University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy
Jorge Vinals
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While most everyday observations of nature reflect its ever changing state, the subset of processes that physicists understand best are those in which the system studied is in equilibrium. Jorge Vinals is a theoretical physicist whose research focuses on systems that are out of equilibrium.

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Gov. Dayton signs bonding bill which includes full funding for Tate Lab Remodel

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bonding bill that includes funding to renovate, furnish, and equip the Tate Laboratory of Physics building on the Minneapolis campus. Tate Lab renovation was a top priority for the Governor, the House and the Senate bonding requests. The project is now in the schematic design phase. More »

Cushman named AAAS Fellow

Priscilla Cushman

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.

Marshak named AAAS Fellow

Marvin Marshak

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.

Lysak wins Alfvén Medal

Bob Lysak

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.

Vainshtein wins Wess Award

Arkady Vainstein

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). The research award is granted to elementary particle or astroparticle physicists for outstanding experimental or theoretical scientific achievements, which extend and deepen our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature. Vainshtein will present a lecture and receive the award at a ceremony in Karlsruhe, Germany in December 2014.


Calendar

Thursday, December 25th
Friday, December 26th
Thursday, January 1st
Friday, January 2nd
Wednesday, January 21st
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, January 22nd
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Dmitry Reznik, University of Colorado
Wednesday, January 28th
3:35 pm:
TBA —
Deborah Jin (JILA, University of Colorado)
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, January 29th
12:15 pm:
TBA —
James Unwin (Notre Dame U.)
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Deborah Jin (JILA, University of Colorado)
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