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First sketch of proposed Physics and Nanotechnology Building

The first preliminary sketch of a proposed new Physics and Nanotechnology Building is now available to view. The University of Minnesota is requesting $53.3 million in state funds from the 2010 Legislature to help build an $80 million physics and nanotechnology building. More »


Orbach colloquium webcast

Raymond L. Orbach will speak on Energy Security at the School of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on February 24, 2010. Dr. Orbach is the Director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and former under secretary for science at the Department of Energy. More »

Physics Open House

The Open House for undergraduates who are interested in becoming physics majors will be held on Thursday, January 28 at 12:15-1:30 in 216 Tate Laboratory of Physics. There will be a pizza lunch for those who attend alumni presentations on jobs in physics in industry, medicine, law and education.

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Open House for High School Students

High school students and teachers who are interested in physics are invited to School of Physics and Astronomy Open House. You will learn more about educational opportunities in physics and astronomy at the University of Minnesota, tour labs with cutting-edge research experiments, discover career opportunities in physics, see a great show by the Physics Force: The Next Generation, and hear from Professor James Kakalios, the author of the book "Physics of Superheroes: The Spectacular Second Edition." More »

Mandic wins McKnight Professorship

Professor Vuk Mandic was named a 2010-2012 McKnight Land-Grant Professors for his research "Searching for Gravitational Echoes of the Big Bang." Mandic was chosen one of ten winners from the University. More »

Cryogenic Dark Matter Search results

Recent analysis of data from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) located in the Soudan Underground Laboratory in Northern Minnesota, showed two events that may be the elusive Dark Matter "candidate" Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP). More »

Crowell comments on spin Injection breakthrough

In a recent interview with Science Magazine, Professor Paul Crowell comments on the potential significance of a recent experiment done at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands that successfully managed to control the polarization of spining electrons in silicon at room temperature . More »

Robert Lysak

Lysak appointed Senior Editor of JGR

Professor Robert Lysak has been appointed as Senior Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research in Space Physics for the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the leading publication in its field. The journal covers aeronomy and magnetospheric physics, planetary atmospheres and magnetospheres, interplanetary and external solar physics, cosmic rays, and heliospheric physics. More »

Jim Kakalios

Kakalios in Popular Mechanics

Professor Jim Kakalios appears in a Q. and A. in the magazine Popular Mechanics. Topics covered include his book, The Physics of Superheroes. More »

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