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Name AscContact InfoResearch Interests
photo.jpg Sean Albiston
Lab Services Coord.
PHYS 135 (office), 625-3598
sean @
JennyAllanweb.jpg Jenny Allan
PHYS 145 (office), 624-2852
jenny @
Grahamweb.jpg Graham Allan
Sys/Database Design/Admin 3
PHYS S43 (office), 624-5040
allan @
Daniel Jessen Ambrose
Research Associate
Fermilab (off-campus)
ambr0028 @
Particle Physics
Eileen Amos
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist
Soudan Mine (off-campus), 218-753-8990-surface-bldg.
eileen @
staff photo.jpg Brian Andersson
Education Program Specialist 1
PHYS 135 (office), 624-6584
banders @
Francois Aubin
Research Associate
PAN 313 (office)
faubin @
Projjwal Banerjee
Research Associate
PHYS 342B (office)
banerjee @
Nuclear astrophysics
BenBayman.jpg Benjamin Bayman
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231 (office), 624-0309
bayman @
Theoretical nuclear physics; nuclear structure; direct nuclear reactions; relativistic Coulomb excitation
Richard Becker
Senior Research Associate
SHEPLAB 401 (office), 624-0834
rhbecker @
Space Physics
Danielle Berg
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 475b (office), 626-2052
berg @
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
photo.jpg Jianming Bian
Research Associate
PAN 424 (office), 624-7861
bianjm @
Particle Physics
Nicholas Bjorgo
Electronics Technician
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
ndborgo @
victor3web.jpg Victor Boantza
Assistant Professor (History of Science & Technology)
PHYS 354C (office)
boantza @
DSC_9146.jpg Aaron Breneman
Research Associate
PHYS 468 (office), 625-4518
awbrenem @
Space Physics
Walter Brisken
PAN 351 (office), 612-301-2321
wbrisken @
BroadhurstLarge.jpg John Broadhurst
PHYS 324 (office), 624-2502
johnb @
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 @
Fiona Burnell
Assistant Professor
PHYS 318 (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 @
ChuckCampbell.jpg Charles E. Campbell
PHYS 348 (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
PHYS 230 (office), 624-0405
capriotti @
profile10.jpg Cynthia Cattell
PHYS 316 (office), 626-8918
cattell @
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 @
Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment
jerome chalmeau.jpg Jerome Chalmeau
Visiting Research Associate
PHYS S53 (office), 626-8085
chalmeau @
Synthetic biology & physical biology
Yan Chen
Research Associate
PHYS 314A (office), 626-8684
chen @
cherman.jpg Aleksey Cherman
Research Associate
PHYS 413 (office), 624-8368
acherman @
High energy particle theory and phenomenology, nuclear theory, QCD
AndreyChubukov.jpg Andrey Chubukov
PHYS 417 (office), 612-626-0726
achubuko @
Condensed Matter
colpitts head.jpg Chris Colpitts
Research Associate
PHYS 476 (office), 626-1691
chris @
Space plasma physics, wave-particle interactions
HansCourant.jpg Hans Courant
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231E (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
Associate Professor
PAN 346 (office), 624-9079
hennessy @
CP-Violation, quark- and lepton-mixing matrices.
Kristin Crouse
Temp IT
PHYS 161A (office), 625-9323
crou0048 @
Crowder, Gwynne.jpg Gwynne Crowder
Research Associate
PAN 323 (office), 624-4806
crowder @
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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
dand @
Condensed Matter
davidson.jpg Kris Davidson
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics), Dir. Graduate Studies
PHYS 368/485 (office), 624-5711/624-9069
kd @
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 @
Neutrino oscillations, CP violation with neutrinos, the Higgs boson, electroweak symmetry breaking
Daniel DeVaney
Sr. Laboratory Technician
Soudan Mine (off-campus)
ddevaney @
Particle Physics
Dickey John Dickey
Professor Emeritus (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
john.dickey @ Spectroscopy of the Milky Way and other galaxies.
John Dombeck
Info Tech Prof
PHYS 476 (office), 626-8361
johnd @
Space Physics
Barbara-web.jpg Barbara Eastwold
History of Science and Technology Program Associate
PILLSH 220B (office), 624-7069
eastw002 @
History of Science
Jason Evans
Research Associate
PHYS 413 (office), 624-8368
jlevans @
farnsworth3.jpg Damon Farnsworth
Graduate Research Assistant ((Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 475a (office), 626-1841
farnsworth @
picture_fernandes_2013.jpg Rafael Fernandes
Assistant Professor
PHYS 342F (office), 625-9283
rfernand @
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 @
Astrophysics and Cosmology
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.
Erich Frahm
Senior Engineer
PAN 423 (office), 626-1015
frahm @
Particle Physics
ShelleyFrankel.jpg Shelley Frankel
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
PAN 212 (office), 612-301-1816
shelley @
mf_portrait.jpg Matthew Fritts
Research Associate
PAN 324 (office), 301-1818
PAN 43 (lab), 624-6046
fritts @
astroparticle physics, cosmology, cryogenics
Frodermanweb.jpg Evan Frodermann
PHYS 161B (office), 625-9323
frodermann @
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 @
DSE-14018.jpg Eric Ganz
Associate Professor
PAN 319 (office), 624-2386
ganzx001 @
Calculations of the properties of novel Metal-Organic and Covalent-Organic Frameworks.
Gasiorowicz Stephen Gasiorowicz
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 426 (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
PHYS 357/385 (office), 624-7806/626-2067
gehrz @
Gherghetta Tony Gherghetta
PHYS 329 (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
PHYS 169 (office), 624-4870
wgilbert @
Particle Physics
Keith Goetz
Associate Program Director
PHYS 370 (office), 624-3520
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.
Jeffrey Gunderson
Research Specialist
Soudan Mine (off-campus)
gund0328 @
halley.jpg J. Woods Halley
PHYS 350C (office), 624-0395
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
Geoffrey Harms
Lab Machinist Specialist
PHYS 21 Bio Sci (office), 625-9754
harms002 @
amanda.jpg Amanda Hawkinson
Undergraduate Program Assistant
PHYS 148 (office), 624-7375
amanda @
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
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.
Justin Hietala
Graduate Student
justinh @ 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 @
CClabweb.jpg Cheng-Cher Huang
PAN 230 (office), 624-0861
huang001 @
Condensed Matter
Humphreys Roberta Humphreys
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics), Dir. of Undergraduate Studies
PHYS 358A/485 (office), 624-6530/624-9069
roberta @
Luminous stars, stellar evolution, optical spectroscopy, galactic structure [Research Group Web Page <>]
Cavan Hussein
Undergraduate Systems Software Programmer
cavan @
MichelJannsen.jpg Michel Janssen
PHYS 354B (office), 624-5880
janss011 @
History of physics, especially the relativity and quantum revolutions in the early twentieth century.
Walter Johnson
Prof. Emeritus
cork @
Jones Terry J. Jones
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics), Dir. Graduate Studies
PHYS 373/385 (office), 624-8009/626-2067
tjj @
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 @
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 349 (office)
PAN 450 (lab)
joyce007 @
Particle Physics
kakalios.jpg James Kakalios
PAN 352 (office), 624-9856/626-7479
PAN 381 (lab)
kakalios @
Experimental Condensed Matter: Amorphous Semiconductors, Fluctuation Phenomena in Neurological Systems, Segregation in Granular Media
Kamenev Alex Kamenev
PHYS 428 (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
Jian Kang
Research Associate
PHYS 342E (office)
kang @
Condensed Matter
Shih-Chuan Kao
Research Associate
PAN 423 (office), 625-5810
skao @
Particle Physics
kapusta10.jpg Joseph Kapusta
Professor/Director of Graduate Studies
PHYS 342D (office), 624-0506
kapusta @
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 @
Particle Physics
amitkashi_h.jpg Amit Kashi
Research Associate (Astronomy)
PHYS 349 (office), 301-9562
kashi @
Massive stars, binary evolution, transients, accretion processes.
PaulKellogg.jpg Paul Kellogg
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 476 (office), 624-1668
pauljkellogg @
Michael Knox
Information Technology Professional
WALIB 428 (office), 626-9224
mikeknox @
KNUTSON.jpg Allen Knutson
PHYS 78 (office), 624-3353
knutson @
AK-2013.JPG Attila Kovacs
Research Associate (Astronomy)
PHYS 485 (office), 5-0580
kovacs @
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
PHYS 148 (office), 612.624.1625
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.
Adam Kutz
Student Info Tech Intermediate
PHYS S43 (office), 626-1139
adam @
Curtis Lerol
Administrative Professional
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus), 218-753-6611
lerol001 @
Jinhui Li
Research Associate
PHYS S60 (office), 624-6045
lixx0800 @
Lysaknew.jpg Robert Lysak
PHYS 379 (office), 625-1323
bob @
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 @
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 @
Hadron collider physics at the high energy frontier, trigger and data acquisition electronics.
Homer Mantis
Prof. Emeritus
mantis @
Erwin-Marquit-web.jpg Erwin Marquit
Professor Emeritus
marqu002 @
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
Professor Emeritus
mauersberger @
KM_headshot_v6.png Kristen McQuinn
Research Associate (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 351 (office), 624-1817
kmcquinn @
Galaxy Evolution, Resolved Stellar Populations, Starburst Galaxies
Jerry Meier
Admin. Prof.
Soudan Mine (off-campus), 218-753-6611
meier @
Particle Physics
Peter Mendygral
Graduate Research Assistant (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
WALIB 415 (office), 626-2275
mendygral @
William Miller
Administrative Professional
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus), 218-374-2400
miller @
Steve Monson-1 9-12-14.jpg Steven J. Monson
Senior Scientist
PHYS 378 (office), 624-5591
monson @
Space Physics
Jochen Mueller
PAN 418 (office), 625-4369
mueller @
Experimental biophysics, two-photon excitation microscopy, fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy
396.PNG Hajime Muramatsu
Research Associate
PAN 424 (office), 624-7861
muramatsu @
Particle Physics
julie1.jpg Julie Murphy
Assistant to the Head for Human Resources and Communications
PHYS 146 (office), 625-6928
jjmurphy @
Meghan Murray
Coordinator (Fine Theoretical Physics Institute)
PHYS 416 (office), 624-8367
murray @
Amy Nastrom Nordlander
Executive Accounts Specialist
PHYS 136 (office), 626-8104
nast0002 @
tommy nelson.jpg Tommy Nelson
Research Associate
PHYS 230 (office), 626-0405
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, artificial cell system.
Shervin Nourbakhsh
Research Associate
CERN (office)
snourbak @
Particle Physics
OliveWeb.jpg Keith Olive
Professor/Director FTPI
PHYS 414 (office), 624-7354
olive @
Cosmology/Particle Physics
GinnyOlson.jpg Virginia (Ginny) Olson
Assistant to the Head for Finance
PHYS 138 (office), 624-5786
ginny @
web-denise17.jpg Denise Osterholm
Administrative Professional
Soudan Mine (off-campus)
dosterho @
Pawloskiweb.jpg Gregory Pawloski
Assistant Professor
PAN 344 (office), 624-7592
pawloski @
Neutrino Oscillations, Matter-Antimatter Asymmetries
Lauren Pearce
Research Associate
lpearce @
Peloso Marco Peloso
PHYS 333 (office), 624-6525
peloso @
Astroparticle physics, Inflation, Cosmology of extra-dimensions, Physics beyond the Standard Model
Pepin Robert Pepin
Professor, Emeritus
SHEPLAB 421 (office), 624-0819
pepin001 @
Space Physics
natalia.jpg Natalia Perkins
Associate Professor
PHYS 314 (office), 301-6786
nperkins @
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
NOvA Module Lab (off-campus)
plia0003 @
ron1.jpg Ronald Poling
Professor, Head of School of Physics and Astronomy
PHYS 145 (office), 624-7870
PAN 421 (office), 301-2330
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
PuchnerWeb.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
PHYS 342C (office), 624-7567
qian @
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 @
Konstantin Reich
Research Associate
reich @ Condensed Matter
KevinRoberts.jpg Kevin Roberts
PHYS 358 (office), 624-7053
kroberts @
MyPhoto1.jpg Ioannis Rousochatzakis
Research Associate
PHYS 314 (office)
rousocha @
Condensed Matter
Nicole Ruckstuhl
Research Associate
PHYS CERN (office)
ruckstah @
serge-rudaz.jpg Serge Rudaz
Professor/Director, University Honors Program
PHYS 325 (office), 624-5022
rudaz @
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 @
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 @
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 @ Space Physics
RogerRusack.jpg Roger Rusack
PAN 430 (office), 624-2322
rusack @
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 349 (office), 6123019562
rutkowsk @
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 @
Scott Sawyer
Maintenance Operations Mechanic
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
sasawyer @
Photo on 2011-02-23 at 13.44.jpg M. Claudia Scarlata
Assistant Professor
PHYS 355 (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
SHEPLAB 212 (office), 624-6001
schlu002 @
Space Physics
MyPic.jpg Michael Schuett
PHYS 342E (office), 301-3288
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.
Marc Schulz
Research Associate
mschulz @ Condensed Matter
Arlene Schuweiler
Undergraduate Clerical Administrative Support
PHYS 356 (office), 624-8379
schuweil @
Robert Schwarz
Research Fellow
PHYS Antarctica (office)
rschwarz @
Astrophysics and Cosmology
AlanShapiro.jpg Alan Shapiro
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231 (office), 624-5770
ashapiro @
Christopher Sheehy
Research Specialist
PHYS 220 (office), 625-1802
csheehy @
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Ya-Msk.jpg Mikhail Shifman
PHYS 436 (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
PHYS 420 (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
Developer 2
simensta @ Space Physics
Debabrata Sinha
Research Specialist
sinha @
Skillman Evan Skillman
Professor (Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 241 (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
Yan Song
Senior Research Associate
PHYS 375 (office), 624-4053
yan @
Space Physics
Angela Stehr
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec
PHYS 309 (office), 301-8303
stehr002 @
MetteMarie Stewart
Finance Professional 2
PHYS 136 (office), 626-6509
mette @
IMG_6262_ed_resize.jpg Andrea Stronghart
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec
PAN 321 (office), 612-624-7886
astrong @
Stuewer.jpg Roger H. Stuewer
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231 (office), 624-5770
rstuewer @
History of Science
Yau-Chien Tang
Professor Emeritus
tang @
ScottThaller.jpg Scott Thaller
Research Assistant
PHYS 470 (office), 624-6804
thaller @
Space Physics
Terry-web.jpg Terry Thibeault
Executive Assistant, Minnesota Insitute for Astrophysics
PHYS 356 (office), 624-4811
tt @
Zachary Thomas
Research Associate
PHYS 409 (office)
ztthomas @
IMG_0416web.jpg Arkady Vainshtein
PHYS 440 (office), 626-0814
vainshte @
Theory of fundamental interactions: gauge theories, supersymmetry. Operator product expansion and its applications.
DSC_0335.jpg Oriol T. Valls
PHYS 350B (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.
anv2.jpg Anthony Villano
Research Associate
PAN 323 (office), 624-4806
villaa @
Astrophysics and Cosmology, Particle Physics
VinalsWeb.jpg Jorge Vinals
PHYS 346 (office), 624-9074
vinals @
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 @
IMG_0487web.jpg Mikhail Voloshin
PHYS 424 (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
Prof. Emeritus
PHYS 476 (office), 624-2566
wadd @
Cosmic Ray physics
Reid Wagner
Junior Scientist
rwagner @
TomWalsh.jpg Thomas Walsh
PHYS 331 (office), 624-1371
tfw @
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 @
Melissa Wicker
Student Office Assistant
PHYS 356 (office)
wicker @
Thomas Wieber
Assistant Laboratory Machinist
NOvA Ash River Lab (off-campus)
trwieber @
Screen shot 2012-06-27 at 6.41.44 PM.png Kyle Willett
Research Associate
PAN 355 (office), 612-626-0405
willett @
Astrophysics and Cosmology
Liliya Williams Web Profile Picture.jpg Liliya L.R. Williams
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PHYS 353 (office), 624-1084
llrw @
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 @
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 @
Solar system comets; classical novae and CVs; evolved stellar populations.
Wygantweb.jpg John Wygant
PHYS 371 (office), 626-8921
wygan001 @
Experimental Space Plasma Physics: Shock waves; aurora; magnetic field reconnection; mechanisms for relativistic particle acceleration.
whoami.jpg Aaron Wynveen
PHYS 230 (office), 612-301-1820
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.
Yu, Guichuan.jpg Guichuan Yu
Research Associate
PAN 246 (office), 624-9015
yu @
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 @
WilliamZimmerman.jpg William Zimmermann
Professor Emeritus
PHYS 231E (office), 4-4387
zimme004 @
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 @
Non-equlibrium transport in quantum Hall systems