Navigating University Life and How to Make the Most of the Next Four Years

Philippe Collon, Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Physics, will offer a First Lecture on the transition to Notre Dame and the preciousness of this undergraduate opportunity. 

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Philippe Collon

Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Physics

College of Science

About the Lecturer

Professor Collon's research work involves the development of detection techniques using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS). Prof. Collon has been developing AMS for noble gas tracers and is presently working on applying this technique to study nuclear reactions of interest in stellar nucleosynthesis. Since joining the faculty in 2003, Dr. Collon has engaged over 60 undergraduate students in his research. These students have worked on projects, both during the semester and the summer months, using the accelerators at Notre Dame as well as at laboratories such as Argonne National Laboratory, the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at MSU, and the University of Vienna. Dr. Collon was associate Director for the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) where he initiated the evening residence hall talks designed to encourage undergraduates to get involved in research and scholarship as early as their freshman year. He was the recipient of the 2010 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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