Professor Mikhail Shifman, recent Pomeranchuk prize winner, says that particle physicists are experiencing a crucial time. And he ought to know. Shifman has written several books on the history of elementary particle physics. "We are at a crossroads, we will go to the left or to the right or nowhere" Shifman says, referring to the fact that supersymmetry, the theory that states that there are superpartners for every known particle, has not yet been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider.
Tate remodel slated for June 2015
Architects have completed a schematic design for an extensive remodel of Tate Laboratory of Physics. The building will be shutdown in June 2015 with work scheduled to be complete within 24 months. The renovation will seek to preserve the character of the building as a historic part of Northrop Mall while providing modern lecture halls and classrooms, instructional labs, study spaces, and conference rooms. More »
Cattell part of successful clinical trial
When other treatments for her aggressive B-cell lymphoma had failed, physics professor Cynthia Cattell, Ph.D., became one of the first to benefit from the U-developed drug DT2219 as part of a clinical trial at the University of Minnesota.
Emeritus Professor Erwin Marquit 1926 - 2015
Erwin Marquit died on February 19, 2015 at his home in Minneapolis, at the age of 88. Erwin was born in 1926 in New York City, and was an alumnus of City College. He lived in Poland as a refugee from McCarthyism from 1951-1963, where he received his doctorate in Physics from the University of Warsaw. More »
Woodward elected Vice President of AAS
Professor Charles "Chick" Woodward was elected Vice President of the American Astronomical Society. He will begin his term in the summer of 2015. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America.
Burnell Receives Sloan Fellowship
Fiona Burnell selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics. Burnell is one of 126 early-career scholars or "rising stars" to receive a $50,000 grant this year. More »
Thursday, April 2nd
MN Institute for Astrophysics Journal Club in B49 Physics
High Energy Theory Lunchtime Seminar in Physics 435
Resurgent SUSY, Accidental SUSY and String Theory —
Chris Brust (Perimeter Institute)
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Magnetoresistance near a quantum critical point —
James Analytis, UC Berkeley
Friday, April 3rd
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 435
"Transport in strongly correlated electron systems" —
Dmitrii Maslov, University of Florida
Fine Theoretical Physics Institute Seminar in 435 Physics
To be announced. —
Pavel Bolokhov, Premiere Institute
MN Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
The Great Impostor Trying to Recover —
Kris Davidson, MIfA
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Colloquium in 131 Physics
Rural Health and Striking Urban Doctors: The Aftermath of Mexico's Attempt to Provide Healthcare for All —
Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Physics Education Seminar in 157 Physics
To be announced.
Introduction to Research Seminar in PaN 110
Bob Lysak, University of Minnesota
Monday, April 6th
Cosmology Lunchtime Seminar in 435 Physics
Jason Evans, University of Minnesota