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Newsletter 10 now online

The most recent issue of the School of Physics and Astronomy Newsletter is now online. The issue highlights the alumni of the 1960s. More »

Kamenev and Valls named "Outstanding Referees" by APS

School of Physics and Astronomy Professors Alexander Kamenev and Oriol T. Valls were named "Outstanding Referees by the American Physical Society for 2009. More »

Kakalios on the Science of Watchmen

School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Jim Kakalios is a science consultant on the upcoming movie Watchmen. More »

Local Society of Physics Students named "Outstanding Chapter"

The School of Physics and Astronomy Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2007-2008 school year. More »


Goldman to give Regents Professor Lecture

Dr. Allen Goldman, Regents Professor and Head of Physics, will present the first talk of the semester in the Regents Professor Lecture Series. Dr. Goldman will discuss "Superconductivity: High Science and High Technology", on Monday, February 2, 2009, 11:30-1:00 p.m. in the Coffman Union Theater. His talk will be followed by a reception. More »

Physics Force at Northrop will go on

Physics Force will perform their show on Friday, January 16th as scheduled. There is no cancellation due to bad weather. More »

Yong Zhong Qian

Yong Zhong Qian elected APS Fellow

Professor Yong Zhong Qian was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society through the Division of Nuclear Physics. More »


Crowell elected fellow of APS

Professor Paul Crowell was recently elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. Crowell was cited for the application of elegant optical and transport techniques to the study of spin dynamics and transport in metals and semiconductors; and experiments probing the excitation spectra of inhomogeneously magnetized systems, particularly magnetic vortices.

Ashley Nord

Physics Major Ashley Nord wins Rhodes Scholarship

Ashley Lynne Nord, a senior in the University of Minnesota‚Äôs Honors Program, has been named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars for 2008. She is a summa cum laude candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in global studies with a minor in Spanish studies, and a candidate for Bachelor of Science degrees in physics and astrophysics. More »


Kakalios receives Taylor Professorship

James Kakalios has been named one of four Institute of Technology Taylor Distinguished Professors. This is a three year appointment to work as a team of key advisors on matters related to improving undergraduate education within the college. More »

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