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Name AscContact InfoResearch Interests
photo.jpg Sean Albiston
Lab Services Coord.
PHYS 135 (office), 625-3598
sean @ physics.umn.edu
Grahamweb.jpg Graham Allan
Info. Tech. Manager
PHYS S43 (office), 624-5040
allan @ physics.umn.edu
JennyAllanweb.jpg Jenny Allan
Editor
PHYS 145 (office), 624-2852
jenny @ physics.umn.edu
Gene Alleman
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
galleman @ umn.edu
Eileen Amos
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist
Soudan Mine (off-campus), 218-753-8990-surface-bldg.
eileen @ sudan.umn.edu
Andersson Brian Andersson
Asst Education Specialist
PHYS 135 (office), 624-6584
banders @ physics.umn.edu
Francois Aubin
Research Associate
PAN 313 (office)
faubin @ umn.edu
Cosmology
Clayton Bahr
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
clbahr @ umn.edu
Allison Bakke
Clerical Admin Support
PHYS 145 (office), 624-7865
bakke @ physics.umn.edu
BenBayman.jpg Benjamin Bayman
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231 (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
Serkan berk.jpg Serkan Berk
Research Assistant
PHYS S60 (office), 624-6045
sberk @ umn.edu
Bertrand.jpg Nick Bertrand
Info Tech Professional
PHYS S43 (office), 626-1139
nick @ physics.umn.edu
photo.jpg Jianming Bian
Research Associate
PAN 424 (office), 624-7861
bianjm @ physics.umn.edu
Particle Physics
Scott Birnie
Principal Rsrch Shop Foreman
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
sdbirnie @ umn.edu
Nicholas Bjorgo
Electronics Technician
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
ndborgo @ umn.edu
Jim Black
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
jjblack @ umn.edu
Larry Blackmer
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
lblackme @ umn.edu
victor3web.jpg Victor Boantza
Assistant Professor (History of Science & Technology)
PHYS 354C (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
Russell Bunch
Student Info Tech Intermediate
PHYS S43 (office)
bunc0035 @ umn.edu
Fiona Burnell
Assistant Professor
PHYS 318 (office), 624-0319
fburnell @ umn.edu
Exotic phases of matter-- phases not described by the conventional Landau classification based on broken symmetries.
DSC_4412.jpg Ronald Bystrom
Principal Rsrch Shop Foreman
PHYS 30 (office), 624-7048
bystr002 @ umn.edu
Charles Cadeau
Senior Electronics Technician
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
crcadeau @ umn.edu
CaferelliWeb.jpg Jennifer Cafarella
Student Office Assistant
PHYS 419 (office), 625-6055
cafarell @ physics.umn.edu
ChuckCampbell.jpg Charles E. Campbell
Professor
PHYS 348 (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
Michael Carlson
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
mrcarlso @ umn.edu
IMG_0690.JPG Filippo Caschera
Research Associate
PHYS S53 (office), 626-8085
filippocaschera @ gmail.com
Synthetic Biology, Artificial Cells, Recombinant DNA, Cell-free expression systems, Lipid Vesicles, Machine Learning.
profile10.jpg Cynthia Cattell
Professor/Associate Head
PHYS 316 (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
PHYS 320 (office), 626-3093
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
Chan, Mun.jpg Mun Chan
Research Associate
PHYS 236 (office), 624-9015
mchan @ physics.umn.edu
Crystal growth and neutron scattering studies of high-Tc superconductors.
Yan Chen
Research Associate
PHYS 314A (office), 626-8684
chen @ physics.umn.edu
Biophysics
cherman.jpg Aleksey Cherman
Research Associate
PHYS 413 (office), 624-8368
acherman @ umn.edu
High energy particle theory and phenomenology, nuclear theory, QCD
John Clippinger
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
jclippin @ umn.edu
colpitts head.jpg Chris Colpitts
Research Associate
PHYS 476 (office), 626-1691
chris @ physics.umn.edu
Space plasma physics, wave-particle interactions
Gary Coran
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
gjcoran @ umn.edu
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.jpg Priscilla Cushman
Professor
PAN 327 (office), 626-8917/624-1534
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
dand @ physics.umn.edu
Condensed Matter
Bryan Dahmes
Research Associate
PAN 423 (office), 625-5810
dahme003 @ umn.edu
Particle Physics
Lei Dai
Research Associate
PHYS 470 (office), 624-6804
dai @ physics.umn.edu
Space Physics
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.
Derksnew.jpg George Derks
Laboratory Machine Specialist
PHYS 30 (office), 624-7048
derks001 @ umn.edu
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
Ben DeYoung
Junior Scientist
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
deyo0039 @ umn.edu
Dickey John Dickey
Professor Emeritus (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
john.dickey @ utas.edu.auRadio Spectroscopy of the Milky Way and other galaxies.
Ema Dimstro
Research Associate
PHYS 409 (office), 624-8801
ema @ physics.umn.edu
Brian Dockwell
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
bdockwel @ umn.edu
John Dombeck
Info Tech Prof
PHYS 476 (office), 626-8361
johnd @ fields.space.umn.edu
Space Physics
jon dumm.jpg Jonathan Dumm
Research Associate
PAN 376 (office), 626-0405
dumm @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology
Barbara-web.jpg Barbara Eastwold
History of Science Program Associate
PILLSH 220B (office), 624-7069
eastw002 @ umn.edu
History of Science
Nathan Engfer
Student Office Assistant
PHYS 145 (office)
engfe017 @ umn.edu
Jason Evans
Research Associate
PHYS 413 (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
PHYS 342F (office), 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
Keir Fogarty
Visitor
PHYS S60 (office), 624-6045
fogarty @ umn.edu
lucy fortson.jpg Lucy Fortson
Associate Professor
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 237 (office), 626-0236
shelley @ physics.umn.edu
mf_portrait.jpg Matthew Fritts
Research Collaborator
PAN 244 (office), 301-1813
PAN 443 (lab)
fritts @ physics.umn.edu
astroparticle physics, cosmology, cryogenics
Pic.png Evan Frodermann
Lecturer
PHYS 161B (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.
Scott Fuller
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
safuller @ umn.edu
904464_626079990741195_1019849945_o.jpg Marianna Gabrielyan
Research Associate
PAN 350 (office)
mgabriel @ physics.umn.edu
William Galvin
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
wmgalvin @ umn.edu
Ganz Eric Ganz
Associate Professor
PHYS 345 (office), 624-2386
ganzx001 @ umn.edu
Calculations of The properties of novel Metal-Organic and Covalent-Organic Frameworks.
Gasiorowicz Stephen Gasiorowicz
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 426 (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.
Geach.jpg Christopher Geach
Research Assistant
PAN 314 (office), 626-9149
geach003 @ umn.edu
Alemsegede Gebremedhen
Junior Scientist
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
gebr0040 @ umn.edu
James Geddes
Junior Scientist
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
gedde013 @ umn.edu
Mark Geerken
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
mgeerken @ umn.edu
imageGehrz.jpg Robert Gehrz
Professor and Founding Director, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics
PHYS 357/385 (office), 624-7806/626-2067
gehrz @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomy
Gherghetta Tony Gherghetta
Professor
PHYS 415 (office), 624-8335
tgher @ umn.edu
Physics beyond the standard model; LHC phenomenology; Supersymmetry; Extra dimensions; AdS/CFT and holography.
BGmug.jpg Bill Gilbert
Electromechanical Systems Spec
PHYS 169 (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.
Daniel Grannes
Junior Scientist
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
gran0467 @ umn.edu
Brent Greenberg
Principal Rsrch Shop Foreman
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
bgreenbu @ umn.edu
Greven 200x292.jpg Martin Greven
Professor
PHYS 309 (office), 624-7542
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
Alan Gustafson
Electronics Technician
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
angustaf @ umn.edu
Joseph Guzik
Junior Scientist
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
guzi0026 @ umn.edu
halley.jpg J. Woods Halley
Professor
PHYS 350C (office), 624-0395
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
Undergraduate Program Assistant
PHYS 148 (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.
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
James Hoffman
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
hoffmanj @ umn.edu
CClabweb.jpg Cheng-Cher Huang
Professor
PAN 230 (office), 624-0861
huang001 @ umn.edu
Condensed Matter
Humphreys Roberta Humphreys
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics), Dir. of Undergraduate Studies
PHYS 358A/485 (office), 624-6530/624-9069
roberta @ astro.umn.edu
Luminous stars, stellar evolution, optical spectroscopy, galactic structure [Research Group Web Page <http://www.astro.umn.edu/directory/>]
Cavan Hussein
Undergraduate Systems Software Programmer
husse063 @ physics.umn.edu
MichelJannsen.jpg Michel Janssen
Professor
PHYS 354B (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
Jason Johnson
Electronics Technician
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
johnsojd @ umn.edu
Jones Terry J. Jones
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics), Dir. Graduate Studies
PHYS 373/385 (office), 624-8009/626-2067
tjj @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomical polarimetry, Infrared astronomy, Comets and Interstellar Magnetic Fields.
Jones Thomas W. Jones
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 369 (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
Natalie Jones
Junior Scientist
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
jone1458 @ umn.edu
Terrence Joyce
Research Associate
PAN 349 (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
PHYS 428 (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
Research Associate
PHYS 235 (office)
kang @ physics.umn.edu
Shih-Chuan Kao
Research Associate
PAN 423 (office), 625-5810
skao @ umn.edu
Particle Physics
Jody Kaplan
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
PAN 321 (office), 624-7886
kaplan @ physics.umn.edu
kapusta10.jpg Joseph Kapusta
Professor/Director of Graduate Studies
PHYS 342D (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 349 (office), 612-801-0018
schubert @ physics.umn.edu
Particle Physics
amitkashi_h.jpg Amit Kashi
Research Associate (Astronomy)
PHYS 342B (office), 625-2432
kashi @ physics.umn.edu
Massive stars, binary evolution, transients, accretion processes.
PaulKellogg.jpg Paul Kellogg
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 476 (office), 624-1668
pauljkellogg @ gmail.com
Amber Kerr
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist
PHYS 419 (office), 625-6055/624-7366
kerr @ physics.umn.edu
Kilgore.jpg Jon Kilgore
Managing Rsrch Engineer
PHYS 30 (office), 624-4328
kilgore @ physics.umn.edu
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
CorinneKomor.jpg Corinne Komor
Office Supervisor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 358 (office), 624-7053/624-4811
ckomor @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomy
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
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
PHYS S43 (office), 626-1139
adam @ physics.umn.edu
Daniel Lahmayer
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
dlahmaye @ umn.edu
Curtis Lerol
Administrative Professional
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus), 218-753-6611
lerol001 @ umn.edu
David Levander
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
dlevande @ umn.edu
Jinhui Li
Research Associate
PHYS S60 (office), 624-6045
lixx0800 @ umn.edu
Biophysics
William Lindeman
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
wlindema @ umn.edu
Tina Lorsung
Associate Program Director
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
lorsung @ physics.umn.edu
Gerald Lundquist
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
glindqui @ umn.edu
Mason Lyons
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
melyons @ umn.edu
Lysakweb.jpg Robert Lysak
Professor
PHYS 379 (office), 625-1323
bob @ fields.space.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
Assistant 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
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
Leslie Mayzels
Clerical/Admin Supp-Advncd Lvl, Undergrad Research Asst II
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
mayzels @ physics.umn.edu
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
Josh Molskness
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
jmolskne @ umn.edu
Monson.jpg Steven J. Monson
Senior Scientist
PHYS 378 (office), 624-5591
monson @ waves.space.umn.edu
Space Physics
Taylor Mork
Student Labor/Custodial-Intrmd Lvl
PHYS 30 (office), 624-7048
morkx076 @ umn.edu
Robert Morrison
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
rmorriso @ umn.edu
Jochen Mueller
Professor
PHYS 322 (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
PHYS 146 (office), 625-6928
jjmurphy @ physics.umn.edu
Rebecca Murray
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
rjmurray @ umn.edu
Meghan Murray
Coordinator (Fine Theoretical Physics Institute)
PHYS 416 (office), 624-8367
murray @ physics.umn.edu
Amy Nastrom Nordlander
Executive Accounts Specialist
PHYS 136 (office), 626-8104
nast0002 @ umn.edu
tommy nelson.jpg Tommy Nelson
Research Associate
PHYS 230 (office), 626-0405
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
Ryan Ness
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
raness @ umn.edu
Peterness.jpg Peter Ness
Principal Laboratory Machinist
PHYS 30 (office), 624-7048
ness0088 @ umn.edu
John Netland
Physics Force
netla001 @ umn.edu
Ricky Nicholson
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
rlnelson @ umn.edu
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, artificial cell system.
KOheadshot.jpg Keith Olive
Professor/Director FTPI
PHYS 414 (office), 624-7354
olive @ umn.edu
Cosmology/Particle Physics
GinnyOlson.jpg Virginia (Ginny) Olson
Assistant to the Head for Finance
PHYS 138 (office), 624-5786
ginny @ physics.umn.edu
web-denise17.jpg Denise Osterholm
Administrative Professional
Soudan Mine (off-campus)
dosterho @ umn.edu
Russ Palma
Adjunct/Visiting Professor
SHEPLAB 212 (office), 624-6001
rpalma @ physics.umn.edu
Pawloskiweb.jpg Gregory Pawloski
Assistant Professor
PAN 344 (office), 624-7592
pawloski @ physics.umn.edu
Neutrino Oscillations, Matter-Antimatter Asymmetries
faceShot.JPG Nathaniel Pearson
Coordinator
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus), 612.259.8193
npearson @ physics.umn.edu
Particle Physics
Peloso Marco Peloso
Professor
PHYS 342E (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
pepin001 @ umn.edu
Space Physics
John Perko
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
jperko @ umn.edu
Earl-Peterson-web.jpg Earl Peterson
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231 (office), 624-5586/612-926-0039
eap @ physics.umn.edu
My research interests are centered on experimental tests of grand unified theories, the neutrino sector of the standard model and high-energy cosmic-ray observations.
Don Plerchee
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
dplerche @ umn.edu
Steven Pliam
Temp/Casual
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
plia0003 @ umn.edu
Jay Podpeskar
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
jpodpesk @ 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
Prykeweb.jpg Clement Pryke
Associate Professor
PAN 318 (office), 624-7578
PAN 382 (lab)
pryke @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology--Cosmic microwave background
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
me2.jpg Roxanne Radpour
Research Specialist
PHYS S34 (office), 624-6046
radpour @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology
me directory.jpg Jahan Rafian
Undergraduate Clerical/Administrative Support - Accounting
PHYS 138 (office), 624-5786
rafia001 @ umn.edu
Konstantin Reich
Research Associate
reich @ physics.umn.edu Condensed Matter
Angela Reisetter
Visiting Assistant Professor
PHYS 251 (office), 625-8309
areisett @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology, Particle Physics
Cory Reuter
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
cjreuter @ umn.edu
Nicole Ruckstuhl
Research Associate
PHYS CERN (office)
ruckstah @ physics.umn.edu
serge-rudaz.jpg Serge Rudaz
Professor/Director, University Honors Program
PHYS 325 (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)
PHYS 383 (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.
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)
PHYS 351 (office), 4-1817
rutkowsk @ astro.umn.edu
Star formation in early-type galaxies, Grism spectroscopy of intermediate-z massive galaxies; Lyman-alpha and UV continuum
Larry Salmela
Principal Environmental Health/Safety Tech
Soudan Mine (off-campus)
salmela @ physics.umn.edu
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
PHYS 355 (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
Trina Schaak
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
tkschaak @ umn.edu
Dennis Schlutter
Scientist
SHEPLAB 212 (office), 624-6001
schlu002 @ umn.edu
Space Physics
Abbyweb.jpg Abby Schraufnagel
Program Associate
PHYS 148 (office), 626-5982
abby @ physics.umn.edu
MyPic.jpg Michael Schuett
Resarch Associate
PHYS 235 (office)
schue340 @ umn.edu
I am interested in non-equilibrium properties and transport in critical, interacting and disordered many-body systems. Materials, which develop novel properties when exposed to a rapidly changing environment, are of particular interest.
Marc Schulz
Research Associate
mschulz @ physics.umn.edu
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
tas.jpg Tigran Sedrakyan
Postdoctoral Associate
PHYS 411 (office), 626-0725
tigrans @ physics.umn.edu
Condensed Matter
AlanShapiro.jpg Alan Shapiro
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231 (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
PHYS 436 (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
PHYS 420 (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.
Debabrata Sinha
Visitor
Skillman Evan Skillman
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 241 (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
me.jpg Brian Skinner
Research Associate
PHYS 411 (office), 626-0725
bskinner @ physics.umn.edu
theory of strongly-correlated charged systems, with a focus on energy technologies; nanocrystal-based photovoltaics; supercapacitors; theoretical approaches to basketball analysis
Yan Song
Senior Research Associate
PHYS 375 (office), 624-4053
yan @ fields.space.umn.edu
Space Physics
Matthew Steere
Junior Scientist
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
stee0299 @ umn.edu
Angela Stehr
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec
PHYS 314A (office), 301-8303
stehr002 @ umn.edu
MetteMarie Stewart
Accountant I
PHYS 136 (office), 626-6509
mette @ physics.umn.edu
Stuewer.jpg Roger H. Stuewer
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231 (office), 624-5770
rstuewer @ physics.umn.edu
History of Science
Tabis.jpg Wojciech Tabis
Research Associate
PHYS 236 (office), 624-9015
tabis @ physics.umn.edu
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
PHYS 356 (office), 624-4811
tt @ astro.umn.edu
Astronomy
Eric Trip
Electronics Technician
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
fhtrip @ umn.edu
Kirk Tulenchik
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
ktulench @ umn.edu
IMG_0416web.jpg Arkady Vainshtein
Professor
PHYS 440 (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
PHYS 350B (office), 624-0516
otvalls @ umn.edu
Superconducting and Magnetic Proximity Effects is nanostructures; Exotic forms of superconductivity; Spin Transport; Superconducting vortices; Superfluid Hydrodynamics; Supersolids.
anv2.jpg Anthony Villano
Research Associate
PAN 323 (office), 624-4806
villaa @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology, Particle Physics
tribelsky_DSC_0570.JPG Jorge Vinals
Professor
PHYS 346 (office), 624-9074
vinals @ umn.edu
Pattern formation outside of equilibrium. Nonlinear dynamics, bifurcation, and chaos. Defect motion in soft matter. Biological physics: stochasticity in regulatory networks and fluctuations of charged surfaces.
William Voje
Helium Liquifier
PAN 68 (office), 625-8552
PAN 70 (lab), 626-7895
vojex001 @ umn.edu
IMG_0487web.jpg Mikhail Voloshin
Professor
PHYS 424 (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
PHYS 476 (office), 624-2566
wadd @ physics.umn.edu
Cosmic Ray physics
Ryan Wahls
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
rgwahls @ umn.edu
Nathan Walkington
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
PHYS 30 (office), 624-7048
nwalking @ umn.edu
Kenneth Wallin
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
kfwallin @ 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.
Thomas Weir
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
tjweir @ umn.edu
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
Richard Wildberger
Assistant Scientist
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
wildb001 @ umn.edu
Particle Physics
Screen shot 2012-06-27 at 6.41.44 PM.png Kyle Willett
Research Associate
PAN 356 (office)
willett @ physics.umn.edu
Astrophysics and Cosmology
Liliya Williams Web Profile Picture.jpg Liliya L.R. Williams
Associate Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 353 (office), 624-1084
llrw @ astro.umn.edu
Cosmology; distribution of dark matter; gravitational lensing; formation of structure
Ronald Williams
Principal Rsrch Shop Foreman
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
rrwillia @ umn.edu
Michael Wilson
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
mlwilson @ umn.edu
Kyle Wood
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
klwood @ umn.edu
13 08 25_Sierra_2013_6551-M.jpg Charles E. Woodward
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics); Coordinator LBTO
PHYS 376/385 (office), 624-0254/626-2067
chelsea @ astro.umn.edu
Solar system comets; classical novae and CVs; evolved stellar populations.
Paul Woodward
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics); Director, LCSE
WALIB 428 (office), 625-8049
paul @ lcse.umn.edu
Astronomy
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
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.
Clint Young
Research Associate
PHYS 342B (office), 625-2432
young @ physics.umn.edu
Heavy-ion collisions, QCD at finite temperature, open quantum systems
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.
WilliamZimmerman.jpg William Zimmermann
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231E (office), 4-4387
zimme004 @ umn.edu
Experimental study of superfluidity in liquid 4He and 3He/4He mixtures.
MichaelZudov.jpg Michael Zudov
Associate Professor
PHYS 347 / S37A (office), 626-0364-/-624-2076
zudov @ physics.umn.edu
Non-equlibrium transport in quantum Hall systems