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Geometry of curved spaces the highlight of 3-week mathematics program

Geometry of curved spaces the highlight of 3-week mathematics program

There’s the geometry that most of us studied in high school, and then there’s complex geometry (that’s its actual name), which uses vastly more algebra. In between these fields is Kahler geometry, which provides a source of examples of spaces with special curved properties. It’s this type of geometry that...

Brian Blagg appointed new director of Warren Center for Drug Discovery

Brian Blagg appointed new director of Warren Center for Drug Discovery

Brian Blagg, Ph.D., currently the Lester and Betty Mitscher Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas, will join the University of Notre Dame as the incoming director of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development and the Charles Huisking Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, according...

Novel platform uses nanoparticles to detect peanut allergies

Novel platform uses nanoparticles to detect peanut allergies

Researchers have developed a novel platform to more accurately detect and identify the presence and severity of peanut allergies, without directly exposing patients to the allergen, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Global Doc: Pain pills and the damage done

Global Doc: Pain pills and the damage done

The term “victim” aptly describes those in the thralls of addiction to pharmaceutical-grade opioids. To place the blame on the chemically dependent is to miss the larger picture, according to this opinion piece from Notre Dame Magazine.

Water discovered to form column of hydration at surface of DNA

Water discovered to form column of hydration at surface of DNA

Scientists have been aware since Watson and Crick first reported the double helix structure of DNA in 1953 that water had an important relationship with the biomolecule. But finally observing the spectroscopic signature of the column of water is a breakthrough with implications for cancer drugs and other biomedical research....

Researchers work to improve nuclear waste recycling

Researchers work to improve nuclear waste recycling

Researchers within ND Energy are thinking creatively about problems surrounding nuclear materials and are searching for solutions to reduce waste, decrease the cost of nuclear energy production, and increase efficiency and safety of the entire process.

Researchers Use Light to Manipulate Mosquitoes

Researchers Use Light to Manipulate Mosquitoes

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame have found that exposure to just 10 minutes of light at night suppresses biting and manipulates flight behavior in the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, the major vector for transmission of malaria in Africa, according to new research published in the journal Parasites and Vectors....

Undergraduate students present research at 2017 COS-JAM

Undergraduate students present research at 2017 COS-JAM

More than 500 students attended the 11th College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) on Friday, May 5, in the Jordan Hall of Science. The event highlighted the research achievements of undergraduate students and is part of the Undergraduate Scholars Conference.

Reilly Center Partners with Aeon Magazine

Reilly Center Partners with Aeon Magazine

Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and Aeon Magazine have formed a new strategic partnership that will allow Center faculty, staff, students, and alumni to reach Aeon’s global audience of over one million unique users per month. 

Annual Old2Gold sale to benefit 29 local organizations

Annual Old2Gold sale to benefit 29 local organizations

Now in its 13th year, the University of Notre Dame’s Old2Gold sale, a “yard sale” of student donations that supports local charitable organizations, will be held on June 10 (Saturday) at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend.

Perdigão: Capturing the complexities of mountain winds

Perdigão: Capturing the complexities of mountain winds

A team of close to 50 scientists, students and technical staff—including Harindra Fernando, Wayne and Diana Murdy Family Professor of Engineering at Notre Dame—is bringing an unprecedented assembly of equipment to Vale do Cobrão, a valley in eastern Portugal. Researchers at the valley are collecting data on multiple aspects of...

Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 with ND Energy and ECI

Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 with ND Energy and ECI

ND Energy and the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) are coming together to celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay on Monday, June 5th.  World Environment Day is sponsored by the United Nations (UN) and encourages worldwide awareness and action for the environment. This year, the host country is Canada, and the theme is Connecting People...

Cindy Parseghian to Receive Sorin Award

Cindy Parseghian to Receive Sorin Award

For her years of selfless, dedicated service to the University of Notre Dame and to those struggling with rare diseases, Cindy Parseghian, class of ’77, will receive the prestigious 2017 Sorin Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association.