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Mathematics alumnus receives NSF International Research Fellowship

Mathematics alumnus receives NSF International Research Fellowship

Christopher Porter, who recently completed his Ph.D. in the joint program in mathematics and philosophy, has received an International Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to conduct mathematics research for two years with Laurent Bienvenu at Université Paris Diderot. Porter's project, “Randomness Preservation and Randomness Extraction,” is in the...

Woodard receives NSF graduate research fellowship

Woodard receives NSF graduate research fellowship

Anna Woodard, a third-year graduate student in the Department of Physics, has received a three-year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Woodard, who is doing research in high energy physics, collaborates with other Notre Dame students and faculty on the Compact Muon Spectrometer (CMS) team at CERN’s Large...

Gooyit receives Baxter Young Investigator Award

Gooyit receives Baxter Young Investigator Award

Major Gooyit, a graduate student in the laboratories of Shahriar Mobashery and Mayland Chang, has won a Baxter Young Investigator Award from Baxter International Inc., a global healthcare company involved in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. The award focuses on researchers whose work can be applied to critical care therapies....

New accelerator helps Notre Dame scientists understand workings of the universe

New accelerator helps Notre Dame scientists understand workings of the universe

University of Notre Dame physics professor Michael Wiescher is interested in the origin of the elements in the chemical evolution of the universe, and a new particle accelerator in Nieuwland Hall of Science is helping advance that research. “We try to simulate the reactions that take place in stars,” Wiescher...

Serianni named American Chemical Society Fellow

Serianni named American Chemical Society Fellow

Anthony S. Serianni, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a 2012 Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  He is one of 96 researchers selected nationwide and announced in the July 23 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly magazine of...

Underground accelerator laboratory funding obtained

Underground accelerator laboratory funding obtained

The nuclear physics research group at Notre Dame has been successful in obtaining funding for the continuation of the development project for an underground accelerator laboratory in the United States.

Research into oaks helps us understand climate change

Research into oaks helps us understand climate change

Jeanne Romero-Severson, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and her collaborators, are tracking the evolution of the live oaks of eastern North America, seeking to understand how the trees adapted to climate change during glacial periods.  

The 'excellently extraordinary' Emil Hofman turns 91

The 'excellently extraordinary' Emil Hofman turns 91

Emil T. Hofman, chemistry professor emeritus at Notre Dame, is a regular traveler to Haiti supporting the Notre Dame Haiti Program and its mission. He recently celebrated his 91st birthday at the Residence Filariose surrounded by family, friends, former students and Haiti Program staff.

ACMS host for Midwest Conference on Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

ACMS host for Midwest Conference on Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) at the University of Notre Dame hosted the “Midwest Numerical Analysis Days 2012 on May 12 – 13, 2012. This two-day conference was organized to provide an opportunity for faculty, postdocs and graduate students in numerical analysis, scientific computing and...

Notre Dame REU program hosts annual intercollegiate Physics Olympics

Notre Dame REU program hosts annual intercollegiate Physics Olympics

On July 9,  the Department of Physics and Notre Dame’s Physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program hosted the annual Physics Olympics in the Jordan Hall of Science. REU students from Michigan State, Purdue and Notre Dame participated in the events. This year’s Physics Olympics included three group events designed...

Kerry Bauer receives Indiana CTSI Predoctorial Trainee Award

Kerry Bauer receives Indiana CTSI Predoctorial Trainee Award

Biochemistry graduate student Kerry Bauer recently received an Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Predoctorial Trainee Award.  The award includes an annual stipend, partial tuition for coursework relevant to her research, and travel support to attend a national meeting for similar trainees from 40 other medical schools and research...

Harper Cancer Research Institute hosts inaugural IIEECC workshop

Harper Cancer Research Institute hosts inaugural IIEECC workshop

Researchers and clinicians focused on ovarian cancer participated in the inaugural Indiana-Illinois End Epithelial Cancer Coalition Workshop on June 10-11 at the University of Notre Dame. The attendees at this intensive workshop included basic and clinical researchers and trainees from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University School of Medicine...

Notre Dame researchers are participants in hunt for the Higgs boson

Notre Dame researchers are participants in hunt for the Higgs boson

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest atom smasher, are expected to announce Wednesday (July 4) that they have evidence that the elusive Higgs boson particle exists. Notre Dame researchers have long been involved in the search for the Higgs boson, the final piece of a...

Mosquitoes — how we smell is why they bite, research shows

Mosquitoes — how we smell is why they bite, research shows

Now that the summer season is in full swing, many of us will be hosting picnics and barbecues and socializing outside. Chances are, we’ll also have some unwanted guests in the form of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes seem to have an uncanny ability to locate us, and Zainulabeuddin Syed, a mosquito biologist...

Aprahamian, vice chair of NRC Committee, reports decadal progress

Aprahamian, vice chair of NRC Committee, reports decadal progress

Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, is featured in two videos commissioned by the National Research Council (NRC) in conjunction with its recently-published decadal review of the field of nuclear physics. Aprahamian is vice chair of the committee that produced the report.

Jordan Scott earns American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Jordan Scott earns American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Biochemistry graduate student, Jordan Scott, has been awarded a two-year Midwest Affiliate Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association, effective July 1, 2012.  Fellowships are awarded to students who conduct research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or related to clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and...

Franklin Tao receives Paul Holloway Young Investor Award

Franklin Tao receives Paul Holloway Young Investor Award

Franklin Tao, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Paul H. Holloway Young Investigator Award by the American Vacuum Society (AVS), Thin Film Division.  Tao received the award for his contributions to the understanding of surface and interfacial processes in thin film...

Groundbreaking for Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility set for June 15

Groundbreaking for Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility set for June 15

The new research facility is a partnership between the University of Notre Dame and St. Joseph County Parks. Its goal is to build a cutting-edge environmental and research facility at St. Patrick’s County Park. The field-based environmental research facility will allow Notre Dame scientists, graduate and undergraduate researchers, visiting scholars...

Summer school in topology and field theories brings top lecturers and diverse learners

Summer school in topology and field theories brings top lecturers and diverse learners

Over 50 graduate students and post-doctoral associates in mathematics from several universities gathered at Notre Dame from May 29-June 2, 2012 for “Summer School in Topology and Field Theories.” The series of lectures and discussions was part of the Center for Mathematics’ Thematic Program on Topology and Field Theories, which...

 	 Researchers share discoveries and progress at Parseghian scientific conference

Researchers share discoveries and progress at Parseghian scientific conference

The second annual Michael, Marcia, and Christa Parseghian Scientific Conference for Niemann-Pick Type C Research brought together more than 100 researchers, supporters, families and children with NPC from around the world June 7-9 at the Jordan Hall of Science. Participants, representing 31 institutions and five foundations, included people from the...

Molly Duman Scheel delivers commencement address to high school alma mater

Molly Duman Scheel delivers commencement address to high school alma mater

Molly Duman Scheel, ND ’94, assistant professor of medical and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine—South Bend and adjunct assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, delivered the commencement address at her high school alma mater, John Adams High School on June 10,...

Notre Dame to host dialogue on the teaching of science and math

Notre Dame to host dialogue on the teaching of science and math

A day of discussions and workshops devoted to one of the most crucial issues in education — bringing world-class aptitude in science and math to the next generation of U.S. citizens — will cap the Notre Dame Forum series on “Reimagining School” on June 12 (Tuesday). Leading experts in science,...

Research shows food-trade network vulnerable to fast spread of contaminants

Research shows food-trade network vulnerable to fast spread of contaminants

Notre Dame network physicists Mária Ercsey-Ravasz and Zoltán Toroczkai of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, in collaboration with food science experts, have recently published a rigorous analysis of the international food-trade network that shows the network’s vulnerability to the fast spread of contaminants as well as the...

International researchers collaborate at Parseghian scientific conference

International researchers collaborate at Parseghian scientific conference

Thirty researchers from universities and institutions around the world are presenting at the 2012 Michael, Marcia and Christa Parseghian Scientific Conference for Niemann-Pick Type C Research June 7 to 9 (Thursday to Saturday) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease...