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Bartz wins DOE Fellowship

Sean Bartz, a second-year Ph.D. student at the School of Physics and Astronomy, has won a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship. Bartz is one of 150 awardees from over 3,000 applicants for the fellowship. More »


Heger wins COGS award

Professor Alexander Heger has received an Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Outstanding Faculty Award. COGS began the award this year to recognize faculty members who graduate students feel go above and beyond expectations to ensure the success of graduate students, both as students and as the next generation of scholars and researchers. More »


Kakalios video nominated for Webby

The University of Minnesota’s popular online video, “Science of Watchmen,” featuring physics professor James Kakalios has been nominated for “Best Video” in the Variety category of the in the 14th Annual Webby Awards. More »

Chandra Varma

Varma to receive Honorary Degree

Professor Chandra Varma (Ph. D. Physics ‘68) of the University of California Riverside will receive an honorary doctor of science from the University on April 22, 2010. More »

Graduation Reception

The School of Physics and Astronomy will hold a graduation reception on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in the Foyer by 150 Tate Laboratory of Physics. Staff, faculty and students are cordially invited, please RSVP to Julie Murphy by May 3, 2010.

Brian Skinner

Skinner video : The Price of Anarchy in Baketball

Physics Graduate Student Brian Skinner discusses his work, "The Price of Anarchy in Basketball," which was published in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sport. More »

Grant Remmen

Remmen named Goldwater Scholar

Undergraduate physics major Grant Remmen has been named a 2010 Goldwater Scholar. Remmen is an honor student pursuing degrees in astrophysics, physics and mathematics. More »


LHC sets world record

Today the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland has collided two beams of 3.5 TeV protons – producing 7 TeV, a new world record for energy produced in a collider. The (Compact Muon Solenoid) CMS experiment successfully detected these collisions, signifying the beginning of the 'first Physics" at the LHC. More »


Undergraduate physics majors featured in news story

Four Undergraduate physics majors, Nathan Mirman, Tanner Prestegard, Martin Schroeder and Brian Walstrom, are featured in a University News Service Story. More »


First sketch of proposed Physics and Nanotechnology Building

The first preliminary sketch of a proposed new Physics and Nanotechnology Building is now available to view. The University of Minnesota is requesting $53.3 million in state funds from the 2010 Legislature to help build an $80 million physics and nanotechnology building. More »

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