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Homer Mantis

Mantis Dies at age 98

School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Emeritus, Homer Mantis passed away age 98. Mantis' area of expertise was in physical meteorology and atmospheric physics. More »

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Physics Force featured in Star Tribune

Staff writer, Maura Lerner wrote an article to help the Physics Force annual series of January shows.

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Greven named AAAS Fellow

Professor Martin Greven has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). More »

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Math and Science Family Fun Fair

The Physics Force will perform at the Math and Science Family Fun Fair, this Saturday, November 21 at noon and 2:00 p.m. Astronomy outreach efforts The ExploraDome and "Be an Astronomer" will be ongoing between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. More »

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School of Physics and Astronomy Open House

The Open House will take place on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:15 p.m. in room 110 of the Physics and Nanotechnology Building. The day session will feature a pizza lunch, overview of the physics program, lab tours, and a SPS panel discussion. The evening session will include a performance by the Physics Force, lab tours and admissions information. More »

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Brian A. Anderson Remembered

Brian Arthur Anderson, 64, of Ely, passed away at his home Monday, October 19, 2015. Anderson worked for 23 years at the Soudan Underground Laboratory in Northern Minnesota. "He was an important member of the mine crew, helping build both the Soudan and MINOS detectors as well as keeping things operating smoothly," said William Miller, who was laboratory supervisor while Anderson worked at Soudan. More »

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Physics Force announces January Shows

The Physics Force will present their annual week of shows for area school children, at Northrop Auditorium on January 11-15, 2016. They will also perform a free public show on Thursday, January 14 at 7 PM. The show lasts about an hour. More »

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Rusack elected APS Fellow

Professor Roger Rusack was elected an APS Fellow "for leadership in the development of advanced photodetector systems used in the Higgs boson discovery and realization and exploitation of the electromagnetic calorimeter of the CMS experiment." More »

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Zudov named APS Fellow

Professor Michael Zudov was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society "for seminal experiments on nonequilibrium transport in high Landau levels of 2D systems, including discovery of microwave-induced resistance oscillations and zero-resistance states." More »

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Gherghetta named APS Fellow

Professor Tony Gherghetta was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society "For contributions to theories of extra dimensions and supersymmetry, advancing our understanding of grand unification, supersymmetry-breaking and the fermion mass hierarchy." More »


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