Studying the universe's origins

By MARGARET FOSMOE - South Bend Tribune

7:18 p.m. EDT, November 1, 2012

SOUTH BEND -- Using a new $4 million particle accelerator, University of Notre Dame researchers are probing the mysteries of the universe.

"We're focusing on the origin of the elements in the universe," physics professor Michael Wiescher said.

The 5MV vertical high-beam intensity accelerator was installed on campus this year. It's housed in a 40-foot-tall tower above the Nuclear Science Laboratory in Nieuwland Science Hall.

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