New nuclear accelerator being used at Notre Dame

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame and elsewhere have begun using a new $4 million nuclear accelerator to study the origin of elements and the chemical evolution of the universe.

Physics professor Michael Wiescher said the accelerator’s primary use is to study astrophysics. It will be used by scientists at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, a collaboration among Notre Dame, Michigan State University, the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Read more.

Posted November 5, 2012