More than 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists. Over 16 million galaxy classifications. Information on more than 300,000 galaxies. This is what you get when you ask the public for help in learning more about our universe. More »
Physics Force is a group of U professors and high school teachers who put on dynamic and entertaining demonstrations for 35,000 students per year. They have been performing since 1985 and have appeared on local, national and international television programs.
REU or Research Experience for Undergraduates is a summer program that brings about a dozen students from Minnesota and universities around the nation to conduct physics research in our laboratories. Some have gone on to do graduate research here, a testament to the high quality of their experience working in our labs.
RET or Research Experience for Teachers is a program that brings high school teachers back to campus to earn graduate credit and summer salary while working in our research labs.
Satish Desai, Research Associate in the School of Physics and Astronomy, is featured in a video about Why Particle Physics Matters, created by Fermilab's Symmetry magazine.
More than 600 particle physicists met at the end of July to discuss the future of their field at the Snowmass 2013 Conference held at the University of Minnesota. The conference included talks about upcoming directions in particle fields, a Physics Slam where scientists competed for the approval of the audience and a public lecture by Nobel Prize winning physicist Saul Perlmutter on Dark Energy. More »
The Physics Force will perform at the State Fair, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31. The shows will take place on the U of MN stage, on Dan Patch Ave. More »
On August 30, the School of Physics and Astronomy will be featured in the state fair.
Tony Gherghetta will be re-joining the School as a Professor in August 2013. Since 2008, Tony Gherghetta has been a Professor and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne. He has also been a Visiting Professor in the Physics Department at Stanford University since 2010. More »
Fiona Burnell is joining the School of Physics and Astronomy as an assistant professor. After receiving her bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics at the University of British Columbia, Burnell earned her doctorate in physics from Princeton University under Professor Shivaji Sondhi. More »
Join hundreds of physicists from across the country for a physics event so hot, they had to put it on ice! The Physics Slam is on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Ridder Arena at the University of Minnesota. More »