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Claudia Scarlata

Scarlata receives Taylor Research Award

Associate Professor Claudia Scarlata won the College of Science and Engineering George W. Taylor Distinguished Research Award. The award comes with $3,000 to be used in Scarlata's research in astrophysics. The Distinguished Research Award recognizes younger faculty members who have shown outstanding ability in research. More »

Kaufmanis Lecture Cancelled

The Karlis Kaufmanis Lecture Series which was scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 has been cancelled due to weather. Professor Eliot Quataert, UC Berkeley was to deliver the lecture which will be rescheduled for fall 2019. Professor Quataert was also to deliver the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium on Friday, April 12.

Vlad Pribiag

Pribiag Named McKnight Land-Grant Professor

Vlad Pribiag was named a 2019 McKnight Land-Grant Professor. The program is designed to advance the careers of new assistant professors at a crucial point in their professional lives. Pribiag's research is in novel low-dimensional quantum materials and devices for information processing. This research investigates new materials, aimed at transcending the limitations of traditional semi-conductor computers. More »

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Gherghetta receives Simons Fellowship

Professor Tony Gherghetta received the 2019 Simons Fellowship. The Simons Fellows program extends academic leaves from one term to a full year, enabling recipients to focus solely on research for the long periods often necessary for significant advances. Gherghetta is a theoretical physicist specializing in physics beyond the standard model. More »

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Mandic receives Distinguished McKnight Professorship

Professor Vuk Mandic of the School of Physics and Astronomy has been selected as a 2019 Distinguished McKnight University Professor. The award recognizes Mandic's research in the field of experimental cosmology and astrophysics. Mandic will receive a grant of $120,000 to be used over a five year period. More »

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Knauber wins Ovshinsky Award

Brenda Knauber, a physics Ph.D. candidate in Professor James Kakalios’s research group, has been selected for an Ovshinsky Student Travel Award to present her research at the 2019 March American Physical Society’s (APS) Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. More »

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Minnesota physicists receive grant to develop quantum computing

Professors Vlad Pribiag and Paul Crowell from the School of Physics and Astronomy are part of a group that received a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop materials and device knowledge for creating quantum computing. More »

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Skillman elected as APS Fellow

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 »

Tales to Astonish #13

Kakalios on Backstory Pod Cast

Professor James Kakalios appeared on the Public Radio podcast podcast Backstory. The episode "In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud" featured a series of stories about the history of the atomic age. Kakalios was interviewed for a segment on way that the atomic bomb and atomic power influenced the popular imagination by becoming an important plot point in comic books. More »

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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 »


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