The University of Notre Dame is located north of South Bend, Indiana, about
150 km east of Chicago. Notre Dame was founded by Father Sorin, a
Holy Cross priest from France, in the mid 19th century. Today, Notre
Dame is among the top Catholic universities of the world. Besides
its academics, the university prides itself on the tradition of sports
like college football fostered by Knute Rockne who coached the Four Horsemen.
Notre Dame is even more noted for its strong undergraduate programs and
the loyalty of its alumni. Project GRAND is an extensive air shower
array located just north of campus. It is composed of proportional
wire chambers which are position sensitive detectors.