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NASA awards career fellowship to Notre Dame astrophysicist

NASA awards career fellowship to Notre Dame astrophysicist

NASA has awarded Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, with an Early Career Fellowship. He is the only awardee in the nation to receive the fellowship in the Origins of Solar Systems program. Crepp’s project, “Working at the Diffraction Limit: New...

D’Souza-Schorey speaks at Global Summit

D’Souza-Schorey speaks at Global Summit

Last Friday (Nov. 15), Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey, professor of biological sciences, participated in the Jefferson Educational Society’s Global Summit in Erie, Pa.  She gave a presentation titled, “New Insights into Cancer Progression: Biology and Clinical Promise.”  Established in 2009, the Global Summit is a week-long series of presentations about broad range...

Talk Science discusses research in mathematics and big data

Talk Science discusses research in mathematics and big data

The students from Scientia, the undergraduate journal of scientific research, host a monthly seminar series called Talk Science that highlights the work of undergraduate and faculty researchers at Notre Dame. This month’s presenters were senior mathematics major Mitchell Faulk and Nitesh Chawla, the Frank Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor of Engineering...

NDIGD awarded contract to evaluate water project in Ghana

NDIGD awarded contract to evaluate water project in Ghana

The University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded a $375,000 contract from the Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) to conduct an evaluation of MCC’s water project in Ghana.

Tibetan Buddhist monks to construct peace sand mandala at Notre Dame

Tibetan Buddhist monks to construct peace sand mandala at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine, the College of Science and the Harper Cancer Research Institute will host Arjia Rinpoche, director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Ind., and seven Tibetan Buddhist monks from Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in...

Looking to undergraduates for new ideas in the study of breast cancer

Looking to undergraduates for new ideas in the study of breast cancer

Katia Fernandez Soto and Andjela Pehar, two science students researching in Jenifer Prosperi’s lab at the Harper Cancer Research Institute, are making strides in the quest to understand the role of the APC tumor-suppressor in breast cancer. At the Harper Cancer Research Institute, Jenifer Prosperi, assistant professor of biochemistry &...

Math for Everyone shares glimpses of soliton theory

Math for Everyone shares glimpses of soliton theory

This past Thursday (Nov. 7) at the Math for Everyone lecture series, Alex Kasman from the Department of Mathematics at the College of Charleston gave a presentation about soliton theory, which combines algebra and geometry with the study of waves and elementary particles.    

Department of Biological Sciences receives top rating from Graduate Programs

Department of Biological Sciences receives top rating from Graduate Programs

Notre Dame’s Department of Biological Sciences ranked 13 in the first Top 25 Grad Biology Programs ranked by Graduate Programs, a student-based service that provides ratings and reviews of programs across the country. The rankings are based on reviews posted by more than 40,000 students in more than 1,300 graduate...

Maldacena explores profound relationship between gravity and particle physics

Maldacena explores profound relationship between gravity and particle physics

This past Wednesday (Nov. 6), the John A. Lynch Lecture Series and Department of Physics welcomed Juan Maldacena, a professor from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ for a presentation titled, “Strings, Gauge Theories and Gravity.” In one of the most-cited papers in the history of physics, Maldacena...

Siemens Regional Competition scheduled for Friday and Saturday

Siemens Regional Competition scheduled for Friday and Saturday

The University of Notre Dame will host a regional final of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students, Friday and Saturday (Nov. 8 and 9). The New Jersey-based nonprofit Siemens Foundation created the competition to enhance science and mathematics...

Researchers gain new insights into brain neuronal networks

Researchers gain new insights into brain neuronal networks

A paper published in a special edition of the journal Science proposes a novel understanding of brain architecture using a network representation of connections within the primate cortex. Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications,...

The Silent Gene

The Silent Gene

Jenifer Prosperi, a researcher at the Harper Cancer Research Institute, is studying how to treat breast cancers that evolve when a crucial tumor suppressor gene goes silent. Over the past 15 years, the scientific community has come to understand that breast cancer is a monster with many faces. Some cancers...