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Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to revised model of brain activity

Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to revised model of brain activity

Assistant Professor Robert Rosenbaum, in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS), coauthored a paper that was recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience titled “The spatial structure of correlated neuronal variability.” In the paper, a culmination of research in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, the...

Notre Dame research a “top pick” by Nature Microbiology for Best of 2016

Notre Dame research a “top pick” by Nature Microbiology for Best of 2016

Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is among the “Best of 2016” editor’s top 10 picks for the publication Nature Microbiology, a nature research journal. According to the publication, each year the most...

Reuters names Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat 2016 highly cited researchers

Reuters names Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat 2016 highly cited researchers

Thomson Reuters has named Timothy Beers, the University of Notre Dame Chair of Astrophysics, and Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science, to its 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list. After Reuters analyzed Essential Science Indicators that included 128,887 highly cited papers ranked in the top 1...

How we live in the 46556 . . . and beyond

How we live in the 46556 . . . and beyond

A first-of-its-kind class rotates from Notre Dame to Holy Cross to Saint Mary’s each week, with students from each school asking how we might live better in relation to creation.

QuarkNet impacts physics education in Africa

QuarkNet impacts physics education in Africa

The Fourth Biennial of the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) was held in Kigali, Rwanda, from August 1 to 19, 2016. As part of the program, the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, in which QuarkNet participates, invited their partners to present workshops for high school physics teachers....

Improving snow measurement

Improving snow measurement

Although it may seem simple to calculate, snowfall cannot be well measured by simply placing a yardstick in the ground. In actuality, snow measurement is much more complicated and oftentimes the most accurate snow measurement devices are costly. However, two Notre Dame graduate students are working to improve the snow...

 Garnavich recognized as a media legend

Garnavich recognized as a media legend

Astrophysicist Peter Garnavich was recognized as a Media Legend by the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Media Relations at a ceremony on Monday, December 5.

Virginia Tech researchers explain the Flint water crisis

Virginia Tech researchers explain the Flint water crisis

The Flint, Mich., water crisis made headlines across the country last year. Social media campaigns and crowdfunding sites urging people to donate towards relief efforts to help get clean water for the citizens, while definitely useful in illustrating the severity of the problem, do not tell the whole story. Kelsey...

Lincoln named Fellow of the AAAS

Lincoln named Fellow of the AAAS

Dr. Donald Lincoln has been named a 2016 Fellow of the AAAS. Election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. The AAAS Council elected...

Study shows RNA protects nucleoprotein complex against radiation damage

Study shows RNA protects nucleoprotein complex against radiation damage

Researchers including Ian Carmichael, director of the Radiation Laboratory and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Notre Dame, have devised a method for gauging radiation damage in macromolecules and have applied it to nucleoprotein complexes. Such damage, which occurs during X-ray crystallographic data collection, is a major hindrance to determining...

Notre Dame researchers advise WHO global health policy

Notre Dame researchers advise WHO global health policy

Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, along with Guido Espana who holds a postdoctoral position in the Perkins laboratory, were recently published in the journal PLoS Medicine.

Studying evolution in the place that inspired the theory: The Galapagos Islands

Studying evolution in the place that inspired the theory: The Galapagos Islands

Before arriving to the islands, each student developed a research proposals and collected as much preliminary data as possible. Our research ranged among many varieties of flora and fauna, often either comparing organisms or studying species living in a certain ecosystem. The projects encouraged us to develop our scientific thinking and understand connections between an organism and its...

Bethlehem Star may not be a star after all

Bethlehem Star may not be a star after all

Studying historical, astronomical and biblical records, Grant Mathews believes the event that led the Magi was an extremely rare planetary alignment occurring in 6 B.C., and the likes of which may never be seen again.