University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy
Linday Glesener and Kendra Bergstedt
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Lindsay Glesener is a new faculty member in the School of Physics and Astronomy, studying high energy events in the Sun. Glesener uses x-rays to observe solar flares and coronal mass ejections. These events throw intense amounts of of plasma and radiation into space, causing the Earth’s aurorae and causing high radiation environments in Earth’s orbit, adversely affecting spacecraft. Glesener studies this topic from a fundamental physics perspective, trying to answer remaining questions about how these solar events are energized and the high-energy nature of the Sun.


Shklovskii awarded 2019 Buckley Prize


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 »

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 »

Glesener receives NSF CAREER Award

Lindsay Glesener

Assistant Professor Lindsay Glesener received a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. Recipients will receive up to $500,000 from NSF for their projects. Her project “Focused Hard X-ray Study of Energy Releases on the Sun and Stellar Objects” is intended to form an important link between the high-energy solar and astrophysics communities, and offers an opportunity to study flares on the Sun and other stars. More »


Wednesday, September 26th
1:25 pm:
ARPES studies of the model cuprate HgBa2CuO4+d (Hg1201) —
Inna Vishik, UC Davis
3:35 pm:
To be announced
Thursday, September 27th
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
A cell-free FRET-based assay for profiling the intrinsic efficacy of GPCR ligands —
Keehun Kim, graduate student in Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan’s lab, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesota
12:05 pm:
Aliza Beverage, University of Minnesota
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Pressure as a Probe for Atoms, Molecules and Planets —
Raymond Jeanloz, UC Berkeley
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium
Friday, September 28th
12:20 pm:
Elastic transmission of a Helium beam through a slab of superfluid Helium —
Shuhui Luo
12:30 pm:
SYK and Conformal Field Theory —
Vladimir Rosenhaus (IAS)
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker is a planetary physicist.
3:35 pm:
Exploring Hapticity, Slavery and the Emergence of American Gynecology —
Deirdre Cooper Owens Department of History Queens College, CUNY
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Vlad Pribiag, Condensed Matter
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