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Northstar Science Film Festival

Kakalios, Skillman and Physics Force at Northstar Science Film Festival

Professors Jim Kakalios and Evan Skillman will join panel discussions at the Northstar Science Film Festival in St. Paul this week-end. The Physics Force will also perform at the Festival. Events at the Festival are free to students with a University I.D. More »

Oriol Valls

Valls made member of APS Executive Committee

The American Physical Society has appointed Professor Oriol T. Valls as ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Forum on Physics and Society and as Editor of “Physics and Society," the Forum’s newsletter. More »

Mikhail Shifman ande Arkady Vainshtein

Shifman and Vainshtein win Dirac Medal

Professors Mikahil Shifman and Arkady Vainshtein were awarded the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) 2016 Dirac Medal and Prize in Theoretical Physics. They were cited for their "contributions to a better understanding of field theories in the non-perturbative regime and in particular for exact results in supersymmetric field theories." More »

Greg Pawloski

NOvA finds unexpected neutrino behavior

Scientists from the NOvA collaboration have announced an exciting new result that could improve our understanding of the behavior of neutrinos. More »

James Kakalios

Kakalios wins award for cultural contributions to physics

Professor James Kakalios won the 2016 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Gemant Award. Kakalios was recognized for his contributions to the popular understanding of physics. He is the author of books such as the "The Physics of Superheroes" and "The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics." More »

Larry Rudnick

U of M astronomers help citizen scientists discover rare galaxy cluster

Two volunteer participants in the international crowdsourcing research project, Galaxy Zoo, have discovered a rare galaxy cluster 1.2 billion light years away with help from astronomers at the University of Minnesota. More »

Lucy Fortson

Zooniverse takes on Civil War crowdsourcing project

Associate Professor Lucy Fortson, a leader in the Zooniverse project, has helped develop a crowdsourcing technology to spark curiosity and develop critical-thinking skills among students. The latest project will be to transcribe and decipher nearly 16,000 Civil War telegrams between Abraham Lincoln, his Cabinet, and officers of the Union Army. Roughly one-third of the messages were written in code. More »

Evan Skiillman

Record breaking galaxy could reveal details of Big Bang

University astrophysicist Evan Skillman was a lead researcher in a group that discovered the Little Lion Galaxy, which contains lowest level of heavy elements ever detected in a star-forming galaxy. More »

Vuk Mandic

LIGO does it again: gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

On December 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC, scientists observed gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime—for the second time. More »

Stephen Gasiorowicz

Gasiorowicz dies at 88

Emeritus Professor Stephen Gasiorowicz died June 3rd, 2016. Stephen Gasiorowicz was instrumental in the founding of the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute and served as the Acting Director of the Institute from 1987-1989. The Institute named their seminar room after him. More »

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