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Student poster session

The Methods of Experimental Physics II class will hold a poster session in and nearby Room 68 (basement) of Tate Lab of Physics from 11:15 am -- 12:15pm on Friday, May 6. Students, staff and faculty are invited to view class projects and talk to the students about their research.

Bob Lysak

Lysak elected AGU Fellow

Professor Bob Lysak of the School of Physics and Astronomy was selected as a 2011 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).To be elected a Fellow of AGU is a special tribute for those who have made exceptional scientific contributions. Nominated Fellows must have attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences. This designation is conferred upon not more than 0.1% of all AGU members in any given year. New Fellows are chosen by a Committee of Fellows.

Zichun Chen

Physics student wins Goldwater Scholarship

Zijun (Jimmy) Chen, a junior majoring in mathematics and physics in the College of Science and Engineering, has been named a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. Chen plans to pursue a doctorate in condensed matter physics. Under the direction of professor E. D. Dahlberg, Chen has conducted research on a variety of projects at the Magnetic Microscopy Center, including water deformation due to diamagnetism, quantification of magnetic force microscopy and domain wall pinning in permalloy nanowires. More »


Goldman Chair-elect of AAAS Physics Section and appointed to BESAC

Professor Allen Goldman has been made Chair-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Physics Section. He has also been appointed to the Department of Energy's Basic Energy Science Advisory Committee(BESAC).


Physics student awarded medal for research

At its 217th semi-annual meeting held in Seattle this January, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) named Grant Remmen, a student in the University Honors Program and a triple major in astrophysics, physics, and mathematics, as a recipient of the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award. More »

Professor Anton Zeilinger

Anton Zeilinger to deliver Van Vleck Lecture

Anton Zeilinger, a pioneer in the field of Quantum Information will deliver the 35th John and Abigail Van Vleck Lecture. He will speak on the topic of "Quantum Games, Quantum Information, and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics" on Thursday March 10th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 150, Tate Laboratory of Physics. More »


REU now accepting applications

[|Applications] are now being accepted for the 2011 Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program. The deadline is February 11, 2011. The 2011 REU program will run from Monday, June 6, 2011 to Friday, August 12, 2011.


Physics Force at the Convention Center

The Physics Force will present their annual Physics Circus for area school children. The performances will be held at The Minneapolis Convention Center on February 7 - 11, 2011. The Physics Force will also perform The Physics Circus on Thursday, February 10 at 7 PM for other students and the public; it is free. More »


Cattell Named APS Fellow

Professor Cynthia Cattell of the School of Physics and Astronomy was selected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Cattell was nominated by the APS Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics with the citation "For measurements of solitary waves and electric fields in the Earth's radiation belts and for observation and interpretation of the very large amplitude whistler mode waves that provide a new mechanism for accelerating trapped electrons to relativistic energies in a fraction of a second. More »


Janssen Named APS Fellow

Professor Michel Janssen of the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Janssen's Fellowship was recommended by the APS Forum on the History of Physics, with the citation "For path-breaking contributions to the history of early twentieth-century physics, for excellent editorial work on Einstein papers, and for promoting substantive interactions between physicists and historians. More »

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