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Fighting to Protect the Brave: Prof. Graham Peaslee

Author: Shelly Goethals

Link to video and full article:

https://fightingfor.nd.edu/2019/fighting-to-protect-the-brave/

Peaslee Headshot For Web Page

Professor Graham Peaslee of the University of Notre Dame Department of Physics is featured on the newest “What Would You Fight For?” video. The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC

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Nuclear Science Laboratory researchers publish article on the surface manipulation techniques of Roman denarii

Author: Shelly Goethals

Roman Coins

A team of researchers and undergraduate students at Nuclear Science Laboratory, Department of Physics at Notre Dame, published an article in the Applied Surface Science journal on the characterization of a set of Roman denarii, ranging from 136 BCE to 240 CE. The work presents results of macro, micro, and nanoscale surface characterization of coins using several different X-ray based spectroscopic and electron microscopy methods. This enabled the surface, the subsurface, and volume composition of these coins to be probed to better understand their production techniques, surface treatment methods, and corrosion patterns. The results also provide evidence that a particular surface treatment method, amalgam silvering, had been used to make authentic Roman coins as early as the third century CE.…

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Bardayan and Couder lecture at the 2019 Exotic Beam Summer School at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Author: Shelly Goethals

Oak Ridge

Physics professors Dan Bardayan and Manoel Couder were lecturers at the 2019 Exotic Beam Summer School, which took place on the campus of Oak Ridge National Laboratory from June 24-29, 2019. The aim of this annual school is to introduce students and young researchers to the various facets of the science of exotic nuclei including nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and the application of nuclear science and technology. Bardayan lectured on “Nuclear Astrophysics Experiments”, and Couder lectured on “Beam Optics”. Both are researchers in the nuclear science laboratory in the Department of Physics.…

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Aprahamian serves on jury of international youth conference

Author: Shelly Goethals

Aprahamian Jinr Jury Review For Web

Freimann Professor Ani Aprahamian served as a juror at a regular regional stage of the international youth conference “Falling Walls Lab” that was held in the JINR Visit Centre, Dubna, Russia. The project was launched in Germany and was called in memory of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Its aim is to provide international communication, an opportunity for the youth to present their ideas, scientific concepts, or to propose brand-new ways of solving problems in all spheres of human activities. A presentation should not exceed the time limit of three minutes and should consist of three slides. Winners of regional stages are given a chance to present their projects to the international jury in Berlin.…

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2019 Graduate Research and Dissertation Award

Author: Shelly Goethals

Hall Matthewphd Oct18 For Web

Each year the Department of Physics recognizes the outstanding research and dissertation of a PhD graduate. This year the recipient is Matthew Hall. His thesis title was “Identifying Long-Sought 18F(p,α)15O Resonances Affecting ɣ–Ray Emission from 18

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Huestis receives DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research award

Author: Janet Weikel

Huestis

Patricia Huestis has won an award from the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. This supplemental award is given to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory. Patricia will spend the summer of 2019 working at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory under the guidance of Drs. Sue Clark and Greg Kimmel.

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Aprahamian gives opening talk at r-process workshop

Author: Shelly Goethals

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Freimann Professor of Physics Ani Aprahamian was the opening speaker of the workshop on “r-process Sources in the Universe” at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ held March 27-30, 2019. Professor Aprahamian talked on “Nuclear Physics Experiments and the Neutron Star Merger”. The workshop was organized by Frank Timmes of ASU  and Mohammad Safarzadeh of Harvard University and was supported by JINA

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