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 »
Professor Charles "Chick" Woodward was elected Vice President of the American Astronomical Society. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America.
Fiona Burnell selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics. Burnell is one of 126 early-career scholars or "rising stars" to receive a $50,000 grant this year. More »
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) recently announced the initial inductees into “The 5+ Club,” a group of institutions that has graduated five or more physics teachers in a given year. Last year, the School of Physics and Astronomy graduated seven physics majors who are obtaining their high school physics teaching license. The great majority of institutions graduate less than two physics teachers a year, and the most common number of graduates is zero. More »
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named James Kakalios as the recipient of the 2014 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award, recognizing "the unique ways he communicates the ideas and excitement of physics" and stimulates members of the general public to learn more about developments in science and technology that shape their lives." More »
Margaret J. Geller, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will give a colloquium on the "Ultimate Mass of Galaxy Clusters" at 3:35 on Wednesday, April 22 in 150 Tate. In addition, she will deliver the 2015 Van Vleck Lecture on the topic of "Click: The 3D Universe" on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in 150 Tate Laboratory of Physics. The lectures are free and open to the public. More »
Rafael Fernandes was named a 2015-2017 McKnight Land-Grant Professor for his research, which "combines theoretical models and close collaboration with experimental groups to unravel the relationship between the microscopic behavior of quantum materials and their macroscopic properties."