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Kakalios on the Science of Watchmen

School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Jim Kakalios is a science consultant on the upcoming movie Watchmen. More »

Local Society of Physics Students named "Outstanding Chapter"

The School of Physics and Astronomy Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2007-2008 school year. More »


Goldman to give Regents Professor Lecture

Dr. Allen Goldman, Regents Professor and Head of Physics, will present the first talk of the semester in the Regents Professor Lecture Series. Dr. Goldman will discuss "Superconductivity: High Science and High Technology", on Monday, February 2, 2009, 11:30-1:00 p.m. in the Coffman Union Theater. His talk will be followed by a reception. More »

Physics Force at Northrop will go on

Physics Force will perform their show on Friday, January 16th as scheduled. There is no cancellation due to bad weather. More »

Yong Zhong Qian

Yong Zhong Qian elected APS Fellow

Professor Yong Zhong Qian was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society through the Division of Nuclear Physics. More »


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 »

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