Recent analysis of data from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) located in the Soudan Underground Laboratory in Northern Minnesota, showed two events that may be the elusive Dark Matter "candidate" Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP). More »
In a recent interview with Science Magazine, Professor Paul Crowell comments on the potential significance of a recent experiment done at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands that successfully managed to control the polarization of spining electrons in silicon at room temperature . More »
Professor Robert Lysak has been appointed as Senior Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research in Space Physics for the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the leading publication in its field. The journal covers aeronomy and magnetospheric physics, planetary atmospheres and magnetospheres, interplanetary and external solar physics, cosmic rays, and heliospheric physics. More »
Professor Jim Kakalios appears in a Q. and A. in the magazine Popular Mechanics. Topics covered include his book, The Physics of Superheroes. More »
Professors Cynthia Cattell, Priscilla Cushman and Liliya Williams are featured in an photography exhibit, "Inventive Women" which will run at the Minnesota History Museum until July, 2010. The exhibit consists of a series of portraits by photographer Nancy Johnson of all the female faculty in the Institute of Technology. More »
Professor Dan Dahlberg appears in a University of Minnesota News Service video to calculate the g-force involved absorbed by Gopher's wide receiver Eric Decker in a touchdown catch.
After 15 years of design and construction, the first proton-proton collisions were produced in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) today. Collision observations were made in all four detectors located around the accelerator ring, including the CMS detector. The image attached to this article shows the flows of particles produced by one of the first collisions, as measured by CMS. More »
The Physics Force will return to Northrop Auditorium for its popular series of January shows. There will be two public performances this year, Thursday, January 7th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday January 10th at 2:00 p.m., which are free and open to the public with no reservations needed. No weather cancellation. The Evening Public Performance will go on! More »
Professor James Kakalios delivered a speech to the freshman Class of 2013 at Convocation 2009. He described the secret of making the most of one's eduction as learning to be simultaneously a geek and a nerd. You can watch the speech on Youtube.
The NOvA collaboration is a University of Minnesota physics project. A short documentary put out by Fermilab and the Department of Energy highlights the positive impact that the NOvA project has had on the small community of Orr in northern Minnesota. More »