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Name AscContact InfoAreas of Interest
photo.jpg Sean Albiston
Education Program Spec
WMSONH 101 (office), 625-3598
sean @
JennyAllanweb.jpg Jenny Allan
Communications Specialist
PAN 250 (office), 624-2852
jenny @
Grahamweb.jpg Graham Allan
Physics Computing
PAN 370 (office), 624-5040
PAN 383 (lab)
allan @
Eileen Amos
Executive Accounts Specialist
Soudan Mine (off-campus), 218-753-8990
eileen @
staff photo.jpg Brian Andersson
Education Program Spec
WILLEYH 115 (office), 624-6584
banders @
Chaoyun bao.jpg Chaoyun Bao
Post-Doctoral Associate
PAN 314 (office), 626-9149
bao @
Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization
Ivano Baronchelli
Post-Doctoral Associate
ivano @ Astronomy
BenBayman.jpg Benjamin Bayman
Emeritus Faculty, Professor
MCNAMARAC 160/150 (office), 624-0309
bayman @
Theoretical nuclear physics; nuclear structure; direct nuclear reactions; relativistic Coulomb excitation
Alberto Benvenuti
Adjunct Professor
benvenut09 @
Nicholas Bjorgo
Electronics Technician
Soudan Mine (off-campus), 218-753-6611
ndborgo @
Kevin Booth
Junior Scientist
booth135 @
BroadhurstLarge.jpg John Broadhurst
MCNAMARAC 150 (office), 624-2502
SHEPLAB 75 (lab)
broad010 @
Using locally induced nuclear reactions to enhance the treatment of cancers by Mev photons or thermal neutrons. The role of heavy cations in contracting muscle cells. Anomalies in the orbit of the star Procyon.
RaeAnna Buchholz
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec
rbuchhol @
BurnellHeadshotSmall.jpg Fiona Burnell
Assistant Professor
PAN 342 (office), 624-0319
fburnell @
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 @
IMG_5494.JPG Charles E. Campbell
PAN 419 (office), 624-4141
campbell @
The many-body theory and statistical mechanics of quantum spin systems and of strongly correlated quantum fluids.
Physics Profile.jpg John Capriotti
WMSONH 130E (office), 301-1820
capriotti @
Operations Research
Cattell_picture.jpg Cynthia Cattell
AMUNDH 385 (office), 626-8918
cattell @
Space plasma physics; magnetic and electric field measurements; auroral particle acceleration; particle acceleration and wave processes in Earth’s radiation belts; non-linear plasma physics; magnetic reconnection and shocks.
AndreyChubukov.jpg Andrey Chubukov
PAN 216 (office), 612-626-0726
achubuko @
Condensed Matter
Kristina Cibuzar
Program Associate
WMSONH 145 (office), 612-624-7375
cibuzar @
HansCourant.jpg Hans Courant
Emeritus Faculty
MCNAMARAC 150 (office), 624-9361
hans @
Accelerator and non-accelerator elementary particle physics at the Soudan Underground Research Facility, and at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
venice.JPG Dan Cronin-Hennessy
PAN 346 (office), 624-9079
hennessy @
CP-Violation, quark- and lepton-mixing matrices.
Crowellnew6web.jpg Paul Crowell
PAN 220 (office), 624-4828
PAN 283 (lab), 626-9371
crowell @
Spin dynamics and transport in ferromagnets and ferromagnet-semiconductor heterostructures.
prisca_greece3_cut.jpg Priscilla Cushman
PAN 327 (office), 626-8917
prisca @
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
PAN 219 (office), 624-3506
PAN 10 (lab), 424-4058
dand @
Condensed Matter
davidson.jpg Kris Davidson
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics), Dir. Graduate Studies
kd @ Astronomy
Dehnhard Dietrich Dehnhard
Emeritus Faculty
dehnhard @ physics.umn.eduIntermediate Energy Nuclear Physics.
Derksnew.jpg George Derks
Laboratory Machine Specialist
derks001 @
Daniel DeVaney
Soudan Underground Laboratory (off-campus), 218-753-6611
ddevaney @
Particle Physics
Dickey John Dickey
Emeritus Faculty
john.dickey @ Spectroscopy of the Milky Way and other galaxies.
picture_fernandes_2013.jpg Rafael Fernandes
Assistant Professor
PAN 242 (office), 612-625-9283
rfernand @
Strongly correlated electron systems. Unconventional superconductivity. Competing phases and emergent order. Disorder effects in quantum phase transitions.
lucy fortson.jpg Lucy Fortson
Associate Professor and Associate Head
PAN 354 (office), 624-9587
fortson @
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.
ShelleyFrankel.jpg Shelley Frankel
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec
PAN 212 (office), 612-301-1816
shelley @
DSE-14018.jpg Eric Ganz
Associate Professor
PAN 319 (office), 624-2386
ganzx001 @
Calculations of the properties of novel Materials
Gasiorowicz Stephen Gasiorowicz
Emeritus Faculty
WBOB 130-10 (office), 624-3804
gasior @
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 @
Gherghetta Tony Gherghetta
WBOB 130-9 (office), 301-9198
tgher @
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 @
Particle Physics
Lindsay Glesener
Assistant Professor
lglesene @
Keith Goetz
Research Director
goetz @ Space Physics
Goldman Allen Goldman
Regents Professor
PAN 226 (office), 624-6062
PAN 20, 30 (lab)
goldman @
Properties of superconductors and selected magnetic materials in the configuration of thin films.
Greven 200x292.jpg Martin Greven
PAN 218 (office), 624-7542
PAN 264, 270, 276 (lab), 626-9668
greven @
Experimental condensed matter physics. High-temperature superconductivity. Low-dimensional magnetism. Crystal growth of quantum materials. Neutron and X-ray scattering. Transport and magnetization measurements.
halley.jpg J. Woods Halley
SHEPLAB 181 (office), 624-0395
SHEPLAB 496 (lab)
woods @
Condensed matter and chemical physics theory, simulation and experiment with an emphasis on interfaces and models of prebiotic evolution.
Hanany Shaul Hanany
PAN 316 (office), 626-8929
PAN 388 (lab), 625-1074
hanany @
Observational Cosmology; Early Universe Physics
amanda.jpg Amanda Hawkinson
Graduate Program Administrator
WMSONH 145 (office), 626-5982
amanda @
Hegerweb.jpg Alexander Heger
Associate 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
PAN 348 (office), 624-7314
PAN 450 (lab)
heller @
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
Emeritus Faculty
norton @ physics.umn.eduNuclear Structure physics, and the interaction of nucleons in the nucleus.
RussCynthiaIMG_0032Crop1.jpeg Russell Hobbie
Emeritus Faculty
hobbie @ umn.eduMy interest is in biological and medical physics.
CClabweb.jpg Cheng-Cher Huang
PAN 230 (office), 624-0861
huang001 @
Condensed Matter
Humphreys Roberta Humphreys
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics)
MCNAMARAC Suite 160, Room 146-1 (office), 624-6530
roberta @
Luminous stars, stellar evolution, optical spectroscopy, galactic structure
Cavan Hussein
Student Tech Support Services
PAN 370 (office), 612-626-1139
cavan @
Ben Frederick Intoy
Post-Doctoral Associate
SHEPLAB 191 (office)
bmintoy @
Non-equlibrium physics, Complex systems, evolutionary game theory.
MichelJannsen.jpg Michel Janssen
SHEPLAB 146 (office), 624-5880
janss011 @
History of physics, especially the relativity and quantum revolutions in the early twentieth century.
Walter Johnson
Emeritus Faculty
cork @
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 @
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 @
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
kakalios.jpg James Kakalios
PAN 352 (office), 624-9856
PAN 381 (lab), 626-7479
kakalios @
Experimental Condensed Matter: Amorphous Semiconductors, Fluctuation Phenomena in Neurological Systems, Segregation in Granular Media
Kamenev Alex Kamenev
PAN 228 (office), 626-0724
kamenev @
Theoretical condensed matter physics, disordered systems and glasses, field-theoretical treatment of many-body systems, mesoscopic systems, out of equilibrium systems
kapusta10.jpg Joseph Kapusta
Professor/Director of Graduate Studies
MCNAMARAC Suite 160 Rm. 147-1 (office), 624-0506
kapusta @
Quantum field theory at finite temperature and density with applications to high energy nuclear collisions, astrophysics, and cosmology.
PaulKellogg.jpg Paul Kellogg
SHEPLAB 135 (office), 624-1668
pauljkellogg @
Michael Knox
WALIB 428 (office), 626-9224
mikeknox @
Jennifer-Kroschel.jpg Jennifer Kroschel
Assistant To Student Programs
WMSONH 145B (office), 624-1625
jkrosche @
YKheadweb.jpg Yuichi Kubota
PAN 428 (office), 624-9582
PAN 470 (lab), 301-2339
yk @
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.
Curtis Lerol
Administrative Professional
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus), 218-374-2400
lerol001 @
Lysaknew.jpg Robert Lysak
AMUNDH 383 (office), 625-1323
lysak @
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 @
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 @
Hadron collider physics at the high energy frontier, trigger and data acquisition electronics.
Homer Mantis
Emeritus Faculty
mantis @
marvin3web.jpg Marvin Marshak
Professor/Director of Undergrad Research at U of MN
PAN 330 (office), 624-1312
marshak @
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
Emeritus Faculty
mauersberger @
Jerry Meier
Administrative Professional
Soudan Mine (off-campus), 218-753-6611
meier @
Particle Physics
William Miller
Administrative Professional
NOvA Far Detector Lab (off-campus), 218-374-2400
whmiller @
Steve Monson-1 9-12-14.jpg Steven J. Monson
Researcher 5
SHEPLAB 592A (office), 624-5591
SHEPLAB 592 (lab)
monson @
Space Physics
Jochen Mueller
PAN 418 (office), 625-4369
mueller @
Experimental biophysics, two-photon excitation microscopy, fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy
julie1.jpg Julie Murphy
Assistant to the Head for Human Resources
PAN 250A (office), 625-6928
jjmurphy @
Human resources and communications.
Meghan Murray
Coordinator (Fine Theoretical Physics Institute)
WBOB 130-11 (office), 624-8367
murray @
Natsumi Nagata
Research Associate
WBOB 130-2 (office)
nagat006 @
Amy Nastrom Nordlander
Executive Accounts Specialist
PAN 250 (office), 626-8104
nast0002 @
tommy nelson.jpg Tommy Nelson
Research Associate
FRASERH 310 (office), 624-9804
tnelson @
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 @
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.
OliveWeb.jpg Keith Olive
Professor/Director FTPI
WBOB 130-10 (office), 624-7354
olive @
Cosmology/Particle Physics
GinnyOlson.jpg Virginia (Ginny) Olson
Assistant to the Head for Finance
PAN 250 (office), 624-5786
ginny @
PeterPOrth.jpg Peter Orth
Research Associate
PAN 232 (office)
porth @
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), 218-753-6611
dosterho @
Particle Physics
Pawloskiweb.jpg Gregory Pawloski
Assistant Professor
PAN 344 (office), 624-7592
pawloski @
Neutrino Oscillations, Matter-Antimatter Asymmetries
Peloso Marco Peloso
WBOB 130/9 (office), 624-6525
peloso @
Astroparticle physics, Inflation, Cosmology of extra-dimensions, Physics beyond the Standard Model
Pepin Robert Pepin
Adjunct Professor
SHEPLAB 421 (office), 624-0819
SHEPLAB 214 (lab), 624-6001
pepin001 @
Space Physics
natalia.jpg Natalia Perkins
Associate Professor
nperkins @ umn.eduStrongly 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
Emeritus Faculty
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.
ron1.jpg Ronald Poling
Professor, Head of School of Physics and Astronomy
PAN 421 (office), 301-2330
PAN 421 (office)
poling @
Particle Physics
PribiagWeb.jpg Vlad Pribiag
Assistant Professor
PAN 214 (office), 612-301-1817
PAN 353 (lab)
vpribiag @
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 @
Astrophysics and Cosmology--Cosmic microwave background
Elias Puchner.jpg Elias Puchner
Assistant Professor
PAN 413 (office), 6123012326
PAN 481 (lab)
epuchner @
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
qian @ physics.umn.eduNuclear/particle astrophysics and cosmology: neutrino oscillations and their effects in astrophysical environments, supernova explosion and nucleosynthesis, chemical evolution of galaxies
KevinRoberts.jpg Kevin Roberts
FRASERH 354 (office), 624-7053
kroberts @
serge-rudaz.jpg Serge Rudaz
Professor/Director, University Honors Program
MCNAMARAC 148-1 (office), 624-5022
rudaz @
Unified theories of elementary particle interactions and their phenomenology, applications to cosmology and astroparticle physics;
kpic.gif Keith Ruddick
Emeritus Faculty
ruddick @ physics.umn.eduHigh 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 @
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
PAN 351 (office)
rulten @
Astrophysics and Cosmology
RogerRusack.jpg Roger Rusack
PAN 430 (office), 624-2322
rusack @
I carry out accelerator based experiments to understand the fundamental forces in Nature.
David Saranen
Digital Equipment Service Spec
Soudan Mine (off-campus), 218-753-6611
saranen @
Particle Physics
Scott Sawyer
MaintenceOperations Mechanic
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
sasawyer @
Photo on 2011-02-23 at 13.44.jpg M. Claudia Scarlata
Assistant Professor
PAN 347 (office), 6-1811
scarlata @
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
Researcher 5
SHEPLAB 212 (office), 624-6001
schlu002 @
Space Physics
MyPic.jpg Michael Schuett
Visiting Scholar/Researcher
PAN 232 (office), 301-1154
schue340 @
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.
tas.jpg Tigran Sedrakyan
Research Associate
PAN 225 (office), 626-0725
tigrans @
Condensed Matter
AlanShapiro.jpg Alan Shapiro
Emeritus Faculty
MCNAMARAC 160 (office), 624-5770
ashapiro @
Ya-Msk.jpg Mikhail Shifman
WBOB 130-8 (office), 626-0723
shifman @
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
PAN 222 (office), 625-0771
shklovsk @
Theory of transport and electron-electron correlations in disordered systems, quantum Hall effect, hopping conduction and metal-nonmetal transition.
Andrea Simenstad
simensta @ Astrophysics and Cosmology
Skillman Evan Skillman
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics)
FRASERH 335 (office), 624-9523
skillman @
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
0050-2 (3).jpg Elizabeth Smith
Post-Doctoral Associate
PAN 420 (office)
PAN 481 (lab)
esmith @
Super-resolution microscopy, Single molecule fluorescence.
Angela Stehr
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec
MCNAMARAC 160 (office), 301-8303
stehr002 @
MetteMarie Stewart
Finance Professional
PAN 250 (office), 626-6509
mette @
23d0f48.jpg Andrea Stronghart
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec
PAN 321 (office), 612-624-7886
astrong @
Stuewer.jpg Roger H. Stuewer
Emeritus Faculty
MCNAMARAC 150 (office), 624-5770
rstuewer @
History of Science
Yau-Chien Tang
Emeritus Faculty
tang @
Sadie Tetrick
tetri010 @
Terry-web.jpg Terry Thibeault
Executive Assistant, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics
FRASERH 345 (office), 624-4811
tt @
IMG_0416web.jpg Arkady Vainshtein
WBOB 130-7 (office), 626-0814
vainshte @
Theory of fundamental interactions: gauge theories, supersymmetry. Operator product expansion and its applications.
DSC_0335.jpg Oriol T. Valls
MCNAMARAC 148-2 (via 160) (office), 624-0516
otvalls @
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.
VinalsWeb.jpg Jorge Vinals
MCNAMARAC Suite 160 (room 148-3) (office), 624-9074
vinals @
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 @
IMG_0487web.jpg Mikhail Voloshin
WBOB 130-6 (office), 625-0798
voloshin @
Properties of elementary particles. Gauge theories of strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions. Non-perturbative dynamics of quantum fields.
JakeWaddington.jpg Cecil J. Waddington
Emeritus Faculty
SHEPLAB 149 (office), 624-2566
wadd @
Cosmic Ray physics
TomWalsh.jpg Thomas Walsh
WBOB 146-2 (office), 624-1371
tfw @
Phenomenology of Quantum Chromodynamics and the Standard Model; Lattice Gauge Theory; Astroparticle Physics.
Wick-web.jpg Kurt Wick
Senior Scientist
wick @
Thomas Wieber
Junior Scientist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
trwieber @
Liliya Williams Web Profile Picture.jpg Liliya L.R. Williams
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
FRASERH 333 (office), 624-1084
llrw @
Cosmology; distribution of dark matter; gravitational lensing; formation of structure
phys2015.png Charles E. Woodward
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics); Coordinator LBTO
SHEPLAB 327 (office), 624-0254/626-2067
SHEPLAB 554 (lab)
woodw024 @
Solar system comets; classical novae and CVs; evolved stellar populations, National/International Space and Research Policy
Paul Woodward
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics); Director, LCSE
WALIB 428 (office), 625-8049
paul @
Wygantweb.jpg John Wygant
wygan001 @ umn.eduExperimental Space Plasma Physics: Shock waves; aurora; magnetic field reconnection; mechanisms for relativistic particle acceleration.
whoami.jpg Aaron Wynveen
SHEPLAB 397 (office), 612-625-6967
RECWELLCTR Weight Room (lab)
wynveen @
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.
WilliamZimmerman.jpg William Zimmermann
Emeritus Faculty, Grad School Committee Member
SHEPLAB 149 (office), 624-4387
PAN 376 (lab), 624-0262
zimme004 @
Experimental study of superfluidity in liquid 4He and 3He/4He mixtures.
MichaelZudov.jpg Michael Zudov
PAN 224 (office), 626-0364
PAN 42 (lab), 624-2076
zudov @
Non-equlibrium transport in quantum Hall systems