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University of Notre Dame-developed home lead screening kits shown to be highly accurate

February 13, 2020 • Categories: News

An inexpensive lead sample collection kit distributed to homes in St. Joseph County is comparable in accuracy and sensitivity to more costly in-home analysis, according to research published this month in the Journal of Environmental Research.

Physics graduate student Nirupama Sensharma works to create nuclear energy awareness

February 10, 2020 • Categories: News

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Nuclear Energy - The Better Energy is an initiative to promote knowledge and awareness about the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Physics PhD student Nirupama Sensharma’s vision in developing 'Nuclear Energy - The Better Energy' is to bridge the gap between her research as a nuclear scientist and her responsibilities towards society. She says that spreading awareness is the only way to counter the fear and stigma associated with nuclear energy. In the present age of technology, society is constantly evolving and moving towards advancement. To fight the current climate crisis, Sensharma explains that there is a need to reduce carbon emissions and find a way to progress using sustainable resources. She believes that embracing nuclear energy is the step that will take society closer to a safer environment.…

Notre Dame physicists see nuclear wobbling in one isotope of gold

February 06, 2020 • Categories: News

University of Notre Dame researchers and collaborators recently discovered that some nuclei wobble on their intermediate axes. Their research, “Longitudinal Wobbling Motion in 187Au,” was published in January 2020 in the premier physics journal, Physical Review Letters.

Quantum Interest: Notre Dame restores forgotten letters of scholars’ physics debates

February 04, 2020 • Categories: News

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Sometimes what seems like a random bit of trivia turns into much more. As a student of history and philosophy of scienceSebastián Murgueitio Ramírez