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God’s energy yesterday, today and tomorrow: using gravity to power Africa

God’s energy yesterday, today and tomorrow: using gravity to power Africa

A common issue with the world of science is how much can we separate science from religion and spirituality. Professor Abigail Mechtenberg of the Department of Physics and the Center for Sustainable Energy, believes that the way we look at spirituality and its relationship to science, affects the solutions we...

Biology NSF REU students present research findings

Biology NSF REU students present research findings

This summer, the University of Notre Dame welcomed 14 students to campus to participate in the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Department of Biological Sciences.

In memoriam: physicist Barry Baumbaugh

In memoriam: physicist Barry Baumbaugh

Barry Baumbaugh, professional specialist, who joined Notre Dame’s High Energy Physics Group in 1978 as an electrical engineer and played key roles in the design and construction of generations of high-energy experiments, died on Sept. 21. He was 62.

Notre Dame high energy physics group receives $2.77 million NSF grant

Notre Dame high energy physics group receives $2.77 million NSF grant

The high energy physics group at Notre Dame recently received a 3-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their research with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. This new award began September 1, 2016, and will total $2.77 million for...

Patricia Curtin White ’80: giving them the world

Patricia Curtin White ’80: giving them the world

While speaking about her most recent trip to Haiti this summer, Dr. Patricia Curtin White ’80 felt a lump in her throat. “What a meaningful week,” she mused, “it’s always hard to leave, and when you do, that week just stays with you.” From June 18 to June 25, Dr....

Notre Dame Research opens application period for internal grants

Notre Dame Research opens application period for internal grants

Notre Dame Research has opened its annual internal grants competition and is now inviting faculty to apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. There are two different types of awards currently open for applications.

Injuries on the rise among young athletes amid negative youth sports culture

Injuries on the rise among young athletes amid negative youth sports culture

In recent years, overuse injuries have become more common among youth athletes. Along with that trend is a pattern of decreased participation in youth sports. That is all according to Dr. Frederick Azar, who came to speak at the first Dooley Society lecture before the home football game Saturday, Sept....

Notre Dame to host Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Retreat

Notre Dame to host Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Retreat

Researchers from Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame will be attending the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI) retreat hosted at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, October 21, 2016. During the event, faculty, students, and other researchers will have the opportunity to present...

Annual research funding at Notre Dame tops $128 million

Annual research funding at Notre Dame tops $128 million

The University of Notre Dame has received $128 million in research funding for fiscal year 2016 — the second highest in its history. In fiscal year 2015, the University’s research funding was its highest of all time, reaching $133 million. “The research, scholarship and creativity of Notre Dame faculty continues...

Powering and empowering Tanzania with gravity lights

Powering and empowering Tanzania with gravity lights

In the summer of 2015, the unimaginable challenges that arise when power is suddenly lost mid-surgery in a rural Tanzanian hospital became a stark and all too familiar reality for Luke Maillie, a Notre Dame physics-in-medicine major and international development studies minor. The desperate need, shared by an entire community, to...

Detailed age map shows how Milky Way came together

Detailed age map shows how Milky Way came together

Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way’s halo, University of Notre Dame astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how the galaxy formed more than 13.5 billion years ago.

Notre Dame interdisciplinary researchers receive $1.1 million grant from NIH

Notre Dame interdisciplinary researchers receive $1.1 million grant from NIH

Researchers representing four labs across two colleges at Notre Dame have received a four-year, $1.1 million Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The oldest grant mechanism used by the NIH, the R01 provides support for health-related research...

Notre Dame researchers find transition point in semiconductor nanomaterials

Notre Dame researchers find transition point in semiconductor nanomaterials

Collaborative research at the University of Notre Dame has demonstrated that electronic interactions play a significant role in the dimensional crossover of semiconductor nanomaterials. The laboratory of Masaru Kuno, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and the condensed matter theory group of Boldizsár Jankó, professor of physics, have now shown that...