University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy
Karl Young
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Karl Young is a graduate student in Shaul Hanany’s observational cosmology group, working on EBEX. EBEX is a planned balloon-borne telescope designed to observe polarization patterns in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The CMB is a remnant from the Big Bang. Physicists are searching the CMB for evidence of “B Modes”, a theorized polarization pattern imprinted in the CMB by the gravitational waves produced by the expansion of the universe during the Big Bang. Gravitational waves were theorized by Einstein and are a wave caused by the movement of a very large body in space.

News

Shklovskii awarded 2019 Buckley Prize

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Professor Boris Shklovskii of the School of Physics and Astronomy and William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute was jointly awarded the Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics. The prize recognizes his "pioneering research in the physics
of disordered materials and hopping conductivity.” More »

Skillman elected as APS Fellow

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Professor Evan Skillman was elected a 2018 Fellow of the American Physical Society. He was cited for his contributions to "observational constraints on the primordial helium abundance and significant contributions to understanding the chemical evolution of galaxies." More »

Chubukov Awarded Bardeen Prize

Andrey Chubukov

FTPI Professor Andrey Chubukov was a winner of the 2018 John Bardeen Prize for his "seminal contributions to the theory of unconventional superconductivity, including applications to the iron-based superconductors." The prize was given at the International Conference on the Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity. More »

Solar probe to provide closest-ever observations of a star

Parker Solar Probe

The Parker Solar Probe launched on August 12, 2018 will travel closer to the surface of the Sun than any previous spacecraft. Space physicist from the School contributed to the design and build of instruments on the probe. More »

Bagley wins STAR Prize

Micaela Bagley

Graduate Student Micaela Bagley received the Euclid Special Talent And Recognition (STAR) Prize. The award is a recognition of a valuable contribution to the Euclid mission. Bagley's advisor is Associate Professor Claudia Scarlata. More »


Calendar

Wednesday, November 21st
3:35 pm:
To be announced.
Thursday, November 22nd
12:05 pm:
No journal club, Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 23rd
12:30 pm:
NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING
4:40 pm:
Thanksgiving - there will not be a speaker this week.
Monday, November 26th
12:15 pm:
Gravitational wave searches for the post-merger remnants of GW170817 —
Sharan Banagiri, UMN
Tuesday, November 27th
11:15 am:
Nulear Physics Seminar in Physics 301-20 Tate
Strangeness Neutrality and the Phase Structure of QCD —
Fabian Rennecke, Brookhaven National Laboratory
12:15 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
High Amplitude Whistler-Mode Waves —
Evan Tyler
Wednesday, November 28th
1:25 pm:
Kimberley Hill, CEGE
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