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Michel Janssen

Janssen receives research award

Professor Michel Janssen has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Janssen was honored for his studies of the history of physics, especially the relativity and quantum revolutions in the early twentieth century. More »

Pre-Commencement Reception

The College of Science and Engineering graduation ceremony will be Friday, May 13, 2016. There will be a pre-ceremony reception in PAN 110 at 4:00 p.m. for graduates, family, friends, and faculty.

Jay Marx

Marx to deliver Erikson Public Lecture

Dr. Jay Marx, Senior Advisor, LIGO Laboratory, California Institute of Technology will talk about "The Discovery of Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes" on May 6 at 4:00 p.m. in 101 Fraser Hall. More »


Hanany receives Taylor Award

Professor Shaul Hanany has received the 2016 George W. Taylor Distinguished Teaching Award. He is being recognized for his exceptional contributions to undergraduate education, teaching and mentoring. The honor comes with $3,000 to be used in professional development. Hanany will be formally recognized at the College of Science of Engineering Commencement Celebration in May. More »

FTPI to host summer school

The Fine Theoretical Physics Institute will host a summer school on "Advances in strongly correlated electronic systems" from June 13-18, 2016. The deadline to apply to the school is March 27, 2016. Graduate students and postdocs in condensed matter physics are encouraged to apply. More »

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Deadline for applications for scholarships is Monday, March 28. at 11:59 p.m. Learn more about individual scholarships and apply online here.

Rafael Fernandes

Fernandes named Cottrell Scholar

Professor Rafael Fernandes has been named a 2016 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). The honor comes with a $100,000 award to be used in research and teaching. Fernades was one of 24 recipients in the fields of chemistry, physics and science. More »

Mandic on MPR

Professor Vuk Mandic was interviewed by Tom Crann on Minnesota Public Radio about the recent discovery of gravitational waves. Listeners can hear the audio of the recorded signal in the story.

Norton Hintz

Hintz dies at 93

Emeritus Professor Norton Hintz died on February 11, 2016. Hintz joined the physics faculty in 1952, where he taught until his retirement in 1992. Over the decades he published some 90 papers on nuclear structure and the interaction of nucleons in the nucleus. He also did research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, Brookhaven, NY, and at the Indiana University cyclotron. More »

Minnesota SPS named Outstanding Chapter

The School's Society of Physics Students (SPS) was named Outstanding Chapter for the 2014-2015 school year. The honor was awarded by the national organization and is based on the breadth of activities offered by the group.

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