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Welcome Physics Alumni

George Gamota
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I went on to the University of Minnesota to pursue electrical engineering. However, soon after I started taking second year honor classes in physics and math, I changed my major to physics because I was inspired by the developments in solid state physics and its potential impact on the future of electronics – vacuum tubes were out and transistors were in. EE was still all about vacuum tubes and no one was teaching solid state. Sputnik and the race for the moon added to the technology euphoria, of the time.

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Wall of Discovery
The Wall of Discovery features several contributions from School professors including Al Nier and Phyllis Frier.
photo by Patrick OLeary

There are many ways that Alumni can get involved and support Physics at Minnesota.

  • Read the newsletter.
  • Send in Class Notes about what you've been up to since graduation to alumni@physics.umn.edu.
  • Visit the department during homecoming or any time. Would you like to tour the building? Contact Julie Murphy.
  • Take a stroll on the Scholars Walk and look at our contributions to the Wall of Discovery. Featured on the Wall of Discovery are John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, Roberta Humphreys, Ernest Lawrence, Alfred O. Nier, Edward Ney and Phyllis St. Cyr Freier.
  • Attend a seminar in the department or events at the University.

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Please consider giving financially to physics. Make a gift here. Your private philanthropy enhances the quality of our education and research.

If you have a tip for a news story, please send us an e-mail at alumni@physics.umn.edu.

We welcome feedback on the new site, the newsletter, and of course, any other way we can help you connect with the department.

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