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Notre Dame receives $6.1 million NSF award to advance QuarkNet program

Notre Dame receives $6.1 million NSF award to advance QuarkNet program

The University of Notre Dame has received a five-year, $6.1 million award from the National Science Foundation to support the continuation of the nationwide QuarkNet program, which uses particle physics experiments to inspire students, and provide valuable research, training, and mentorship opportunities for high school teachers.

Art and nuclear astrophysics featured on Inside Science TV

Art and nuclear astrophysics featured on Inside Science TV

Using accelerators to probe the orgins of artwork is featured by Inside Science TV. The program interviews Prof. Philippe Collon, as he describes techniques used in the Nuclear Structure Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame.

Event to focus on multidisciplinary research

Event to focus on multidisciplinary research

The University of Notre Dame’s Office of the Vice President for Research and the Multidisciplinary Research Committee are hosting a public discussion, “Promoting Multidisciplinary Research: Building Successful Teams and Programs,” from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sept. 27 (Thursday) in the Eck Visitor’s Center auditorium. The event, the second in...

Research could provide new insights into tuberculosis and other diseases

Research could provide new insights into tuberculosis and other diseases

Researchers Patricia A. Champion and Matthew Champion from the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health have developed a method to directly detect bacterial protein secretion, which could provide new insights into a variety of diseases including tuberculosis. The Champions demonstrated that their new method is applicable to...

Notre Dame hosts sixth annual energy week

Notre Dame hosts sixth annual energy week

The University of Notre Dame will host its sixth annual Notre Dame Energy Week Sept. 23-27 (Sunday-Saturday) at various campus locations. Co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame Student Advisory Board (cSEND SAB) and GreeND, Energy Week aims to educate the Notre Dame community about energy research...

Notre Dame astrophysicists publish new approach to cosmic lithium in the early universe

Notre Dame astrophysicists publish new approach to cosmic lithium in the early universe

J. Christopher Howk, Nicolas Lehner and Grant Mathews of the Center for Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame published a paper this week in the journal Nature titled “Observation of interstellar lithium in the low-metallicity Small Magellanic Cloud.” The astrophysicists have explored a discrepancy between the amount of lithium...