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Nuclear accelerator open house and tours to be held Saturday

Nuclear accelerator open house and tours to be held Saturday

The Department of Physics will host an open house for the Nuclear Science Laboratory on Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m in 124 Nieuwland Science Hall.  The open house is free and open to the public.  Tours will leave every 15 minutes from room 124. Faculty and...

Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Justin Crepp, Freimann Assistant Professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, provided the high-contrast imaging observations that confirmed the first extrasolar planet discovered in a quadruple star system. He is a co-author on a paper about the discovery, “Planet Hunters: A Transiting Circumbinary Planet in a Quadruple Star...

Research abs culture efficiency

Research abs culture efficiency

Notre Dame’s laboratory efficiency program, greeNDiscovery, recently passed a major milestone, having audited over half of all campus research laboratories.

Dovichi and Serianni named Fellows of the Royal Chemistry Society

Dovichi and Serianni named Fellows of the Royal Chemistry Society

Norman Dovichi, Grace-Rupley Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Anthony Serianni, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, have been named as Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).  Fellowships are awarded to members who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement or application of chemical science, the chemical science...

New paper examines shifting gears in the circadian clock of the heart

New paper examines shifting gears in the circadian clock of the heart

A new study conducted by a team of scientists led by Giles Duffield, assistant professor of biological sciences and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame, focuses on the circadian clock of the heart, using cultured heart tissue. The results of the...

The Fall Undergraduate Research Fair will be held on Thursday, October 25

The Fall Undergraduate Research Fair will be held on Thursday, October 25

The annual Fall Undergraduate Research Fair will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science. All science students are invited and encouraged to attend to learn more about the undergraduate research experience at Notre Dame. Students who are already involved...

Parseghians receive 2012 Founder’s Award

Parseghians receive 2012 Founder’s Award

The Dooley Society awarded its 2012 Founder’s Award to Katie and Ara Parseghian, recognizing the contributions of the legendary former football coach and his wife to awareness and research funding for Niemann-Pick Type C disease. The family started the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation after three of the Parseghians’ grandchildren...

Celebrate Science Indiana educates hundreds of K-12 students

Celebrate Science Indiana educates hundreds of K-12 students

On Saturday, October 6, the Notre Dame College of Science and Department of Physics were well-represented at the second annual Celebrate Science Indiana (CSI). CSI was a public event held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds intended to demonstrate the importance of studying science and the joy of discovery, the economic...

Serianni’s Omicron synthesizes molecules other companies use for research

Serianni’s Omicron synthesizes molecules other companies use for research

Anthony Serianni was a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University when he and his adviser, Robert Barker, started Omicron Biochemicals in 1982, the same year Serianni joined the chemistry and biochemistry faculty at the University of Notre Dame. "We had developed some new chemistry that made the synthesis of certain kinds...

Graduate student Huijing Du is first author on paper published in Biophysical Journal

Graduate student Huijing Du is first author on paper published in Biophysical Journal

Huijing Du, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, was first author on a paper published in the Biophysical Journal in August. The article, “High density waves of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa in propagating swarms result in efficient colonization of surfaces,” reports how a...

College of Science welcomes new faculty

College of Science welcomes new faculty

The College of Science is proud to welcome eight new teaching and research faculty members to the University of Notre Dame. They are all talented researchers and teachers, and are enthusiastic about being part of the Notre Dame community. To get to know them better, watch each new faculty member...

Observation night attracts 450 students

Observation night attracts 450 students

The 2012 Annual Star Party was held on Monday, September 24.  Over 450 students, faculty, staff and South Bend community members attended the event. The first participants to arrive were treated to exceptional views of the first quarter Moon.  As the darkness grew deeper, attendees observed a few nebulae and...

Notre Dame entomologists help discover new species of malaria-transmitting mosquito

Notre Dame entomologists help discover new species of malaria-transmitting mosquito

University of Notre Dame entomologists are part of a team of researchers that recently discovered a potentially dangerous new malaria-transmitting mosquito. The as-yet-unnamed, and previously unreported, mosquito breeds in the western areas of Kenya and has an unknown DNA match to any of the existing malaria-transmitting species. The Anopheles species...