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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 »

Priscilla Cushman

Faculty featured in photo exhibit

Professors Cynthia Cattell, Priscilla Cushman and Liliya Williams are featured in an photography exhibit, "Inventive Women" which will run at the Minnesota History Museum until July, 2010. The exhibit consists of a series of portraits by photographer Nancy Johnson of all the female faculty in the Institute of Technology. More »

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Dahlberg Examines the Physics of Football

Professor Dan Dahlberg appears in a University of Minnesota News Service video to calculate the g-force involved absorbed by Gopher's wide receiver Eric Decker in a touchdown catch.

Collision event

CMS observes First Collisions at LHC

After 15 years of design and construction, the first proton-proton collisions were produced in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) today. Collision observations were made in all four detectors located around the accelerator ring, including the CMS detector. The image attached to this article shows the flows of particles produced by one of the first collisions, as measured by CMS. More »


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