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Sieverding at Research Exhibition

Dr. Andre Sieverding, Post-doctoral Associate at the School of Physics and Astronomy, presented his research at Minnesota Supercomputing Institute annual Research Exhibition. His poster was titled "Exploring new dimensions: Nucleosynthesis based on 3D supernova simulations." More »

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Kakalios video goes viral

Professor James Kakalios of the School of Physics and Astronomy made a video "Physicist Breaks Down The Science Of 10 Iconic Marvel Scenes" that has had 1.6 million views in less than a week. Kakalios has written three popular physics books including the "Physics of Superheroes" making him a much sought-after expert commentator. More »

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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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