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Furdyna Awarded Copernicus Medal by Polish Academy of Sciences

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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In a ceremony on July 3, 2009 held in Warsaw, Professor of Physics Jacek Furdyna was awarded the Nicolaus Copernicus Medal by the Polish Academy of Sciences. The medal is the Academy’s highest honor. Among its past recipients are renowned scientists and engineers in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, and other areas of science and technology, including a number of Nobel Prize winners, whose work in the opinion of the Polish Academy of Sciences has had significant impact on science and technology in Poland. …

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Middle School Students Present Science at Sensing Our World Program 2009

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Sensing Our World 2009

Middle school students at Sensing our World Go GreeND, a longstanding summer program at Notre Dame with an environmental emphasis this year, learned about ecologically sound approaches to urban space, the physics of energy, how chemists are developing biodegradable alternatives to various consumer goods, environmental philosophy and ecological adaptation. Teams of students demonstrated their projects in the Jordan Hall Galleria at the end of the camp in July.…

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High School Students Experience Modern Science and Nuclear Physics

Author: Gene Stowe

Last week, a dozen students from South Bend area high schools participated in the fourth annual PIXE-PAN, a weeklong program for students and teachers interested in exploring topics in modern science, nuclear physics, and nuclear astrophysics. Teachers came from as far away as Georgia and Texas. Senior faculty and staff of the Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics (ISNAP) lectured and led hands-on experiments.

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