arielle Phillips, research assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP).

She was primarily recognized for her work teaching an algebra-based physics program at Westville Correctional Facility through the Moreau College Initiative Physics Program, where students can obtain a degree from Holy Cross College. She was the only member elevated to fellow in 2020. …

Fighting to reach the next frontier in space

November 06, 2020 • Categories: News


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Notre Dame physics professor Jay LaVerne is working with a multi-university team to design the next generation of materials allowing astronauts to safely explore deeper in space. The project  is led by Thomas Orlando

Garnavich receives NASA award for work on anonymous proposal team

November 02, 2020 • Categories: News

Peter Garnavich, professor and chair of the Department of Physics, was awarded a NASA Silver Achievement Award as part of a team that developed an anonymous proposal system that led to an increased number of women and younger researchers who successfully landed research time on the Hubble Space Telescope.