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New Accelerator Is Helping Notre Dame Scientists Understand the Working of the Universe
August 3, 2012
A new NSF-funded accelerator at the University of Notre Dame is helping to recreate stellar nuclear processes in the laboratory to complement the observational studies of new Earth- and space-based telescopes that trace past and present nucleosynthesis processes in the cosmos.
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