Professor Jim Kakalios will be featured on the National Public Radio Program, Talk of the Nation Science Friday, on June 29th. Kakalios will discuss his role as adviser on the upcoming movie, The Amazing Spiderman. The program can be heard at 1:00 p.m., on KNOW, St. Paul. Kakalios stars in a University-produced video that explains the science behind the decay rate algorithm, a formula he invented for the film.
The 2012 Graduate Fellowship recipients are as follows: Tianran Chen, Anatoly Larkin Fellowship; Lee Wienkes and Meng-ru Wu recieved The Aneesur Rahman Award; Michael Schecter, Robert O. Pepin Fellowship; Yeonbae Lee, Hoff Lu Fellowship and Barun Dhar, Alex Ditter, Allison Kennedy, Ryo Namba, JJ Nelson, Ilana Percher and Zvie Razieli received Outstanding TA Awards. More »
The 2012 Undergraduate Scholarship recipients are as follows: Robin Heinonen, Alfred O.C. Nier Scholarsip; Noah Rebesch, Harry and Viola St. Cyr Scholarship; Andrew Emerick, J. Morris Blair Scholarship; Chelsey Dorow, Jeffrey Basford Scholarship; Charles Brown, Erwin Marquit and Doris Grieser Marquit Undergraduate Scholarship; Mitchell Ambrose, Brandon Bergerud, Anthony Kremin, Jonathan Morris, Joseph Redford and Nicholas Smith received the Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship; Jimmy Chen, Grant Remmen, Hagstrum Award.
On April 27, more than 250 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the NOvA far detector facility near the Ash River in northern Minnesota. On hand were Eric Kaler, President of the University of Minnesota, Pier Oddone, Director of Fermilab, Mos Kaveh, Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota and Marvin L. Marshak, Director of the NOvA Ash River Laboratory. The 45 million dollar facility will be home to The NOvA far detector, which when complete, will be the largest plastic structure in the world. More »
Global energy needs are a major concern for our future. World-renowned MIT Professor Mildred Dresselhaus offers hope for the world energy outlook in her lecture “The Promise of Nanomaterials for Thermoelectric Applications” at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150, The lecture is part of the annual Van Vleck Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed live. More »
Professor Allen Goldman of the School of Physics and Astronomy has won a 2012 Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education. As part of this award Goldman was admitted to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
Professor Serge Rudaz of the School of Physics and Astronomy won the Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. Rudaz will also be inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers as part of the award.
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation announced today that University of Minnesota Honors Program student Grant Remmen has been awarded a prestigious Hertz Fellowship to support his future graduate studies. Considered to be the nation’s most prestigious and generous support for graduate education in applied sciences and engineering, the Hertz Fellowship is valued at more than $250,000 per student, with support lasting up to five years. More »
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering astronomers Robert Gehrz and Charles Woodward are part of an international team that have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space. The discovery of these carbon molecules in space may provide clues about the origins of the Universe and if life could exist on other planets. More »
Tate Laboratory of Physics has been selected by the American Physical Society (APS) as a historically significant site for physics. This designation honors the pioneering work of the late Regents Professor Alfred O.C. Nier and his colleagues in the development and application of mass spectrometry, including the first-ever separation of the Uranium-235 isotope. More »