Nuclear Physics

Notre Dame has a long legacy of excellence in nuclear physics research - there has been an accelerator on campus since the 1930s. Since then, Notre Dame has continued to invest in nuclear physics, building a preeminent nuclear astrophysics laboratory on campus, while also contributing to off-campus research projects and resources, such as the CASPAR project in South Dakota, FRIB at Michigan State University, and CARIBU at Argonne National Laboratory. With a distinctive history and continuing growth trajectory, Notre Dame’s nuclear physicists are working to discover the evolution of a star’s lifecycle – how do they live? How do they die? And how does this contribute to the evolution of our cosmos?


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