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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.

Arkady Vainstein

Vainshtein wins Wess Award

Professor Arkady Vainshtein of the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Fine Theoretical Physics Institute has won the 2014 Julius Wess Award, presented by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Center for Elementary and Astroparticle Physics (KCETA). More »

Michael Veit

Veit wins Apker Award

Recent University of Minnesota graduate Michael J. Veit has won the 2014 Leroy Apker award of the American Physical Society. The prestigious Apker award recognizes outstanding achievements and potential for future scientific accomplishment in physics by undergraduate students. Only two winners are selected, one from a Ph.D.-granting institution, and one from a non-Ph.D-granting institution. More »

Allen Goldman

Goldman receives Buckley Prize

Allen Goldman received the 2015 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize for his "discoveries and pioneering investigations of the superconductor-insulator transition, a paradigm for quantum phase transitions." More »

Fiona Burnell

Burnell wins CAREER Award

Professor Fiona Burnell of the School of Physics and Astronomy has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Burnell's project is titled, "Topology and Symmetry in Physics Beyond the Landau Paradigm" and has received grant support for five years at $90,000 per year. There are only about 600 CAREER Awards given out per year across all fields of scientific endeavor. More »

Jon Anderson and Shaul Hanany

Physics Force at Northrop Auditorium

The Physics Force will present their annual winter shows for Minnesota's school-age children. The highly popular show - performed for over 20,000 spectators every year - demonstrates that physics is interesting, understandable and fun!The performances will be held at Northrop Auditorium on January 12-16, 2015. The Physics Force will also perform on Thursday, January 15 at 7 PM for other students and the public; it is free. The show lasts about an hour. To sign up to attend the show, go to our Eventbrite. More »


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