NSL 80th Celebration (April 6-8, 2018)

It is now 80 years ago that the Notre Dame Nuclear Structure Laboratory (NSL) - today Nuclear Science Laboratory - was founded with the completion of the first nuclear accelerator, the "atom-smasher" on campus. It was the fifth accelerator built in the United States and the first of many more machines built for doing research in all aspects of nuclear science at universities.  
 
The NSL is home for many generations of graduate students who received their PhD degrees at Notre Dame. More than 170 former graduate students, having received their Ph.D. degrees, have gone on to serve the country as teachers, researchers, and administrators at universities, national laboratories, hospitals, industries, and government. 
 
We would like to invite you to Notre Dame to celebrate this special occasion with us. We would love for you to return or visit campus to see the laboratory as it stands today with three accelerators and the present generation of faculty and students, and the new areas of research including applications of nuclear science to the benefit of society. The event will start with a welcome reception on Friday, April 6 and end with lunch on Sunday, April 8.

We look forward to welcoming you to Notre Dame!

The Organizing Committee:
Ani Aprahamian
Dan Bardayan
Umesh Garg
Micha Kilburn
Jim Kolata
Janet Weikel
Michael Wiescher

If you have any questions about this event, please send an email to weikel.5@nd.edu.