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John Bowers and Bradley Peterson

Two School alumni receive Outstanding Achievement Awards

John Bowers, (physics '76) and Bradley Peterson (Physics '74) received the University's highest alumni accolade, the Minnesota Board of Regents' Outstanding Achievement Award. More »

Vuk Mandic

Mandic to deliver public lecture on gravitational waves

Vuk Mandic, a member of the LIGO collaboration and Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy will deliver the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics Public Lecture, Observing the Universe with Gravitational Waves. The lecture will take place in the Bell Museum Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on October 13, 2016. More »

John Preskill

Preskill to deliver public lecture on quantum computing

John Preskill of the California Institute of Technology will speak on "Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier" at 7:00 p.m.on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in the Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center for the 11th Annual Irving and Edythe Misel Family Lecture. More »

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Physics Force announces winter shows

Physics Force will perform a week of shows for elementary schools at Northrop on the University's campus January 9-13, 2017. Tickets are free but reservations are required. The Physics Force will also perform a free public show on Thursday, January 12 at 7 PM. More »

Northstar Science Film Festival

Kakalios, Skillman and Physics Force at Northstar Science Film Festival

Professors Jim Kakalios and Evan Skillman will join panel discussions at the Northstar Science Film Festival in St. Paul this week-end. The Physics Force will also perform at the Festival. Events at the Festival are free to students with a University I.D. More »

Oriol Valls

Valls made member of APS Executive Committee

The American Physical Society has appointed Professor Oriol T. Valls as ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Forum on Physics and Society and as Editor of “Physics and Society," the Forum’s newsletter. More »

Mikhail Shifman ande Arkady Vainshtein

Shifman and Vainshtein win Dirac Medal

Professors Mikahil Shifman and Arkady Vainshtein were awarded the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) 2016 Dirac Medal and Prize in Theoretical Physics. They were cited for their "contributions to a better understanding of field theories in the non-perturbative regime and in particular for exact results in supersymmetric field theories." More »

Greg Pawloski

NOvA finds unexpected neutrino behavior

Scientists from the NOvA collaboration have announced an exciting new result that could improve our understanding of the behavior of neutrinos. More »

James Kakalios

Kakalios wins award for cultural contributions to physics

Professor James Kakalios won the 2016 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Gemant Award. Kakalios was recognized for his contributions to the popular understanding of physics. He is the author of books such as the "The Physics of Superheroes" and "The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics." More »

Larry Rudnick

U of M astronomers help citizen scientists discover rare galaxy cluster

Two volunteer participants in the international crowdsourcing research project, Galaxy Zoo, have discovered a rare galaxy cluster 1.2 billion light years away with help from astronomers at the University of Minnesota. More »


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