University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy
Tambe Ebai Norbert
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Tambe Ebai Norbert is a graduate student working with Yuichi Kubota on physics beyond the standard model. He is part of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment located at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland. Norbert’s expertise is in working with electronics of and analyzing data from the Electromagnetic Calorimeter (ECAL) portion of the experiment. The ECAL is made up of lead tungsten crystals which detect electromagnetic objects, i.e. photons and electrons.


Tate remodel slated for June 2015

Architect's rendering showing the new exterior of the Tate Lab of Physics

Architects have completed a schematic design for an extensive remodel of Tate Laboratory of Physics. The building will be shutdown in June 2015 with work scheduled to be complete within 24 months. The renovation will seek to preserve the character of the building as a historic part of Northrop Mall while providing modern lecture halls and classrooms, instructional labs, study spaces, and conference rooms. More »

Emeritus Professor Erwin Marquit dies, 88

Erwin Marquit

Erwin Marquit died on February 19, 2015 at his home in Minneapolis, at the age of 88. Erwin was born in 1926 in New York City, and was an alumnus of City College. He lived in Poland as a refugee from McCarthyism from 1951-1963, where he received his doctorate in Physics from the University of Warsaw. More »

Woodward elected Vice President of AAS

Chick Woodward

Professor Charles "Chick" Woodward was elected Vice President of the American Astronomical Society. He will begin his term in the summer of 2015. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America.

Burnell Receives Sloan Fellowship

Fiona Burnell

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 »

MN PhysTEC Program in 5+ Club

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

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 »


Monday, March 9th
12:15 pm:
A particle physics model for inflation and the baryon asymmetry of the universe —
Marco Peloso, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, March 10th
12:20 pm:
To be announced. —
Yangmu Li, UMN
1:25 pm:
To be announced.
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Solar Flares —
Sabrina Savage, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, March 11th
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Chemical Evolution Model of Fornax Spheroidal Dwarf Galaxy —
Zhen Yuan, University of Minnesota
3:35 pm:
Accelerating our Understanding of Dark Matter —
Philip Schuster, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, March 12th
12:05 pm:
Chris Nolting and Robert Lysak
12:15 pm:
The Instability of the Standard Model Vacuum —
Marc Sher, College of William & Mary
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
To be announced.
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