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Himonas Receives Outstanding Mathematics Alumnus Award from Purdue University

Himonas Receives Outstanding Mathematics Alumnus Award from Purdue University

Each fall, the Purdue University Department of Mathematics and College of Science recognize outstanding Purdue alumni. Alex Himonas, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, is the 2009 Outstanding Mathematics Alumnus. Himonas received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1985 under the direction of Salah Baouendi. Himonas is interested...

Howk Appointed to Large Binocular Telescope Committee

Howk Appointed to Large Binocular Telescope Committee

Assistant Professor of Physics Jay Christopher Howk has been appointed to the Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STC) for the Large Binocular Telescope Project (LBT). The LBT is a $200 million telescope in southern Arizona, and the largest telescope on a single mount in the world. The LBT project is...

Taylor Receives International Research Collaboration Grant from NSF and DFG

Taylor Receives International Research Collaboration Grant from NSF and DFG

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and its German counterpart, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), have awarded a multidisciplinary collaborative research grant to the University of Notre Dame and German research partners. With this award, the Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry Program of the NSF is supporting the research of Richard Taylor, professor...

Hahn Appointed to University of Vienna Advisory Board

Hahn Appointed to University of Vienna Advisory Board

Alexander Hahn, a professor of mathematics who recently ended a seven-year term as director of the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Center for Teaching and Learning of the University of Vienna. Hahn says that European universities are currently engaged in...

Wiescher Discusses Advances in Measuring Nuclear Reactions

Wiescher Discusses Advances in Measuring Nuclear Reactions

A paper by Michael Wiescher published in the American Physical Society’s Physics journal recently traces development in research on nuclear reactions that happen in stars. The article titled “Cosmic alchemy in the laboratory” covers both theoretical and experimental advances in the field, as well as a discussion of the role...