Professor Alex Kamanev was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for "for advancing the methods of quantum kinetic theory."
Professor Roberta Humphreys was made an honorary fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. This designation honors Astronomers outside of Great Britain who have made important contributions to the field of Astronomy. Humphreys joins a list of only 35 other American Astronomers who have been honorary RAS fellows. More »
Our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is now accepting applications. The deadline for the program is January 21, 2014. Apply here.
Students, staff and faculty from the School are featured in a video, Building a Next Generation Neutrino Experiment about the science and construction of the NOvA experiment. The video was produced by Fermilab.
School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Thomas W. Jones was named as a Fellow of the APS for "For fundamental contributions to our understanding of thermal and non-thermal radiation from extragalactic sources, and the morphology and physics of radio sources." Jones was nominated in the Astrophysics division.
The research of Lucy Fortson and the Galaxy Zoo 2 project were featured in the program Science Now. (Galaxy Zoo story starts at 3:36.) More information about the citizen science efforts of projects like Galaxy Zoo 2, can be found on the Zooniverse website.
APS journals have highlighted the research of John Wygant and his collaborators in an article "A Particle Accelerator in the Radiation Belts" which deals with his work on the storm belt probe of the Van Allen radiation belts.
Symmetry magazine did a "Day in the Life" feature article on the NOvA module factory. The article highlights the way the factory works, the process of building modules and the uniqueness of the facility, which is building an incredibly complex detector with mostly student labor and management.
School faculty, students and staff celebrated the opening of the Physics and Nanotechnology building on November 13, with a reception in the new building. Installation of furniture, whiteboards, etc. and customer training on various building systems will continue through December. More »
Astronomy alumnus, Sun Kwok was honored with an Outstanding Achievment Award from the University of Minnesota. Professor Kwok, who is the Dean of Science at the University of Hong Kong, was cited as an "Outstanding astrophysicist, who demonstrated that the dying stars in the immense structures called planetary nebulae form dust and also forge organic compounds that may play a role in the origin of life." More »