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Chick Woodward

Woodward elected Vice President of AAS

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

Burnell Receives Sloan Fellowship

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 »

Three men, two younger, one older, the older one is explaining a mettalic sphere and one of the younger ones is holding a stick up to the sphere

MN PhysTEC Program in 5+ Club

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 »

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Kakalios Receives Public Engagement in Science Award

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

Geller to Deliver Van Vleck Colloquium and Public Lecture

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

Fernandes named McKnight Professor

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."

Claire Hypolite

Physics Force at Northrop Auditorium

The Physics Force will present their annual Physics Circus for area school children. The performances will be held at Northrop Auditorium on January 12-16, 2015. The Physics Force will also perform a public show on Thursday, January 15 at 7 PM for other students and the public; it is free. The show lasts about an hour. Register for the public show at the Physics Force Eventbrite.

Priscilla Cushman

Cushman named AAAS Fellow

Professor Priscilla Cushman of the School of Physics and Astronomy was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Cushman was named to the section on Physics. She will be presented with a certificate and pin at a ceremony in February, 2015. AAAS Fellowship is an honor presented to members of the organization by their peers.

Marvin Marshak

Marshak named AAAS Fellow

Professor Marvin Marshak of the School of Physics and Astronomy was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Marshak was named to the section on Physics. He will be presented with a certificate and pin at a ceremony in February, 2015. AAAS Fellowship is an honor presented to members of the organization by their peers.

Bob Lysak

Lysak wins Alfvén Medal

Professor Robert Lysak of the School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded the Hannes Alfvén Medal by the European Geosciences Union. The Medal honors scientists who have achieved exceptional international standing in Solar-Terrestrial Sciences. Lysak will deliver a lecture and receive the medal at a meeting in Vienna, Austria in 2015.


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