University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy
Stefan Fliescher
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Stefan Fliescher is a post doc working with Clem Pryke on the BICEP2 and Keck Array experiments. Both these experiments are polarimetry telescopes located at the South Pole which track the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The CMB is a remnant signal from the Big Bang. Pryke’s group is looking for B Mode patterns in the CMB which would be confirmation of the inflationary model of the early Universe. Cosmologists have long predicted that Universe underwent a period of rapid, exponential expansion in the first few fractions of a second after the big bang.


Greven named AAAS Fellow

Martin Greven

Professor Martin Greven has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). More »

Brian A. Anderson Remembered

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Brian Arthur Anderson, 64, of Ely, passed away at his home Monday, October 19, 2015. Anderson worked for 23 years at the Soudan Underground Laboratory in Northern Minnesota. "He was an important member of the mine crew, helping build both the Soudan and MINOS detectors as well as keeping things operating smoothly," said William Miller, who was laboratory supervisor while Anderson worked at Soudan. More »

Physics Force announces January Shows

Physics Force at the State Fair

The Physics Force will present their annual week of shows for area school children, at Northrop Auditorium on January 11-15, 2016. They will also perform a free public show on Thursday, January 14 at 7 PM. The show lasts about an hour. More »

Rusack elected APS Fellow


Professor Roger Rusack was elected an APS Fellow "for leadership in the development of advanced photodetector systems used in the Higgs boson discovery and realization and exploitation of the electromagnetic calorimeter of the CMS experiment." More »

Zudov named APS Fellow


Professor Michael Zudov was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society "for seminal experiments on nonequilibrium transport in high Landau levels of 2D systems, including discovery of microwave-induced resistance oscillations and zero-resistance states." More »


Monday, November 30th
12:45 pm:
Density slope oscillations in the central regions of galaxy and cluster-sized systems —
Tony Young, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, December 1st
12:00 pm:
Energetic electrons and whistler waves in laboratory plasmas —
Bart Van Compernolle, BaPSF, UCLA
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 210
Time-reversal asymmetry without local moments via directional scalar spin chirality —
Mengqun Li
Wednesday, December 2nd
10:10 am:
To be announced.
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
1:25 pm:
Anomalous Hall Effect Generalities - The Case of Kondo Topological Insulators —
Alex Levchenko, University of Wisconsin
3:35 pm:
Multi-nucleon effects in neutrino-carbon interactions -- results from the MINERvA experiment. —
Rik Gran, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Thursday, December 3rd
12:05 pm:
Chris Nolting and Larry Rudnick
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Examining an Industrial Career Path in Physics —
Heather Wilkens, Manager of Business Development, ATA Engineering
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Friday, December 4th
11:15 am:
Early Time Pressure Isotropization in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions from Color Glass Condensate. —
Ming Li, University of Minnesota
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