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Passing of John W. Mihelich

Author: Shelly Goethals

Mihelich John

John Mihelich, Professor Emeritus of Physics, has passed away in Fort Collins, Colorado, on March 10. John was a long-time member of our faculty and our nuclear physics group, joining Notre Dame in 1954 from Brookhaven. While here, he gained a national reputation in gamma-ray spectroscopy, training in his lab many of the later leaders in the field. He and his wife, Jan, raised three children in South Bend, spending their free time in travel, camping, and classical music. John retired in 1989, and he and Jan eventually moved to Fort Collins. …

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Notre Dame Nuclear Graduate Students Attend JINA-CEE Workshop in China

Author: Janet Weikel

Shanghai Peer

In December 2016, four graduate students from the NSL traveled to Shanghai, China to participate in the joint CNA/JINA-CEE Winter School on Nuclear Astrophysics. The focus of the school was to enhance international collaborations among young researchers from nuclear physics, astrophysics, and astronomical observations.

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Move of TwinSol Magnet

Author: Janet Weikel

TwinSol group adjusted the position of their second solenoid in order to provide improved radioactive beams to their new target location.

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Shamrock Series brings Notre Dame scientists to Alamo City

Author: Janet Weikel

Shamrockseries 70

On November 11, the Notre Dame College of Science hosted the “Let’s Have a Moment of Science” outreach event in San Antonio, as part of the Shamrock Series which attracted about 1,200 middle schools students from around the city. Twenty-four representatives from different STEM fields at Notre Dame performed educational demonstrations at the event.

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DOE, NSF Leaders and Low Energy Community Converge at Notre Dame to Set Priorities

Author: Gene Stowe

The University of Notre Dame hosted more than 230 experts at the 2016 Low Energy Community Meeting on Aug. 11-13 in the Jordan Hall of Science. The annual gathering, which started in 2011, sets priorities for research that help guide the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation while providing opportunities for education and networking among researchers from universities and national laboratories. The event comes as the community prepares for the opening of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University, the highly-anticipated “FRIB Era.”

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VIDEO: A Legacy of Support for Nuclear Physics at Notre Dame

Author: Joanne Fahey

Accelerator

The University of Notre Dame has a long legacy of excellence in nuclear physics research, beginning in 1937 with its first successful experiments accelerating particles. Since then, Notre Dame has continued to invest in nuclear physics, building a preeminent nuclear physics laboratory on campus, while also contributing to research projects and resources, such as the CASPAR project in South Dakota, FRIB at Michigan State University, and CARIBU at Argonne National Laboratory.

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Surman elected to FRIB Theory Alliance Executive Board

Author: Shelly Goethals

Surman Rebecca

Professor Rebecca Surman has been elected as a new member of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) Theory Alliance Executive Board.

The FRIB Theory Alliance is a coalition of scientists from universities and national laboratories who seek to foster advancements in theory related to diverse areas of FRIB science; optimize the coupling between theory and experiment; and rejuvenate the field by creating permanent theory positions across the country.…

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CloverShare at Notre Dame

Author: Anna Simon

Clovershare R2d2

From January to early June the seven Compton suppressed germanium clover detectors were at the Nuclear Science Lab, where they were utilized for a variety of experiments. During this campaign the detectors were used for four different experiments at various locations in a multitude of configurations that made the most of each setup.

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