Innovations in capturing starlight will help astrophysicists detect planets

Author: Gene Stowe

Justin Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at Notre Dame, has published a study Thursday (Nov. 13) in the journal Science that details how next-generation planet-hunting instruments will benefit from advancements in infrared technology that change how astronomers capture starlight. Read More

New paper explains methods that may lead to new insights about dark matter

Author: Stephanie Healey

A new paper, co-authored by Notre Dame astrophysicist Joseph Bramante, discusses how detecting imploding pulsars may lead to insights about the properties of dark matter. The paper, “Detecting Dark Matter with Imploding Pulsars in the Galactic Center,” was recently published in Physical Review Letters, the flagship journal for the American Physical Society. Read More

Notre Dame physicist among 2015 Breakthrough Prize winners

Author: Marissa Gebhard

As a member of the High-Z Supernova Search Team led by Brian Schmidt of the Australian National University, Notre Dame physics professor Peter M. Garnavich shared in the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics announced Nov. 9. The award was also shared with the Supernova Cosmology Project, led by Saul Perlmutter of the University of California, Berkeley. Read More

2014 ND-GAIN results show that Norway is most prepared for climate change

Author: William G. Gilroy

Norway is the best prepared country for climate change, and has been so for almost 20 years, according to data released Nov. 5 by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN). ND-GAIN is the world’s leading annual index that ranks more than 175 countries based on their vulnerability to climate change and their readiness to adapt to the droughts, superstorms and natural disasters that climate change can cause. Read More

Financial experts may not always be so expert, Notre Dame study reveals

Author: William G. Gilroy

When in doubt, an expert always knows better. Except in the case of mutual fund managers. There may be some room for doubt in their case, according to a study by Andriy Bodnaruk, an assistant finance professor at Notre Dame, and colleague Andrei Simonov from Michigan State University. Read More

Campus Crossroads: A state-of-the-art facility for music

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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Among the most noticeable features of the Campus Crossroads Project will be the South Building, a six-level structure connected to the south side of Notre Dame Stadium that will make possible the relocation of the Department of Music from its present quarters in Crowley Hall, bringing it under the same roof as the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program. Read More

Junior faculty achieve unprecedented success in nationally competitive awards

Author: William G. Gilroy

The National Science Foundation has recognized eight Notre Dame faculty for their excellence in research with an Early Career Development (CAREER) Award; this represents the University’s best year yet with the CAREER program. Additionally, two faculty members have been awarded Young Investigator Program (YIP) Awards from the Army Research Office. Read More

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