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Physics Faculty Receive DOE Award to Study Nuclear Properties

Physics Faculty Receive DOE Award to Study Nuclear Properties

Professors of physics Grant Mathews, Stefan Frauendorf, and Mark Caprio have received a 3-year Department of Energy award, totaling $570,000 for their research on "Nuclear Properties at Extreme Density, Temperature, Spin, and Isospin". This proposal involves theoretical investigations which will reveal the properties of nuclear matter and individual nuclei in...

Physics Graduate Students Win India- U.S. Travel Awards

Physics Graduate Students Win India- U.S. Travel Awards

Two of the six travel award winners in this year’s India-U.S. Physics Students Visitation Program were graduate students in Physics at Notre Dame. Akaa Daniel Ayangeakaa and James Matta, both advised by Umesh Garg, participated in the program co-sponsored by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and the American...

Physicists Receive $600K NSF Award for Advancing Research in Semiconductors

Physicists Receive $600K NSF Award for Advancing Research in Semiconductors

Physicists, Margaret Dobrowolska, Jacek Furdyna and Xinyu Liu, have just been awarded a 4-year grant of $600,000 by the National Science Foundation for work titled, “Electron Spin Effects in Semiconductor Nanostructures” which will ultimately aid in increasing the functionality of electronic microchip devices.…

Notre Dame Recognizes its heroes of Haiti

Notre Dame Recognizes its heroes of Haiti

During the Notre Dame-Pittsburgh football game on Saturday, October 9, the University recognized a special group of alumni and staff who represented the large Notre Dame contingent who helped with the recovery efforts after the January earthquake in Haiti. Léogâne, the city hit hardest by the quake, is home to...

Furdyna Invited to Join Ukrainian Journal of Physics International Advisory Board

Furdyna Invited to Join Ukrainian Journal of Physics International Advisory Board

Jacek Furdyna, who holds the Marquez Chair of Information Theory and Computer Technology in the Department of Physics, has been invited to join the International Advisory Board of the Ukrainian Journal of Physics. Furdyna, a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the United Kingdom’s Institute of Physics, has co-authored over 700...

Eskildsen Receives DOE Award

Eskildsen Receives DOE Award

Morten Ring Eskildsen, associate professor of physics, has been awarded a new, 3-year DOE award of $519,013 for his project, "Metastable Vortex Lattices – Properties and Applications." The collective nature of the correlated electron many-body system in the presence of magnetic fields and/or localized magnetic moments displays an astonishing variety...

Kolda Uses Large Hadron Collider Results in HEP Research

Kolda Uses Large Hadron Collider Results in HEP Research

Christopher Kolda, associate professor of physics, has just received a new, 3-year NSF award in support of his research in theoretical high energy physics (HEP). Kolda has been funded to study the physics of electroweak symmetry breaking using forthcoming results from the Large Hadron Collider, specifically the twin theoretical ideas...