Alumni Reunion College of Science Open House

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Location: Jordan Hall of Science

Welcome Alumni! Please note individual days and times for each of the events below.

 


Friday, June 2, 2017


College of Science Open House 

10 am – Noon
Jordan Hall of Science Galleria

 

The Story of the Universe and the Origins of Life

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Jordan Hall of Science, Digital Visualization Theater

Professor Beers tells the story of how the universe made the elements that make up your body, the earth, the sun, the Milky Way galaxy, and everything in them. From the caldrons of the massive first stars emerged the fundamental elements required for life as we know it—carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen—within the first few hundred million years after the Big Bang. Shortly thereafter, heavier elements that provide the “spice” of life were created in supernovae explosions and merging neutron stars. Come hear the exciting tale, details of which are being explored by researchers here at Notre Dame. 

Presenter: Timothy C. Beers, Chair of Astrophysics


Saturday, June 3, 2017


Notre Dame and the Fight Against Cancer

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Jordan Hall of Science, Auditorium, Room 101

Cancer affects families and communities everywhere, but the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) is changing the way we fight cancer. The HCRI is a preeminent cancer research institute that successfully harnesses the strengths of Notre Dame’s basic sciences, social sciences, and engineering to bring together interdisciplinary research teams that confront the complex challenges cancer presents. Join Professor Sharon Stack, Director of the Harper Cancer Institute, as she describes exciting examples of how research cures cancer.

Presenter: Sharon Stack, Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Institute

 

The Story of the Universe and the Origins of Life

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Jordan Hall of Science, Digital Visualization Theater

Professor Beers tells the story of how the universe made the elements that make up your body, the earth, the sun, the Milky Way galaxy, and everything in them. From the caldrons of the massive first stars emerged the fundamental elements required for life as we know it — carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen — within the first few hundred million years after the Big Bang. Shortly thereafter, heavier elements that provide the “spice” of life were created in supernovae explosions and merging neutron stars. Come hear the exciting tale, details of which are being explored by researchers here at Notre Dame. 

Presenter: Timothy C. Beers, Chair of Astrophysics