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Theoretical physics professor wins NSF grant in computational neuroscience

Theoretical physics professor wins NSF grant in computational neuroscience

Zoltan Toroczkai, professor of theoretical physics, recently received an international collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Intelligent Information Systems for research on brain neuronal networks. The project is aimed at discovering the fundamental principles of connectivity in the neuronal network of the neocortex and it is...

ND-LEEF to debut new “In-Nest” Eagle Cam

ND-LEEF to debut new “In-Nest” Eagle Cam

The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) will debut its new “in-nest” livestreaming camera, mounted above the bald eagle nest located at St. Patrick’s County Park during the 5th Annual Science Sunday event Oct. 22.

Astrophysics graduate students witness first-ever detected neutron star collision

Astrophysics graduate students witness first-ever detected neutron star collision

Third-year physics graduate students Kaitlin Rasmussen and Devin Whitten were settling into their observation work in August on the 2.5-meter Irénée du Pont Telescope atop a rocky mountain in Las Campanas, Chile, scouring for a type of star enhanced by a set of reactions called the rapid-neutron capture process, or...

Physics professor elected into Academy of Europe

Physics professor elected into Academy of Europe

Michael Wiescher, the Freimann Professor of Nuclear Physics and the director of the Nuclear Science Laboratory, has been elected into the Academia Europaea, the Academy of Europe, for a lifetime of outstanding achievements.  

What’s inside the gold that adorns the Golden Dome?

What’s inside the gold that adorns the Golden Dome?

During their summer break in 2017, three rising high school seniors prepared to take audiences on a physics journey inside the Golden Dome—modelling what you would see if you could actually view the subatomic particles that comprise a gold molecule. The students—Julianna Meyer of Marian High School in Mishawaka, Ind.;...

New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for disease

New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for disease

Determining how proteins function on a molecular level is crucial to understanding the underlying basis for disease. Now scientists at the University of Notre Dame are one step closer to unraveling the mystery of how intrinsically disordered proteins work, according to new research published in Science.

Associate dean receives Distinguished Achievement Award from South Bend Alumni Association

Associate dean receives Distinguished Achievement Award from South Bend Alumni Association

Margaret Dobrowolska-Furdyna, the associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Science, has won the Distinguished Achievement Award from the South Bend Alumni Association for her role in organizing the Ace for Science tennis tournament. From 2014 through 2016, Dobrowolska-Furdyna organized an annual tennis tournament for charity to raise...

High-Energy Physics Group awarded $1.2 million from DOE

High-Energy Physics Group awarded $1.2 million from DOE

University of Notre Dame physicists and their colleagues have been awarded $1.2 million over four years from the United States Department of Energy to develop radiation-resistant optical devices that can be used in a wide variety of scientific and technical applications, including experiments at the world’s largest particle accelerator, located...

Not the only one: Former family medicine resident discovers ND kinship

Not the only one: Former family medicine resident discovers ND kinship

I remember watching an episode of Scrubs one time where the young doctors were racing against the clock on a Friday afternoon to find answers for a patient before the inevitable slowdown of the weekend struck. Before I worked in a hospital, I assumed this was an exaggeration. When I...