Ashley Lynne Nord, a senior in the University of Minnesota’s Honors Program, has been named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars for 2008. She is a summa cum laude candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in global studies with a minor in Spanish studies, and a candidate for Bachelor of Science degrees in physics and astrophysics. More »
James Kakalios has been named one of four Institute of Technology Taylor Distinguished Professors. This is a three year appointment to work as a team of key advisors on matters related to improving undergraduate education within the college. More »
Jon Anderson, PhysTEC Teacher in Residence, has won second prize from the 2008 Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Teachers Conference for the best presentation by a secondary school teacher on the subject of Particle Physics in the Age of the Large Hadron Collider. More »
Physics Faculty, staff and students are invited to a a seasonal party to help raise participation in the Community Fund Drive. The party will take place on Friday, October 10 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 216.
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) was featured in Connect!, the alumni magazine of the College of education and Human Development. Read the story here.
The annual School of Physics and Astronomy departmental photo will be taken on Wednesday, October 1st at 3:15 p.m. on the front steps of Tate Laboratory of Physics. More »
A faulty electrical connection between two superconducting magnets may be to blame for an incident that will delay the start of beam collisions at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland for at least two months. More »
Professor P. James E. Peebles of Princeton University will deliver the Third Misel Lecture, "Finding the Big Bang" at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 23rd in Physics 150. More »