Justin Crepp, Freimann Assistant Professor of physics at Notre Dame, provided the high-contrast imaging observations that confirmed the first extrasolar planet discovered in a quadruple star system.
Ahsan Kareem, the Robert M. Moran Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Notre Dame, has been named an honorary member of the Japan Association for Wind Engineering (JAWE).
A new $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will support a team of Notre Dame researchers as they seek to develop resilient wireless sensor-actuator network technologies.
The Varieties of Democracy project (V-Dem), an ambitious international research collaboration based at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, has been awarded €475,000 (about $616,500) in research support from the European Commission.
A new study conducted by a team of scientists led by Giles Duffield, assistant professor of biological sciences, focuses on the circadian clock of the heart, using cultured heart tissue. The results of the new study have implications for cardiovascular health, including daily changes in responses to stress and the effect of long-term rotational shift work.
Notre Dame graduates Grace Johnson and Kelsie Kiley’s documentary, “Project Hopeful,” is about a new kind of modern family: one where an Illinois couple with seven biological children doubles the size of its family by adopting orphans with HIV/AIDS and special needs.
Collaboration among faculty and students, Sedlack Design Associates and Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns has resulted in a $50,000 Sappi Ideas that Matter grant to together+, a campaign to combat xenophobia in South Africa.
When many of us view a great building, we are struck by the majesty and artistry that spring from its form, function and materials. Notre Dame mathematician Alexander J. Hahn sees all this, but also something more. He sees the mathematics that lies at the heart of great buildings and finds in it a beauty of its own.
An interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Notre Dame has revealed a critical interaction that is occurring at the plasma-liquid interface in that the electrons in plasma actually serve to separate water, producing hydrogen gas.
Notre Dame has joined the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, an independent professional development, training and mentoring institute that offers support, resources and forums to its members.
For anyone who has ever struggled while attempting to solve a Sudoku puzzle, Notre Dame researcher Zoltan Toroczkai and Notre Dame postdoctoral researcher Maria Ercsey-Ravasz are riding to the rescue.
Notre Dame computer science and engineering professor Peter Kogge, developer of the space shuttle I/O processor, the world’s first multicore processor, and a number of other important innovations, has been named the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s 2012 Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.
With a $400,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Notre Dame has announced the launch of the Sacred Music Drama Project, a four-year, cross-disciplinary initiative designed to engage people more deeply with the power of shared creativity, performance and scholarship.
Two Notre Dame physicists, Xinyu Liu and Jacek Furdyna, have collaborated with Purdue physicist Leonid Rokhinson on constructing a novel nanostructure that has allowed them to observe a long-sought-after particle referred to as Majorana fermion.
When Caitlin Crommett was 15 years old, she founded DreamCatchers, a club she created to grant the last wishes of terminally ill hospice patients. Now a Notre Dame sophomore, Crommett recently expanded DreamCatchers, which began as a high school club and is now a national organization with chapters in California and Indiana.
Notre Dame historian Brad Gregory has been awarded the inaugural Aldersgate Prize for Christian Scholarship for his latest book, “The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society.”
Notre Dame has received a $599,931 Environmental Protection Agency grant under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to develop technologies for the early detection of invasive species using environmental DNA.
Notre Dame entomologists are part of a team of researchers that recently discovered a potentially dangerous new malaria-transmitting mosquito. The as-yet-unnamed, and previously unreported, mosquito breeds in the western areas of Kenya and has an unknown DNA match to any of the existing malaria-transmitting species.
Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, will receive the 2012 Ratzinger Prize in Theology from Pope Benedict XVI in a ceremony Oct. 20 in Rome.
Now that both the fall semester and football season are in full swing, summer is fast becoming a distant memory at Notre Dame. However, for the faculty and students who recently participated in three new international summer programs held on campus, that memory is not likely to fade so quickly.
In recognition of her distinguished body of scholarship, Notre Dame’s Nicole McNeil has received the 2013 Boyd McCandless Award from the American Psychological Association (APA).
When Catherine Bolten first considered studying the city of Makeni in Sierra Leone, many people—government officials, professors, the U.S. ambassador—warned her to stay away, saying it was a dangerous and immoral place. But Bolten's new book, “I Did It to Save My Life: Love and Survival in Sierra Leone,” illuminates a very different kind of community.