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Dan Dahlberg

When noise is a good thing

Physicists at the University of Minnesota are using very small, magnetic particles to answer questions in fundamental physics that have broad reaching implications in understanding some difficult real-world problems. More »

Greg Pawloski

Neutrino Mysteries

Physicists at the University of Minnesota are part of a collaboration that is trying to answer the remaining questions in neutrino physics. More »

Linday Glesener and Kendra Bergstedt

Space Physicist to provide exciting research opportunities for students

Lindsay Glesener is a faculty member in the School of Physics and Astronomy, studying high energy events in the Sun. Glesener uses x-rays to observe solar flares and coronal mass ejections. These events throw intense amounts of of plasma and radiation into space, causing the Earth’s aurorae and causing high radiation environments in Earth’s orbit, adversely affecting spacecraft. Glesener studies this topic from a fundamental physics perspective, trying to answer remaining questions about how these solar events are energized and the high-energy nature of the Sun. More »

Guichuan Yu

Master of Mercury Barium Copper Oxides

Researchers at the School of Physics and Astronomy are trying to solve a thirty year old mystery: what causes high-temperature superconductivity? Guichuan Yu is a postdoc in a lab that is entirely focused on the problem. Yu has been with Martin Greven’s superconductivity laboratory since he was a graduate student and has spent the past ten years refining the technique of creating one class of materials, Mercury Barium Copper Oxides. As a postdoc he is now in charge of growing the single crystal samples the group uses in their experiments. More »

Grad Phi Officers

Grad Phi helping students with work/life balance

Chris Conklin, past coordinator for Grad Phi says he joined the organization to help other students with work and life balance. Conklin, a fourth year student working with Professor Jorge Vinals on liquid crystals, felt he had a good support system. "I felt like there were people who don’t have that and I wanted to contribute." More »

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