Every year, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Laboratory Astrophysics Division awards a prize to an individual who has made significant contributions to laboratory astrophysics over the course of his or her career. The 2018 award went to Michael Wiescher, the Freimann Professor of Physics. He was recognized for his significant contributions to the experimental foundation of nuclear astrophysics, as well as his research that closes the gap between experiment and theory in the field.
During recent trips to Cuba and Armenia, Ani Aprahamian, Freimann Professor of Experimental Nuclear Physics, met both President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and Fidelito Castro, the son of the late and Cuban leader Fidel Castro, to talk about nuclear physics.
Physicist Maxime Brodeur received a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on the Standard Model of physics at the University of Notre Dame’s Nuclear Science Laboratory.