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.
New Zooniverse Project: Muon Hunter
A new citizen science project, led by Associate Professor Lucy Fortson, is asking for help from the public to identify and categorize hundreds of thousands of ring patterns within images produced by VERITAS gamma-ray observatory cameras. More »
Mandic to receive Taylor Award for research
Professor Vuk Mandic will receive the 2017 Taylor Award for Distinguished Research. Mandic studies the earliest stages of the universe at the highest energy scales. He is a member of two collaborations: LIGO which recently confirmed the existence of gravitational waves and CDMS which is searching for Dark Matter. More »
Fernandes to receive Taylor teaching award
Assistant Professor Rafael Fernandes will receive the 2017 George W. Taylor Career Development Award. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to teaching by a candidate for tenure. More »
Pribiag receives Sloan Fellowship
Assistant Professor Vlad Pribiag has been selected as a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics. Pribiag is one of only 23 physicists to receive the fellowship this year. Pribiag's research focuses on electronic transport in low-dimensional materials. More »
Chaterjee wins CMS Award
Dr. Rajdeep Chatterjee,Researcher at the School, was given an award for outstanding young scientists who have made significant contributions to the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment. More »
Thursday, March 30th
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Wavefront Correction for Superresolution Microscopy —
Prof. Peter Kner, University of Georgia
MN Institute for Astrophysics Journal Club in PAN 130
Matt Gomer and Liliya Williams
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Smith 100
Mechanism of Olfaction —
Alex Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Friday, March 31st
Nuclear Physics Seminar in PAN 110
Density Matrix Treatment of Neutrino Oscillations In Vacuum —
Cheng-Hsien Li, University of Minnesota
Condensed Matter Sack Lunch Seminar in 110 PAN
Searching for Topological Superconductivity in MoS_2 (and other transition metal dichalcogenides) —
Daniel Shaffer, University of Minnesota
High Energy Theory Lunchtime Seminar in 142 WBOB
Alex Kamenev (UMN)
MN Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium in Smith 231
There is no colloquium this week.
History of Science and Technology/Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science Colloquium in 275 Nicholson
Author Meets Readers: David M. Miller's "Representing Space in the Scientific Revolution"
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Introduction to Research Seminar in PAN 110
Noise in Mesoscopic Magnetic Systems —
Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota
Physics Education Seminar in 120 PAN
Redesigning an advanced lab course to promote experimental design —
Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Carleton College