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Notre Dame Physicists Invites Campus to CERN Collision Event Tuesday

Notre Dame Physicists Invites Campus to CERN Collision Event Tuesday

  The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, will begin colliding high energy proton beams at 7 Trillion electron volts center-of-mass energy on Tuesday, March 30, 9am-6pm Central European Summer Time (CEST).   This event will usher in a new era of discovery at the Energy Frontier of...

Notre Dame Students Meet Challenge of Putnam Mathematical Competition

Notre Dame Students Meet Challenge of Putnam Mathematical Competition

  For the second year in a row, Notre Dame ranked 20 of 546 institutions participating in the 70th W.L. Putnam Mathematical Competition. Eight Notre Dame students scored in double digits in the challenging competition, administered by the Mathematical Association of America. Four placed in the top 12 percent and...

Garnavich will Play Key Role in Largest Hubble Project

Garnavich will Play Key Role in Largest Hubble Project

Peter Garnavich, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, is co-investigator on the largest Hubble project ever undertaken, one that will watch galaxies form and hunt for distant explosions. Astronomers will peer deep into the universe in five directions to document the early history of star formation, galaxy...

Inventor Steven Brickner to receive honorary doctorate

Inventor Steven Brickner to receive honorary doctorate

Eight distinguished figures in education, engineering, law, philanthropy, science and the Church will join principal speaker Brian Williams as honorary degree recipients at the University of Notre Dame’s 165th University Commencement Ceremony May 16 (Sunday). Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. Only...

Umesh Garg Receives Terrence Akai Award

Umesh Garg Receives Terrence Akai Award

Umesh Garg, professor of physics, has received the 2010 Terrence Akai Award for Exceptional Service to International Students from the Department of International Student Services and Activities. The award recognizes a faculty or staff member who exemplifies the qualities for which Terry Akai was known, including enthusiasm, generosity, tolerance, humor,...

Patrick Shirey Receives Award from Ecological Society of America

Patrick Shirey Receives Award from Ecological Society of America

Patrick Shirey, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences and a GLOBES Fellow, is one of three winners of the 2010 Graduate Student Policy Award from the Ecological Society of America. The award includes a trip to Washington, DC in April where Shirey will participate in two days...

High School Students Learn Particle Physics Through US Masterclass

High School Students Learn Particle Physics Through US Masterclass

More than 140 South Bend high school students participated in a particle physics Masterclass on February 26 hosted by the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center, the US sponsor of the international initiative. South Bend students shared data and dialogue with students gathered at the University of Vienna and the University of...

Notre Dame Awards License for Smith’s Cell Targeting Technology

Notre Dame Awards License for Smith’s Cell Targeting Technology

The University of Notre Dame has awarded an exclusive license to Molecular Targeting Technologies Inc. (MTTI) for novel sensing technology developed by Bradley Smith, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The technology can selectively target dead and dying mammalian cells as well as bacteria. When the targeting component...