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Crowell elected fellow of APS

Professor Paul Crowell was recently elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. Crowell was cited for the application of elegant optical and transport techniques to the study of spin dynamics and transport in metals and semiconductors; and experiments probing the excitation spectra of inhomogeneously magnetized systems, particularly magnetic vortices.

Ashley Nord

Physics Major Ashley Nord wins Rhodes Scholarship

Ashley Lynne Nord, a senior in the University of Minnesota‚Äôs Honors Program, has been named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars for 2008. She is a summa cum laude candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in global studies with a minor in Spanish studies, and a candidate for Bachelor of Science degrees in physics and astrophysics. More »


Kakalios receives Taylor Professorship

James Kakalios has been named one of four Institute of Technology Taylor Distinguished Professors. This is a three year appointment to work as a team of key advisors on matters related to improving undergraduate education within the college. More »

Jon Anderson with students.

Anderson wins prize for presentation

Jon Anderson, PhysTEC Teacher in Residence, has won second prize from the 2008 Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Teachers Conference for the best presentation by a secondary school teacher on the subject of Particle Physics in the Age of the Large Hadron Collider. More »

Hans Courant at work at Los Alamos

Courant featured in "Voices of the Manhattan Project"

Professor Hans Courant, veteran of the Manhattan Project, was featured in the New York Times, "Voices of the Manhattan Project" More »

Community Fund Drive Seasonal Party

Physics Faculty, staff and students are invited to a a seasonal party to help raise participation in the Community Fund Drive. The party will take place on Friday, October 10 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 216.


Teaching Physics Matters

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) was featured in Connect!, the alumni magazine of the College of education and Human Development. Read the story here.

Departmental Photo

The annual School of Physics and Astronomy departmental photo will be taken on Wednesday, October 1st at 3:15 p.m. on the front steps of Tate Laboratory of Physics. More »

LHC incident may cause two month delay

A faulty electrical connection between two superconducting magnets may be to blame for an incident that will delay the start of beam collisions at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland for at least two months. More »

Professor Dahlberg on Minnesota Live

Physics Force on Minnesota Live

See Professor Dan Dahlberg's segment on Minnesota Live. Dahlberg went on the program as part of Physics Force to promote the Institute of Technology's Math/Science Fun Fair. More »

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