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University of Notre Dame among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant

University of Notre Dame among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant

Notre Dame Professor Jason Rohr’s proposal—Disease, Food, Energy, and Water Solutions (DFEWS): Defusing a Global Crisis—offers a sustainable, local solution to reduce schistosomiasis while at the same time addressing food, energy, and water shortages afflicting marginalized populations throughout the developing world.

Random connection turned into research for Notre Dame chemistry senior

Random connection turned into research for Notre Dame chemistry senior

Clare Cahir came to Notre Dame four years ago with the intention of pursuing undergraduate research. After settling into campus for her first semester, she spent the second reaching out to several professors, searching for the right research fit.  She initially contacted biochemistry Professor Matthew Champion, associate professor in the...

Chemistry major fosters solar power from Nepal to Notre Dame

Chemistry major fosters solar power from Nepal to Notre Dame

Last summer, chemistry major Jake Drysdale studied perovskite solar cells in the Notre Dame lab of Prashant V. Kamat, worked with the Nepal-based company Gham Power to bring solar-powered water pumps to small farmers, and founded his own company, Yeti Photovoltaic, to make this technology more accessible to all.  ...

Physics graduate student Nirupama Sensharma works to create nuclear energy awareness

Physics graduate student Nirupama Sensharma works to create nuclear energy awareness

Nuclear Energy – The Better Energy is an initiative to promote knowledge and awareness about the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Doctoral physics student Nirupama Sensharma’s vision in developing the initiative is to bridge the gap between her research as a nuclear scientist and her responsibilities towards society.

Lilly Endowment grant will benefit Notre Dame students

Lilly Endowment grant will benefit Notre Dame students

As part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s three-phase Charting the Future for Indiana’s Colleges and Universities initiative, the University has received a planning grant to research and identify mission-aligned areas of potential high impact.

Researcher discovers key to how a cell wall promotes bacterial replication

Researcher discovers key to how a cell wall promotes bacterial replication

There are more bacteria in our mouths than the population of people on the planet, and no matter how clean our houses are, they’re brimming with various types of these micro-organisms. Still, despite bacteria’s ubiquitous influence, there’s so much that scientists do not know about them, according to University of...

Notre Dame physicists see nuclear wobbling in one isotope of gold

Notre Dame physicists see nuclear wobbling in one isotope of gold

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.