The Fine Theoretical Physics Institute will host the 2010 Gravitational Waves Workshop from October 14-16, 2010. More »
Researchers in the School of Physics and Astronomy will be part of an experiment on NASA's Solar Project Plus, a spacecraft that will travel closer to the sun than ever before. The project is slated to launch no later than 2018. More »
The Physics Force will perform four shows opening day of the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, August 26th. They performances will take place at the Carousel Park Outdoor Stage at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. More »
[http://www.mndaily.com/2010/08/11/u-students-help-decipher-neutrinos|The Minnesota Daily interviews] University students working at the NOvA project module factory in Minneapolis.
Professor Bob Lysak talked to the Minneapolis Star Tribune about the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights this week in Minnesota. More »
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) interviewed University of Minnesota physics students who are building a small-scale neutrino detector as part of their work on the NOvA project. Click here for the story.
The School welcomes the 2010 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program which begins on Monday, June 7 and lasts until Friday, August 13, 2010. The REU program brings students from universities around the country to work to do research at the School. There will be a reception for the 2010 REU participants on Friday, June 11, from 3 pm - 4 pm in Room 216.
Professor Robert Gehrz is on the scientific steering committee for the 3 billion dollar NASA project which mounted a telescope aboard a jet airplane. Gehrz appears in a video about the stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy (SOFIA) project. More »
Professor James Kakalios will deliver an Institute of Technology Public Lecture, "The Uncanny Physics of Superheroes," on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 150 Tate Laboratory of Physics. More »
The School of Physics and Astronomy will host a group meeting of the Science Team of the Electric Field and Waves (EFW) of NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe. The meeting, coordinated by Professor John Wygant, will include physicists from 10 universities who will convene May 26-28, 2010 in 210 physics. More »