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Learning to Fly: An interactive look at the ND-LEEF eagles

Learning to Fly: An interactive look at the ND-LEEF eagles

In February 2018, a pair of bald eagle eggs were laid at a nest at Notre Dame's Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF). The live cam capturing their hatching and development has attracted viewers around the world. Learn more about the program and the eagles in this interactive feature.

Juan Migliore bestowed with Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award

Juan Migliore bestowed with Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award

Juan Migliore, professor in the Department of Mathematics, is the recipient of the 2018 Father James L. Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Gene Leonard Teaching Award in the College of Science. He was honored May 18 at the College of Science Dean’s Awards luncheon.

Notre Dame in Chile: Exchanging ideas and creating pathways for collaboration

Notre Dame in Chile: Exchanging ideas and creating pathways for collaboration

In April 2018, a delegation from Notre Dame visited with colleagues from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Católica) in Santiago, Chile. The trip was led by Mary Galvin, William K. Warren Family Foundation Dean of the College of Science; and Peter Kilpatrick, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College...

Designing a better superconductor

Designing a better superconductor

Tiny tornadoes of supercurrent affect the way superconductors carry a current. But a magnet-controlled “switch” in superconductor configuration provides unprecedented flexibility in managing the location of vortex filaments, altering the properties of the superconductor. A new system discovered by Notre Dame physicist Boldizsár Jankó and collaborators will enable ongoing adjustments, altering the...

Breakthrough discovery links two of the heaviest known particles

Breakthrough discovery links two of the heaviest known particles

The two heaviest known particles — the Higgs boson and the top quark — have finally been linked, thanks to a discovery based on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Several physicists from the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Physics...

Milky Way hosts stars with fingerprints of first stars in universe

Milky Way hosts stars with fingerprints of first stars in universe

The atmospheres of thousands of nearby stars exhibit telltale fingerprints of the first massive stars of the universe, which exploded only a few million years after they were born. “They are rare, precious probes," said Timothy Beers, professor and Notre Dame Chair in Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame, who...