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Keith Goetz and John Wygant

Probe gets up close to the Sun

Researchers in the School of Physics and Astronomy will be part of an experiment on NASA's Solar Project Plus, a spacecraft that will travel closer to the sun than ever before. The project is slated to launch no later than 2018. More »


Physics Force on opening day of the State Fair

The Physics Force will perform four shows opening day of the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, August 26th. They performances will take place at the Carousel Park Outdoor Stage at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. More »

Dan Grannes

Daily article looks inside the NOvA factory

[|The Minnesota Daily interviews] University students working at the NOvA project module factory in Minneapolis.


Lysak gives tips for spotting Northern Lights

Professor Bob Lysak talked to the Minneapolis Star Tribune about the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights this week in Minnesota. More »

Caitlin Johnson

MPR Spotlights UM Students Building NOvA Detector

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) interviewed University of Minnesota physics students who are building a small-scale neutrino detector as part of their work on the NOvA project. Click here for the story.


School welcomes REU Students

The School welcomes the 2010 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program which begins on Monday, June 7 and lasts until Friday, August 13, 2010. The REU program brings students from universities around the country to work to do research at the School. There will be a reception for the 2010 REU participants on Friday, June 11, from 3 pm - 4 pm in Room 216.

Bob Gehrz

Gehrz comments on SOFIA project

Professor Robert Gehrz is on the scientific steering committee for the 3 billion dollar NASA project which mounted a telescope aboard a jet airplane. Gehrz appears in a video about the stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy (SOFIA) project. More »

James Kakalios

Kakalios to Deliver Physics of Superheroes Public Lecture

Professor James Kakalios will deliver an Institute of Technology Public Lecture, "The Uncanny Physics of Superheroes," on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 150 Tate Laboratory of Physics. More »

Space probe in flight

School welcomes EFW physicists

The School of Physics and Astronomy will host a group meeting of the Science Team of the Electric Field and Waves (EFW) of NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe. The meeting, coordinated by Professor John Wygant, will include physicists from 10 universities who will convene May 26-28, 2010 in 210 physics. More »

Governor Pawlenty visits NOvA

Pawlenty visits NOvA site

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty visited the NOvA construction site near Ash River, MN during the Fishing Opener may 13-16, 2010. The opener was held on Lake Kabetogama only a few miles from the future location of the NOvA far detector. More »

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