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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 »

Lucy Fortson

Zooniverse takes on Civil War crowdsourcing project

Associate Professor Lucy Fortson, a leader in the Zooniverse project, has helped develop a crowdsourcing technology to spark curiosity and develop critical-thinking skills among students. The latest project will be to transcribe and decipher nearly 16,000 Civil War telegrams between Abraham Lincoln, his Cabinet, and officers of the Union Army. Roughly one-third of the messages were written in code. More »

Evan Skiillman

Record breaking galaxy could reveal details of Big Bang

University astrophysicist Evan Skillman was a lead researcher in a group that discovered the Little Lion Galaxy, which contains lowest level of heavy elements ever detected in a star-forming galaxy. More »

Vuk Mandic

LIGO does it again: gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

On December 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC, scientists observed gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime—for the second time. More »

Stephen Gasiorowicz

Gasiorowicz dies at 88

Emeritus Professor Stephen Gasiorowicz died June 3rd, 2016. Stephen Gasiorowicz was instrumental in the founding of the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute and served as the Acting Director of the Institute from 1987-1989. The Institute named their seminar room after him. More »

Dieter Dehnhard

Dehnhard dies at 82

Emeritus Professor Karl Dietrich "Dieter" Dehnhard died May 20, after suffering a heart attack the previous week. More »

Physics Force receives funding gift from 3M

The 3M Company has pledged $10,000 to the Physics Force for the 2017 fiscal year for their outreach activities. More »

Michel Janssen

Janssen receives research award

Professor Michel Janssen has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Janssen was honored for his studies of the history of physics, especially the relativity and quantum revolutions in the early twentieth century. More »

Pre-Commencement Reception

The College of Science and Engineering graduation ceremony will be Friday, May 13, 2016. There will be a pre-ceremony reception in PAN 110 at 4:00 p.m. for graduates, family, friends, and faculty.

Jay Marx

Marx to deliver Erikson Public Lecture

Dr. Jay Marx, Senior Advisor, LIGO Laboratory, California Institute of Technology will talk about "The Discovery of Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes" on May 6 at 4:00 p.m. in 101 Fraser Hall. More »


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