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Name AscContact InfoResearch Interests
photo.jpg Sean Albiston
Lab Services Coord.
PHYS 135 (office), 625-3598
sean @ physics.umn.edu
JennyAllanweb.jpg Jenny Allan
Editor
PAN 250 (office), 624-2852
jenny @ physics.umn.edu
Grahamweb.jpg Graham Allan
Sys/Database Design/Admin 3
PAN 370 (office), 624-5040
PAN 383 (lab)
allan @ physics.umn.edu
Daniel Jessen Ambrose
Research Associate
Fermilab (off-campus)
ambr0028 @ umn.edu
Particle Physics
Eileen Amos
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist
Soudan Mine (off-campus), 218-753-8990-surface-bldg.
eileen @ sudan.umn.edu
staff photo.jpg Brian Andersson
Education Program Specialist 1
WILLEYH 115 (office), 624-6584
banders @ physics.umn.edu
Francois Aubin
Research Associate
PAN 313 (office)
faubin @ umn.edu
Cosmology
Projjwal Banerjee
Research Associate
MCNAMARAC Suite 160 Rm 143 (office), 625-8027
banerjee @ physics.umn.edu
Nuclear Astrophysics, Origin of Elements, Stellar Nucleosyntheis
BenBayman.jpg Benjamin Bayman
Professor Emeritus
MCNAMARAC 160/150 (office), 624-0309
bayman @ physics.umn.edu
Theoretical nuclear physics; nuclear structure; direct nuclear reactions; relativistic Coulomb excitation
Richard Becker
Senior Research Associate
SHEPLAB 401 (office), 624-0834
rhbecker @ umn.edu
Space Physics
Danielle Berg
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 475b (office), 626-2052
berg @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
photo.jpg Jianming Bian
Research Associate
PAN 424 (office), 624-7861
bianjm @ physics.umn.edu
Particle Physics
Nicholas Bjorgo
Electronics Technician
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
ndborgo @ umn.edu
victor3web.jpg Victor Boantza
Assistant Professor (History of Science & Technology)
MCNAMARAC 147-2 (office)
boantza @ physics.umn.edu
DSC_9146.jpg Aaron Breneman
Research Associate
PHYS 468 (office), 625-4518
awbrenem @ gmail.com
Space Physics
Walter Brisken
Visitor
PAN 351 (office), 612-301-2321
wbrisken @ physics.umn.edu
BroadhurstLarge.jpg John Broadhurst
Professor
PHYS 324 (office), 624-2502
johnb @ physics.umn.edu
The use of nuclear reactions to enhance the treatment of cancers by ionizing radiation. The experimental study of the migration of heavy cations during the contraction of skeletal muscle cells., The measurement of the stellar velocities
RaeAnna Buchholz
Undergraduate Clerical/Admin Support
PHYS 431 (office)
buch0270 @ umn.edu
BurnellHeadshotSmall.jpg Fiona Burnell
Assistant Professor
PAN 342 (office), 624-0319
fburnell @ umn.edu
Exotic phases of matter-- phases not described by the conventional Landau classification based on broken symmetries.
Charles Cadeau
Senior Electronics Technician
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
crcadeau @ umn.edu
IMG_5494.JPG Charles E. Campbell
Professor
PAN 419 (office), 624-4141
campbell @ umn.edu
The many-body theory and statistical mechanics of quantum spin systems and of strongly correlated quantum fluids.
Physics Profile.jpg John Capriotti
Lecturer
PHYS 230 (office), 624-0405
capriotti @ physics.umn.edu
profile10.jpg Cynthia Cattell
Professor
AMUNDH 385 (office), 626-8918
cattell @ umn.edu
Space plasma physics; magnetic and electric field measurements; auroral particle acceleration;particle acceleration processes;non-linear plasma physics; magnetic reconnection and shocks.
Hassan Chagani
Research Associate
PAN 323 (office), 624-4806
PAN 43 (lab), 624-6046
chagani @ physics.umn.edu
Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment
jerome chalmeau.jpg Jerome Chalmeau
Visiting Research Associate
PHYS S53 (office), 626-8085
chalmeau @ physics.umn.edu
Synthetic biology & physical biology
Yan Chen
Research Associate
PHYS 314A (office), 626-8684
chen @ physics.umn.edu
Biophysics
cherman.jpg Aleksey Cherman
Research Associate
WBOB 130-5 (office), 624-8368
acherman @ umn.edu
High energy particle theory and phenomenology, nuclear theory, QCD
AndreyChubukov.jpg Andrey Chubukov
Professor
PAN 216 (office), 612-626-0726
achubuko @ umn.edu
Condensed Matter
colpitts head.jpg Chris Colpitts
Research Associate
PHYS 476 (office), 626-1691
chris @ physics.umn.edu
Space plasma physics, wave-particle interactions
HansCourant.jpg Hans Courant
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231E (office), 624-9361
hans @ physics.umn.edu
Accelerator and non-accelerator elementary particle physics at the Soudan Underground Research Facility, and at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
venice.JPG Dan Cronin-Hennessy
Associate Professor
PAN 346 (office), 624-9079
hennessy @ physics.umn.edu
CP-Violation, quark- and lepton-mixing matrices.
Kristin Crouse
Temp IT
PHYS 161A (office), 625-9323
crou0048 @ umn.edu
Crowder, Gwynne.jpg Gwynne Crowder
Research Associate
PAN 323 (office), 624-4806
crowder @ physics.umn.edu
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Crowellnew6web.jpg Paul Crowell
Professor
PAN 220 (office), 624-4828
PAN 283 (lab), 626-9371
crowell @ physics.umn.edu
Spin dynamics and transport in ferromagnets and ferromagnet-semiconductor heterostructures.
prisca_greece3_cut.jpg Priscilla Cushman
Professor
PAN 327 (office), 626-8917
prisca @ physics.umn.edu
Dark matter searches, novel particle detectors, collaborative work in integrative tools for Underground Science, low background techniques
C:\Documents and Settings\DanD\My Documents\Dan D 4.jpg E. Dan Dahlberg
Professor
PAN 219 (office), 624-3506
PAN 10 (lab), 424-4058
dand @ physics.umn.edu
Condensed Matter
davidson.jpg Kris Davidson
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics), Dir. Graduate Studies
PHYS 368/485 (office), 624-5711/624-9069
kd @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomy
Dehnhard Dietrich Dehnhard
Professor Emeritus
dehnhard @ physics.umn.eduIntermediate Energy Nuclear Physics.
greatwall-desai.jpg Satish Desai
Research Associate
PAN 350 (office), 624-1020
desai @ physics.umn.edu
Neutrino oscillations, CP violation with neutrinos, the Higgs boson, electroweak symmetry breaking
Daniel DeVaney
Sr. Laboratory Technician
Soudan Mine (off-campus)
ddevaney @ umn.edu
Particle Physics
Dickey John Dickey
Professor Emeritus (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
john.dickey @ utas.edu.auRadio Spectroscopy of the Milky Way and other galaxies.
John Dombeck
Info Tech Prof
SHEPLAB 148 (office), 626-8361
johnd @ fields.space.umn.edu
Space Physics
Barbara-web.jpg Barbara Eastwold
History of Science and Technology Program Associate
PILLSH 220B (office), 624-7069
eastw002 @ umn.edu
History of Science
Jason Evans
Research Associate
WBOB 130-5 (office), 624-8368
jlevans @ umn.edu
farnsworth3.jpg Damon Farnsworth
Graduate Research Assistant ((Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 475a (office), 626-1841
farnsworth @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomy
picture_fernandes_2013.jpg Rafael Fernandes
Assistant Professor
PAN 242 (office), 612-625-9283
rfernand @ umn.edu
Strongly correlated electron systems. Unconventional superconductivity. Competing phases and emergent order. Disorder effects in quantum phase transitions.
Fliescher, Stefan.jpg Stefan Fliescher
Research Associate
PAN 315 (office), 626-6581
fliesche @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology
lucy fortson.jpg Lucy Fortson
Associate Professor and Associate Head
PAN 354 (office), 624-9587
fortson @ physics.umn.edu
High-energy astrophysics, gamma-ray astronomy, extragalactic astronomy including active galactic nuclei and barred spirals; Developing online citizen science as a method to solve research problems with large datasets; physics education research.
Erich Frahm
Senior Engineer
PAN 423 (office), 626-1015
frahm @ physics.umn.edu
Particle Physics
ShelleyFrankel.jpg Shelley Frankel
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
PAN 212 (office), 612-301-1816
shelley @ physics.umn.edu
mf_portrait.jpg Matthew Fritts
Research Associate
PAN 324 (office), 301-1818
PAN 43 (lab), 624-6046
fritts @ physics.umn.edu
astroparticle physics, cosmology, cryogenics
Frodermanweb.jpg Evan Frodermann
Lecturer
WMSONH 130B (office), 625-9323
frodermann @ physics.umn.edu
HBT radii of heavy-ion collisions using photon and pion signals. Research in utilizing better techniques in teaching undergraduate physics. Using computer driven tutorial programs to aid students in developing sound problem solving approaches.
904464_626079990741195_1019849945_o.jpg Marianna Gabrielyan
Research Associate
PAN 350 (office)
mgabriel @ physics.umn.edu
DSE-14018.jpg Eric Ganz
Associate Professor
PAN 319 (office), 624-2386
ganzx001 @ umn.edu
Calculations of the properties of novel Metal-Organic and Covalent-Organic Frameworks.
Gasiorowicz Stephen Gasiorowicz
Professor Emeritus
WBOB 130-10 (office), 624-3804
gasior @ umn.edu
My recent research work has concentrated around flux-tube models of hadrons that mimic, through boundary conditions, the flux-confinement believed to characterize QCD.
imageGehrz.jpg Robert Gehrz
Professor and Founding Director, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics
SHEPLAB 546 (office), 624-7806/626-2067
gehrz @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomy
Gherghetta Tony Gherghetta
Professor
WBOB 130-9 (office), 301-9198
tgher @ umn.edu
Physics beyond the Standard Model; LHC phenomenology; Supersymmetry; Extra dimensions; AdS/CFT and holography.
BGmug.jpg Bill Gilbert
Electromechanical Systems Spec
PAN 423 (office), 624-4870
wgilbert @ physics.umn.edu
Particle Physics
Keith Goetz
Associate Program Director
PHYS 370 (office), 624-3520
goetz @ umn.edu
Space Physics
Goldman Allen Goldman
Regents Professor
PAN 226 (office), 624-6062
PAN 20, 30 (lab)
goldman @ physics.umn.edu
Properties of superconductors and selected magnetic materials in the configuration of thin films.
Greven 200x292.jpg Martin Greven
Professor
PAN 218 (office), 624-7542
PAN 264, 270, 276 (lab), 626-9668
greven @ physics.umn.edu
Experimental condensed matter physics. High-temperature superconductivity. Low-dimensional magnetism. Crystal growth of quantum materials. Neutron and X-ray scattering. Transport and magnetization measurements.
Jeffrey Gunderson
Research Specialist
Soudan Mine (off-campus)
gund0328 @ umn.edu
halley.jpg J. Woods Halley
Professor
SHEPLAB 181 (after 6/1) (office), 624-0395
SHEPLAB 496 (lab)
woods @ woods1.spa.umn.edu
Condensed matter and chemical physics theory, simulation and experiment with an emphasis on interfaces and models of prebiotic evolution.
Hanany Shaul Hanany
Professor
PAN 316 (office), 626-8929
PAN 388 (lab), 625-1074
hanany @ umn.edu
Observational Cosmology; Early Universe Physics
Geoffrey Harms
Lab Machinist Specialist
PHYS 21 Bio Sci (office), 625-9754
harms002 @ umn.edu
amanda.jpg Amanda Hawkinson
Graduate Program Administrator
WMSONH 145 (office), 624-7375
amanda @ physics.umn.edu
Hegerweb.jpg Alexander Heger
Adjunct Professor
alexander.heger @ monash.eduMassive and very massive stars, the first stars, stellar rotation, nucleosynthesis, supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, X-ray bursts.
KenHeller.jpg Kenneth Heller
Professor
PAN 348 (office), 624-7314
PAN 450 (lab)
heller @ physics.umn.edu
Research in high energy particle physics currently focuses on neutrino oscillations as measured in long baseline accelerator experiments. Research in physics education focuses the use, learning, and teaching of problem solving in physics.
Justin Hietala
Graduate Student
justinh @ physics.umn.edu Particle Physics
Hintz Norton Hintz
Professor Emeritus
norton @ physics.umn.eduNuclear Structure physics, and the interaction of nucleons in the nucleus.
Hobbie.jpg Russell Hobbie
Professor Emeritus
hobbie @ umn.edu
CClabweb.jpg Cheng-Cher Huang
Professor
PAN 230 (office), 624-0861
huang001 @ umn.edu
Condensed Matter
Humphreys Roberta Humphreys
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics)
MCNAMARAC Suite 160, Room 146-1 (office), 624-6530
roberta @ umn.edu
Luminous stars, stellar evolution, optical spectroscopy, galactic structure
Cavan Hussein
Undergraduate Systems Software Programmer
PAN 370 (office), 612-626-1139
cavan @ physics.umn.edu
MichelJannsen.jpg Michel Janssen
Professor
SHEPLAB 146 (office), 624-5880
janss011 @ umn.edu
History of physics, especially the relativity and quantum revolutions in the early twentieth century.
Walter Johnson
Prof. Emeritus
cork @ umn.edu
picture_of_me_2.jpg Terry J. Jones
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics), Dir. Graduate Studies
FRASERH 353 (office), 624-8009/626-2067
SHEPLAB 554 (lab)
tjj @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomical polarimetry, Infrared astronomy, Comets and Interstellar Magnetic Fields.
Jones Thomas W. Jones
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
MCNAMARAC 144 (office), 624-8546/624-1699
twj @ astro.umn.edu
Theoretical and computational astrophysics, acceleration of cosmic rays, physics of diffusive shock acceleration, magnetohydrodynamics, galaxy clusters and the intracluster medium, radio galaxy dynamics, supernova remnant dynamics [Research Group Web Pag
Terrence Joyce
Research Associate
PAN 450 (office)
PAN 450 (lab)
joyce007 @ umn.edu
Particle Physics
kakalios.jpg James Kakalios
Professor
PAN 352 (office), 624-9856/626-7479
PAN 381 (lab)
kakalios @ umn.edu
Experimental Condensed Matter: Amorphous Semiconductors, Fluctuation Phenomena in Neurological Systems, Segregation in Granular Media
Kamenev Alex Kamenev
Professor
PAN 228 (office), 626-0724
kamenev @ physics.umn.edu
Theoretical condensed matter physics, disordered systems and glasses, field-theoretical treatment of many-body systems, mesoscopic systems, out of equilibrium systems
Jian Kang.jpg Jian Kang
Research Associate
PAN 232 (office)
kang @ physics.umn.edu
Condensed Matter
Shih-Chuan Kao
Research Associate
PAN 423 (office), 625-5810
skao @ umn.edu
Particle Physics
kapusta10.jpg Joseph Kapusta
Professor/Director of Graduate Studies
MCNAMARAC Suite 160 Rm. 147-1 (office), 624-0506
kapusta @ physics.umn.edu
Quantum field theory at finite temperature and density with applications to high energy nuclear collisions, astrophysics, and cosmology.
Susan Kasahara
Info Tech Prof
PAN 424 (office), 612-801-0018
schubert @ physics.umn.edu
Particle Physics
amitkashi_h.jpg Amit Kashi
Research Associate (Astronomy)
MCNAMARAC Suite 160, Room 143 (office), 612-301-9562
kashi @ physics.umn.edu
Massive stars, binary evolution, transients, accretion processes.
PaulKellogg.jpg Paul Kellogg
Professor Emeritus
SHEPLAB 135 (office), 624-1668
pauljkellogg @ gmail.com
Michael Knox
Information Technology Professional
WALIB 428 (office), 626-9224
mikeknox @ lcse.umn.edu
Astronomy
KNUTSON.jpg Allen Knutson
Elec.Mech.Spec.
PHYS 78 (office), 624-3353
knutson @ physics.umn.edu
AK-2013.JPG Attila Kovacs
Research Associate (Astronomy)
PHYS 485 (office), 5-0580
kovacs @ astro.umn.edu
submillimeter galaxies, galaxy formation/evolution, mm-wave instrumentation, bolometers, lithographic spectrometers, GPU-readout for kinetic inductance detectors, data reduction & algorithms, RF circuit design
Jennifer-Kroschel.jpg Jennifer Kroschel
Assistant To Student Programs
WMSONH 145B (office), 612.624.1625
jkrosche @ umn.edu
YKheadweb.jpg Yuichi Kubota
Professor
PAN 428 (office), 624-9582
PAN 470 (lab), 301-2339
yk @ physics.umn.edu
I am interested in finding clues to the future theory of particles which will extend our current understanding. So far from three years of data collection (2010-2012) and analysis, evidence for neither SUSY nor extra dimension has been found.
Adam Kutz
Student Info Tech Intermediate
PAN 370 (office), 612-626-1139
adam @ physics.umn.edu
Curtis Lerol
Administrative Professional
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus), 218-753-6611
lerol001 @ umn.edu
Lysaknew.jpg Robert Lysak
Professor
AMUNDH 383 (office), 625-1323
lysak @ physics.umn.edu
Theoretical Space Plasma Physics, especially magnetospheric physics; auroral particle acceleration; dynamics of ultra-low-frequency (ULF) waves in the magnetosphere, especially kinetic Alfven waves; magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling; dynamics of field-ali
VuknewWeb.jpg Vuk Mandic
Associate Professor
PAN 328 (office), 624-6844
mandic @ physics.umn.edu
Gravitational Wave Physics, Observational Cosmology, Early Universe Physics
2012_jmm_library_small.jpg Jeremiah Mans
Associate Professor/Director of Undergraduate Studies
PAN 427 (office), 625-8994
PAN 475 (lab)
jmmans @ physics.umn.edu
Hadron collider physics at the high energy frontier, trigger and data acquisition electronics.
Homer Mantis
Prof. Emeritus
mantis @ physics.umn.edu
Erwin-Marquit-web.jpg Erwin Marquit
Professor Emeritus
marqu002 @ umn.edu
marvin3web.jpg Marvin Marshak
Professor/Director of Undergrad Research at U of MN
PAN 330 (office), 624-1312
marshak @ umn.edu
Properties of fundamental interactions, including measurement of neutrino mass, tests of stability of matter (proton decay); high energy cosmic ray physics and astrophysics.
Konrad Mauersberger
Professor Emeritus
mauersberger @ comcast.net
KM_headshot_v6.png Kristen McQuinn
Research Associate (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 351 (office), 624-1817
kmcquinn @ astro.umn.edu
Galaxy Evolution, Resolved Stellar Populations, Starburst Galaxies
Jerry Meier
Admin. Prof.
Soudan Mine (off-campus), 218-753-6611
meier @ soudan.umn.edu
Particle Physics
Peter Mendygral
Graduate Research Assistant (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
WALIB 415 (office), 626-2275
mendygral @ astro.umn.edu
William Miller
Administrative Professional
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus), 218-374-2400
miller @ soudan.umn.edu
Steve Monson-1 9-12-14.jpg Steven J. Monson
Senior Scientist
SHEPLAB 592A (office), 624-5591
SHEPLAB 592 (lab)
monson @ waves.space.umn.edu
Space Physics
Jochen Mueller
Professor
PAN 418 (office), 625-4369
mueller @ physics.umn.edu
Experimental biophysics, two-photon excitation microscopy, fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy
396.PNG Hajime Muramatsu
Research Associate
PAN 424 (office), 624-7861
muramatsu @ physics.umn.edu
Particle Physics
julie1.jpg Julie Murphy
Assistant to the Head for Human Resources and Communications
PAN 250A (office), 625-6928
jjmurphy @ physics.umn.edu
Meghan Murray
Coordinator (Fine Theoretical Physics Institute)
WBOB 130-11 (office), 624-8367
murray @ physics.umn.edu
Amy Nastrom Nordlander
Executive Accounts Specialist
PAN 250 (office), 626-8104
nast0002 @ umn.edu
tommy nelson.jpg Tommy Nelson
Research Associate
FRASERH 310 (office), 624-9804
tnelson @ physics.umn.edu
Classical and recurrent novae X-rays from cataclysmic variables and symbiotic stars High energy emission from blazars, tools for citizen science
Vincentweb.jpg Vincent Noireaux
Associate Professor
PAN 416 (office), 624-6589
PAN 484 (lab), 626-8085
noireaux @ umn.edu
Experimental biological physics and synthetic biology. In vitro gene expression, development of a cell-free transcription/translation molecular programming platform, biophysics of a synthetic cell system.
Shervin Nourbakhsh
Research Associate
CERN (office)
snourbak @ umn.edu
Particle Physics
OliveWeb.jpg Keith Olive
Professor/Director FTPI
WBOB 130-10 (office), 624-7354
olive @ umn.edu
Cosmology/Particle Physics
GinnyOlson.jpg Virginia (Ginny) Olson
Assistant to the Head for Finance
PAN 250 (office), 624-5786
ginny @ physics.umn.edu
PeterPOrth.jpg Peter Orth
Research Associate
PAN 232 (office)
porth @ umn.edu
Non-equilibrium dynamics of interacting quantum many-body systems, quantum magnetism with competing interactions, and interaction effects in graphene and topological insulators.
web-denise17.jpg Denise Osterholm
Administrative Professional
Soudan Mine (off-campus)
dosterho @ umn.edu
Pawloskiweb.jpg Gregory Pawloski
Assistant Professor
PAN 344 (office), 624-7592
pawloski @ physics.umn.edu
Neutrino Oscillations, Matter-Antimatter Asymmetries
Lauren Pearce
Research Associate
WBOB 130-1 (office)
lpearce @ umn.edu
Peloso Marco Peloso
Professor
WBOB 130/9 (office), 624-6525
peloso @ physics.umn.edu
Astroparticle physics, Inflation, Cosmology of extra-dimensions, Physics beyond the Standard Model
Pepin Robert Pepin
Professor, Emeritus
SHEPLAB 421 (office), 624-0819
SHEPLAB 214 (lab), 624-6001
pepin001 @ umn.edu
Space Physics
natalia.jpg Natalia Perkins
Associate Professor
PHYS 314 (office), 301-6786
nperkins @ umn.edu
Strongly correlated electron systems. Frustrated magnetism. Orbital physics. Competing phases and emergent order in systems with strong spin-orbit coupling.
Earl-Peterson-web.jpg Earl Peterson
Professor Emeritus
eap @ physics.umn.eduMy research interests are centered on experimental tests of grand unified theories, the neutrino sector of the standard model and high-energy cosmic-ray observations.
Steven Pliam
Temp/Casual
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
plia0003 @ umn.edu
ron1.jpg Ronald Poling
Professor, Head of School of Physics and Astronomy
PHYS 145 (office), 624-7870
PAN 421 (office), 301-2330
poling @ umn.edu
Particle Physics
PribiagWeb.jpg Vlad Pribiag
Assistant Professor
PAN 214 (office), 612-301-1817
PAN 353 (lab)
vpribiag @ umn.edu
My research focuses on quantum electronic transport in low-dimensional semiconductor systems.
Prykeweb.jpg Clement Pryke
Associate Professor
PAN 318 (office), 624-7578
PAN 382 (lab)
pryke @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology--Cosmic microwave background
PuchnerWeb.jpg Elias Puchner
Assistant Professor
PAN 413 (office), 6123012326
PAN 481 (lab)
epuchner @ umn.edu
Cellular and molecular biophysics, cell- and synthetic biology. Single molecule and super-resolution microscopy (PALM/STORM). Single molecule force spectroscopy (AFM).
yong-zhong qian.jpg Yong-Zhong Qian
Professor
PHYS 342C (office), 624-7567
qian @ physics.umn.edu
Nuclear/particle astrophysics and cosmology: neutrino oscillations and their effects in astrophysical environments, supernova explosion and nucleosynthesis, chemical evolution of galaxies
me directory.jpg Jahan Rafian
Undergraduate Clerical/Administrative Support - Accounting
PHYS 138 (office), 624-5786
rafia001 @ umn.edu
Konstantin Reich
Research Associate
PAN 225 (office)
reich @ physics.umn.edu
Condensed Matter
KevinRoberts.jpg Kevin Roberts
Coordinator
FRASERH 354 (office), 624-7053
kroberts @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomy
MyPhoto1.jpg Ioannis Rousochatzakis
Research Associate
PAN 225 (office)
rousocha @ physics.umn.edu
Condensed Matter
Nicole Ruckstuhl
Research Associate
PHYS CERN (office)
ruckstah @ physics.umn.edu
serge-rudaz.jpg Serge Rudaz
Professor/Director, University Honors Program
MCNAMARAC 148-1 (office), 624-5022
rudaz @ physics.umn.edu
Unified theories of elementary particle interactions and their phenomenology, applications to cosmology and astroparticle physics;
kpic.gif Keith Ruddick
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231 (office), 624-5586
ruddick @ physics.umn.edu
High energy particle interactions; nucleon decay; neutrino interactions; high energy cosmic rays; detector development.
LarryRudnick.jpg Lawrence Rudnick
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
FRASERH 352 (office), 624-3396
larry @ astro.umn.edu
Interactions of astrophysical relativistic plasmas in supernova remnants and clusters of galaxies with thermal plasmas from 10^4 to 10^7K. Studied through radio, X-ray and optical observations.
Cameron Rulten
Research Associate
rulten @ physics.umn.edu Space Physics
RogerRusack.jpg Roger Rusack
Professor
PAN 430 (office), 624-2322
rusack @ physics.umn.edu
I carry out accelerator based experiments to understand the fundamental forces in Nature.
270529_530063736405_54400368_30478274_1505851_n-1.jpg Michael Rutkowski
Research Associate (Astronomy)
PAN 355 (office)
rutkowsk @ astro.umn.edu
Star formation in early-type galaxies, Grism spectroscopy of intermediate-z massive galaxies; Lyman-alpha and UV continuum
David Saranen
Digital Eqt. Serv. Spec.
Soudan Mine (off-campus), 218-753-6611
saranen @ physics.umn.edu
Scott Sawyer
Maintenance Operations Mechanic
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
sasawyer @ umn.edu
Photo on 2011-02-23 at 13.44.jpg M. Claudia Scarlata
Assistant Professor
PAN 347 (office), 6-1811
scarlata @ astro.umn.edu
Galaxy formation and evolution: massive galaxies, evolution of galaxy structure. Lyα line as a cosmological tool: escape of Lyα photons, large-scale structure, Lyα blobs. Reionization: Lyman continuum escape fraction, IR background fluctuations
Dennis Schlutter
Scientist
SHEPLAB 212 (office), 624-6001
schlu002 @ umn.edu
Space Physics
MyPic.jpg Michael Schuett
PAN 232 (office), 301-1154
schue340 @ umn.edu
Non-equilibrium properties and transport in critical, interacting and disordered many-body systems. Novel properties exhibited in materials when exposed to a rapidly changing environment.
Marc Schulz
Research Associate
PAN 232 (office), 612-301-1154
mschulz @ physics.umn.edu
Condensed Matter
Arlene Schuweiler
Undergraduate Clerical Administrative Support
PHYS 356 (office), 624-8379
schuweil @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomy
Robert Schwarz
Research Fellow
PHYS Antarctica (office)
rschwarz @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology
AlanShapiro.jpg Alan Shapiro
Professor Emeritus
MCNAMARAC 160 (office), 624-5770
ashapiro @ physics.umn.edu
Christopher Sheehy
Research Specialist
PHYS 220 (office), 625-1802
csheehy @ physics.umn.edu
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Ya-Msk.jpg Mikhail Shifman
Professor
WBOB 130-8 (office), 626-0723
shifman @ physics.umn.edu
Gauge field theories at strong coupling and supersymmetric field theories in various dimensions; supersymmetric solitons and solitons at the interface of high energy physics and condensed matter.
boris-alt.jpg Boris Shklovskii
Professor
PAN 222 (office), 625-0771
shklovsk @ physics.umn.edu
Theory of transport and electron-electron correlations in disordered systems, quantum Hall effect, hopping conduction and metal-nonmetal transition.
Andrea Simenstad
Developer 2
simensta @ physics.umn.edu Space Physics
Debabrata Sinha
Research Specialist
sinha @ physics.umn.edu
Skillman Evan Skillman
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics)
FRASERH 335 (office), 624-9523
skillman @ astro.umn.edu
Extragalactic Observational Astronomy; Specializing in: Chemical Evolution of Galaxies, Structure and Evolution of Dwarf Galaxies, H II Region Abundances, Star Formation, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, Cluster Galaxies
Yan Song
Senior Research Associate
AMUNDH 380 (office), 624-4053
yan @ fields.space.umn.edu
Space Physics
Angela Stehr
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec
MCNAMARAC 160 (office), 301-8303
stehr002 @ umn.edu
MetteMarie Stewart
Finance Professional 2
PAN 250 (office), 626-6509
mette @ physics.umn.edu
IMG_6262_ed_resize.jpg Andrea Stronghart
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec
PAN 321 (office), 612-624-7886
astrong @ umn.edu
Stuewer.jpg Roger H. Stuewer
Professor Emeritus
MCNAMARAC 150 (office), 624-5770
rstuewer @ physics.umn.edu
History of Science
Yau-Chien Tang
Professor Emeritus
tang @ physics.umn.edu
ScottThaller.jpg Scott Thaller
Research Assistant
PHYS 470 (office), 624-6804
thaller @ physics.umn.edu
Space Physics
Terry-web.jpg Terry Thibeault
Executive Assistant, Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics
FRASERH 345 (office), 624-4811
tt @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomy
Zachary Thomas
Research Associate
WBOB 103-1 (office)
ztthomas @ umn.edu
IMG_0416web.jpg Arkady Vainshtein
Professor
WBOB 130-7 (office), 626-0814
vainshte @ umn.edu
Theory of fundamental interactions: gauge theories, supersymmetry. Operator product expansion and its applications.
DSC_0335.jpg Oriol T. Valls
Professor
MCNAMARAC 148-2 (via 160) (office), 624-0516
otvalls @ umn.edu
Superconducting and Magnetic Proximity Effects in F/S nanostructures; Exotic forms of superconductivity; Charge and Spin Transport in F/S nanostructures; Superfluid Hydrodynamics; Dynamics of quantum Crystals.
anv2.jpg Anthony Villano
Research Associate
PAN 323 (office), 624-4806
villaa @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology, Particle Physics
VinalsWeb.jpg Jorge Vinals
Professor
PHYS 346 (office), 624-9074
vinals @ umn.edu
Pattern formation outside of thermodynamic equilibrium. Nonlinear dynamics, bifurcation, and chaos. Defect motion in soft matter and in complex fluids such as block copolymers and nematic suspensions.
William Voje
Helium Liquifier
PAN 68 (office), 625-8552
PAN 70 (lab), 626-7895
vojex001 @ umn.edu
IMG_0487web.jpg Mikhail Voloshin
Professor
WBOB 130-6 (office), 625-0798
voloshin @ physics.umn.edu
Properties of elementary particles. Gauge theories of strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions. Non-perturbative dynamics of quantum fields.
JakeWaddington.jpg Cecil J. Waddington
Prof. Emeritus
SHEPLAB 149 (office), 624-2566
wadd @ physics.umn.edu
Cosmic Ray physics
Reid Wagner
Junior Scientist
rwagner @ physics.umn.edu
TomWalsh.jpg Thomas Walsh
Professor
PHYS 331 (office), 624-1371
tfw @ physics.umn.edu
Phenomenology of Quantum Chromodynamics and the Standard Model; Lattice Gauge Theory; Astroparticle Physics.
Wick-web.jpg Kurt Wick
Senior Scientist
PHYS 69 (office), 624-2831
wick @ umn.edu
Melissa Wicker
Student Office Assistant
PHYS 356 (office)
wicker @ astro.umn.edu
Thomas Wieber
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
trwieber @ umn.edu
Screen shot 2012-06-27 at 6.41.44 PM.png Kyle Willett
Research Associate
PAN 355 (office), 612-626-0405
willett @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology
Liliya Williams Web Profile Picture.jpg Liliya L.R. Williams
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
FRASERH 333 (office), 624-1084
llrw @ astro.umn.edu
Cosmology; distribution of dark matter; gravitational lensing; formation of structure
Paul Woodward
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics); Director, LCSE
WALIB 428 (office), 625-8049
paul @ lcse.umn.edu
Astronomy
13 08 25_Sierra_2013_6551-M.jpg Charles E. Woodward
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics); Coordinator LBTO
SHEPLAB 327 (office), 624-0254/626-2067
SHEPLAB 554 (lab)
woodw024 @ umn.edu
Solar system comets; classical novae and CVs; evolved stellar populations.
Wygantweb.jpg John Wygant
Professor
PHYS 371 (office), 626-8921
wygan001 @ umn.edu
Experimental Space Plasma Physics: Shock waves; aurora; magnetic field reconnection; mechanisms for relativistic particle acceleration.
whoami.jpg Aaron Wynveen
Lecturer
PHYS 230 (office), 612-301-1820
RECWELLCTR Weight Room (lab)
wynveen @ physics.umn.edu
Computational and theoretical models of condensed matter systems. DNA structure, interactions, homologous recognition and aggregation. Hydrophobic interactions in electrolytic solutions. Polyelectrolyte brushes. Quantum fluids. Prebiotic evolution.
Yu, Guichuan.jpg Guichuan Yu
Research Associate
PAN 246 (office), 624-9015
yu @ physics.umn.edu
Magnetic neutron scattering studies of the high-Tc superconductors HgBa2CuO4+δ and (Nd,Ce)2CuO4+δ. Crystal growth and characterization. Torque magnetometry.
Kathryn Ziffer
Executive Ofc & Admin Specialist
PHYS 419 (office), 612-624-7366
ziffer @ physics.umn.edu
WilliamZimmerman.jpg William Zimmermann
Professor Emeritus
SHEPLAB 149 (office), 4-4387
PAN 376 (lab)
zimme004 @ umn.edu
Experimental study of superfluidity in liquid 4He and 3He/4He mixtures.
MichaelZudov.jpg Michael Zudov
Associate Professor
PAN 224 (office), 626-0364-/-624-2076
PAN 42 (lab)
zudov @ physics.umn.edu
Non-equlibrium transport in quantum Hall systems