University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy
Marco Peloso
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Marco Peloso is a theorist working in the area of cosmology (the study of the early Universe). His research focuses on models of inflation, which is a period of accelerated expansion that took place very early in the life of the Universe. Observational cosmologists look for the signatures of inflation in the forms of gravitational waves and of density perturbations, which can be seen as small ripples in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) data.


Mandic to receive Taylor Award for research

Vuk Mandic

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

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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

Vlad Pribiag

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

Rajdeep Chatterjee (center) accepts an award from the CMS experiment

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 »

Local SPS named outstanding chapter

SPS Student at an outreach event

The School of Physics and Astronomy's Society of Physics Students was named an outstanding chapter for the year 2015. "SPS has continuously worked hard to provide opportunities for our members to thrive both in academic as well as social pursuits," said Chapter President, Levi Walls. More »


Monday, March 27th
12:15 pm:
Falling Rotation Curves of The Star-forming Galaxies Ten Billion Years Ago —
Qi Wen, UMN
Tuesday, March 28th
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
4:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, March 29th
1:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
3:35 pm:
To be announced.
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 120
To be announced —
Mengxing Ye
Thursday, March 30th
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Wavefront Correction for Superresolution Microscopy —
Prof. Peter Kner, University of Georgia
12:05 pm:
Matt Gomer and Liliya Williams
3:35 pm:
Mechanism of Olfaction —
Alex Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Friday, March 31st
11:15 am:
Density Matrix Treatment of Neutrino Oscillations In Vacuum —
Cheng-Hsien Li, University of Minnesota
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