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New paper offers insights into

New paper offers insights into "blinking"

A new paper by a team of researchers led by University of Notre Dame physicist Bolizsár Jankó provides an overview of research into one of the few remaining unsolved problems of quantum mechanics. More than a century ago, at the dawn of modern quantum mechanics, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Neils...

Mobashery receives Astellas Award

Mobashery receives Astellas Award

Shahriar Mobashery, Navari Family Professor in Life Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Astellas USA Foundation Award by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his work on antibiotic resistance and his important contributions to the understanding of the bacterial cell wall....

Notre Dame hosts antibiotics conference

Notre Dame hosts antibiotics conference

Twenty-one leading researchers from universities and pharmaceuticals around the world will present at a conference titled, "Novel Antibiotics, Old and New Targets" on Saturday and Sunday (June 28 and 29) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. The conference assembles leaders from Pfizer, Merck, AstraZeneca,...

Students Receive Summer Research Fellowships

Students Receive Summer Research Fellowships

The College of Science has awarded thirteen Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) to students who are conducting research on campus this summer. This selective fellowship award consists of a stipend of $4000 or more, and up to $500 for supplies. Each fellowship recipient is working full-time for 9– 10 weeks...

Algebraic geometry conference honors Sommese

Algebraic geometry conference honors Sommese

Some 60 scholars from around the world attended a conference May 22-24 titled “Interactions of Classical and Numerical Algebraic Geometry” in honor of the 60th birthday of Andrew Sommese. Sommese, director of the Center for Applied Mathematics and Duncan Professor of Mathematics, was a central figure in classical algebraic geometry before he turned...

Astronomers find tiny planet orbiting tiny star

Astronomers find tiny planet orbiting tiny star

An international team of astronomers led by David Bennett of the University of Notre Dame has discovered an extra-solar planet of about three Earth masses orbiting a star with a mass so low that its core may not be large enough to maintain nuclear reactions. The result was presented Monday...