University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy
Tony Gherghetta
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Tony Gherghetta is a theoretical particle physicist whose research focuses on extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics. The Standard Model describes the nature and interactions of the elementary building blocks of the Universe.

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LIGO detects gravitational waves from Neutron Star collision

An artist's rendering of the collision of two neutron stars

For the first time, physicists have detected gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. The observation was made by LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, a collaborative project with over one thousand researchers from more than twenty countries, including the University of Minnesota. More »

Fernandes named APS Fellow

Rafael Fernandes

Associate Professor Rafael Fernandes was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for "pioneering works on nematic order and nematic fluctuations in iron-based superconductors and other strongly correlated materials." More »

Vuk Mandic named APS Fellow

Vuk Mandic

Professor Vuk Mandic has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for "significant contributions to searches for primordial gravitational waves using LIGO data and for pioneering studies of the ultimate limits to low frequency sensitivity of ground-based gravitational-wave detectors." More »

Physics Force to appear on public television program

The Physics Force on stage at Northrop in 2017.

The Physics Force will appear on the Twin Cities Public Television program "Hands-on Science." The program will air on Sunday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. on TPT's Minnesota Channel.

Physicists at Minnesota play vital part in Nobel Prize winning experiment

Vuk Mandic and his research group

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics went to Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne, and Barry C. Barish, creators of the LIGO experiment which made the first observations of gravitational waves. LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, is a collaborative project with over one thousand researchers from more than twenty countries, including the University of Minnesota. More »


Calendar

Friday, October 20th
12:20 pm:
Ferromagnetic resonance measurements of dynamic magnetization damping in Co(2)FeAl thin films in the ultra-low damping regime —
Timothy Peterson, University of Minnesota
12:30 pm:
Novel windows into the dark sector —
Stefania Gori (U. Cincinnati)
2:30 pm:
Large-Scale Structure Information Encoded in the Cosmic Microwave Background —
Nicholas Battaglia, Princeton University
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
3:35 pm:
"Fluidity, Elasticity, and Activity: Conceptualizing Air from Boyle to the Early Newtonians" —
Victor Boantza, History of Science and Technology - University of Minnesota
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
The big questions in particle physics —
Marvin Marshak, University of Minnesota
Monday, October 23rd
12:15 pm:
New Information in Ancient Photons: Novel Approaches to CMB Foregrounds and Secondary Anisotropies —
Colin Hill, Department of Physics, Columbia University
Wednesday, October 25th
1:25 pm:
Prospects for an optical link to superconducting qubits via engineered micromechanical motion —
Cindy Regal, University of Colorado-Boulder
Thursday, October 26th
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
To be announced. —
Hao Wu, University of Minnesota
12:05 pm:
Micaela Bagley
3:35 pm:
Interferometry in a Strong Light —
Cindy Regal, University of Colorado-Boulder
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