University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy
Vuk Mandic
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Professor Vuk Mandic is an observational cosmologist involved in the search for gravitational waves with LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory.) Gravitational Waves were predicted by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, but have yet to be observed in the natural world.

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Gov. Dayton signs bonding bill which includes $119.4 million for U of M projects

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bonding bill that includes funding to renovate, furnish, and equip the Tate Laboratory of Physics building on the Minneapolis campus. Tate Lab renovation was a top priority for the Governor, the House and the Senate bonding requests. The project is now in the schematic design phase. More »

Veit chosen as finalist for Apker Award

Michael Veit

Recent University of Minnesota graduate, Michael J. Veit, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Leroy Apker award of the American Physical Society. Veit earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Physics with high distinction. During his time as an undergraduate, he worked for more than two years in Professor Martin Greven's laboratory, were he grew crystals and pursued state-of-the-art charge transport measurements of cuprate superconductors. More »

School welcomes AAPT National Meeting

The School of Physics and Astronomy welcomes the national summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Over 1100 people have registered for the meeting which will run from July 26-30th. More information on the event can be found here.

School to add five new faculty in 2014

The School of Physics and Astronomy will welcome five new faculty members in the 2014-2015 academic year: Andrey Chubukov, Natalia Perkins, Elias Puchner, Vlad Pribiag and Jake Koralek. Professor Chubakov has accepted the the William and Bianca Fine Chair in Theoretical Physics. Professor Perkins specializes condensed matter theory. Elias Puchner specializes in biologic physics and Professors Pribiag and Koralek are condensed matter experimentalists.

Multiverse controversy subject of Misel Lecture

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Professor Andrei Linde of Stanford University will deliver the 9th Annual Misel Lecture, "Universe or Multiverse?" on September 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hall of the McNamara Alumni Center. Professor Linde will also deliver a School of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, on September 17th entitled, "Inflation and Cosmological Attractors." More »


Calendar

Thursday, August 7th
1:00 pm:
Kyung-Won works on dust shell models for evolved stars —
Dr. Kyung-Won Suh
Dr. Suh is a former Astronomy graduate student here at the UofM
Friday, August 8th
Wednesday, August 13th
3:30 pm:
Search for a Heavy Right-Handed W Boson and Heavy Neutrino of the Left-Right Symmetric Standard Model —
Joe Pastika
Friday, August 22nd
Sunday, August 24th
2:30 pm:
Dr. Enrique Rodriguez, U Texas-San Antonio
Monday, September 1st
Wednesday, September 10th
3:35 pm:
Dark Energy and Type 1a SN —
Greg Aldering
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, September 11th
12:15 pm:
TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Erez Berg
Friday, September 12th
2:30 pm:
Dr. Jeff Larsen, USNA
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