The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland ended a two-year shut down recently. The LHC is now providing collisions to all of its experiments at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV, almost double the collision energy of its first run. The collider will now run round the clock for the next three years. University of Minnesota Professors Yuichi Kubota, Jeremiah Mans and Roger Rusack are part of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the LHC. “We start a new era in LHC operations: search and discovery in a new energy regime," Rusack said. More »
Research Assistant Kanika Sachdev recently received the Lederman Fellowship in Experimental Physics from Fermilab. The Lederman Fellowship is one of the most distinguished postdoctoral fellowships in experimental particle physics. More »
Ke-Jung Chen, received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Best Dissertation of the Year Awards from the University of Minnesota Graduate School. Chen received his Ph.D. from the School in 2013. His adviser on his thesis was Alexander Heger, currently at Monash University in Australia.
Chris Phenicie has received an Society of Physics Students (SPS) Leadership Award. The award recognizes SPS members with high scholarship performance both in physics and overall studies and the exhibition of the potential and intention for continued scholastic development in physics. Phenicie is the President of the University SPS chapter. The award in the amount of $2000 was funded by alumni of Sigma Pi Sigma.
Using Hubble Space Telescope images, a team of astronomers studied a nearby cluster of galaxies that shows an unusually dense concentration of bright galaxies in its center. More »
Nominations are now being accepted for the Outstanding TA Awards. Nominations should be submitted via electronic form by Monday, April 13, 2015.
Chris Nolting, a first year graduate student in astrophysics has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The award is for three years of support. Nolting's fellowship was one of 11 awarded to the College of Science and Engineering this year. More »
School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Vincent Noireaux has received a program grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program Organization (HFSPO). Noireaux is the Principal Investigator of the grant for his research in biological physics which will be shared with his co-PI’s Albert Libchaber, Rockefeller University, (New York) Yusuke Maeda, Kyushu University, (Japan), and Albrecht Ott, Universität des Saarlandes (Germany). The whole team will share a total of $400,000 per year for three years. More »
When other treatments for her aggressive B-cell lymphoma had failed, physics professor Cynthia Cattell, Ph.D., became one of the first to benefit from the U-developed drug DT2219 as part of a clinical trial at the University of Minnesota.
There will be a memorial service for the late Professor Erwin Marquit on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis located at 900 Mount Curve Avenue. More »