University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty in Physics & Astronomy

All phone numbers are in area code 612 unless otherwise noted.

Name AscContact InfoAreas of Interest
BenBayman.jpg Benjamin Bayman
Emeritus Faculty, Professor
TATEH 201-25 (office), 624-0309
bayman @
Theoretical nuclear physics; nuclear structure; direct nuclear reactions; relativistic Coulomb excitation
Turan Birol
AMUNDH 485 (office), 612-301-1348
tbirol @
First Principles Calculations, Materials Physics
BroadhurstLarge.jpg John Broadhurst
Emeritus Faculty, Professor
TATEH 201-25 (office), 624-2502
broad010 @
The process of human hearing, using locally induced nuclear reactions to enhance the treatment of cancers by high energy (Mev) photons or thermal neutrons. The role of heavy cations in controlling contracting muscle cells..
BurnellHeadshotSmall.jpg Fiona Burnell
Assistant Professor
TATEH 130-13 (office), 624-0319
fburnell @
Exotic phases of matter-- phases not described by the conventional Landau classification based on broken symmetries.
IMG_5494.JPG Charles E. Campbell
Emeritus Faculty
TATEH 130-21 (office), 624-4141
campbell @
The many-body theory and statistical mechanics of quantum spin systems and of strongly correlated quantum fluids.
Cattell_picture.jpg Cynthia Cattell
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 258 (office), 626-8918
cattell @
Space plasma physics; magnetic and electric field measurements; auroral particle acceleration; particle acceleration and wave processes in Earth’s radiation belts; non-linear plasma physics; magnetic reconnection and shocks.
AndreyChubukov.jpg Andrey Chubukov
Professor (Fine Theoretical Physics Institute)
TATEH 275-19 (office), 612-626-0726
achubuko @
Condensed matter theorist working in the area of unconventional behavior or electrons: superconductivity, strongly- correlated electron systems and quantum magnetism
Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 1.41.26 PM.png Dan Cronin-Hennessy
PAN 346 (office), 624-9079
PAN 450 (lab)
croni028 @
CP Violation, Quark Mixing, Neutrino Oscillation, Flavor Violation
hddjfaib.jpg Paul Crowell
PAN 220 (office), 624-4828
PAN 283 (lab), 626-9371
crowell @
Spin dynamics and transport in ferromagnets and ferromagnet-semiconductor heterostructures.
prisca_greece3_cut.jpg Priscilla Cushman
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PAN 327 (office), 626-8917
cushman @
Dark matter searches, novel particle detectors, collaborative work in integrative tools for Underground Science, low background techniques
C:\Documents and Settings\DanD\My Documents\Dan D 4.jpg E. Dan Dahlberg
PAN 219 (office), 624-3506
PAN 10 (lab), 424-4058
dand @
Condensed Matter
davidson.jpg Kris Davidson
Emeritus Faculty (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 285-07 (office), 624-5711
kd @
picture_fernandes_2013.jpg Rafael Fernandes
Associate Professor
TATEH 130-23 (office), 612-625-9283
rfernand @
Strongly correlated electron systems. Unconventional superconductivity. Competing phases and emergent order. Disorder effects in quantum phase transitions.
lucy fortson.jpg Lucy Fortson
Professor and SPA Associate Head (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 285-14 (office), 624-9587
fortson @
High-energy astrophysics, gamma-ray astronomy, extragalactic astronomy including active galactic nuclei and barred spirals; Developing online citizen science as a method to solve research problems with large datasets; physics education research.
DSE-14018.jpg Eric Ganz
Associate Professor
PAN 319 (office), 624-2386
ganzx001 @
Calculations of the properties of novel Materials
Garwood2.jpg Michael Garwood
Professor Radiology-CMRR
CMRR 102 (office), 626-2001
gar @
Development of advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) techniques using ultrahigh magnetic fields. The design of amplitude- and frequency-modulated RF pulses to overcome experimental imperfections resulting, for example, from magn
imageGehrz.jpg Robert Gehrz
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 285-04 (office), 624-7806
TATEH 270 (lab), 626-2067
gehrz @
gherghetta.jpg Tony Gherghetta
TATEH 375-14 (office), 301-9198
tgher @
Physics beyond the Standard Model; LHC phenomenology; Supersymmetry; Extra dimensions; AdS/CFT and holography.
Goldman Allen Goldman
Regents Professor
PAN 226 (office), 624-6062
PAN 20, 30 (lab)
goldman @
Properties of superconductors and selected magnetic materials in the configuration of thin films.
Greven 200x292.jpg Martin Greven
PAN 218 (office), 624-7542
PAN 264, 270, 276 (lab), 626-9668
greven @
Experimental condensed matter physics. High-temperature superconductivity. Low-dimensional magnetism. Crystal growth of quantum materials. Neutron and X-ray scattering. Charge transport.
Alec Habig.jpg Alec Habig
Graduate Faculty (Physics UMD)
UMD, MWAH358 (office)
UMD, MWAH341 (lab)
ahabig @
Experimental particle astrophysics and neutrino oscillation physics. Member of the MINOS, NOvA, DUNE, and HALO collaborations, specializing in the analysis of cosmic rays, supernova neutrinos, and high energy neutrino-induced upward-going muons.
halley.jpg J. Woods Halley
TATEH 130-15 (office), 624-0395
halle001 @
Condensed matter and chemical physics theory, simulation and experiment with an emphasis on interfaces and models of prebiotic evolution.
Hanany Shaul Hanany
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PAN 316 (office), 626-8929
PAN 388 (lab), 625-1074
hanany @
Observational Cosmology; Early Universe Physics
Hegerweb.jpg Alexander Heger
Adjunct Professor
alexander.heger @ monash.eduMassive and very massive stars, the first stars, stellar rotation, nucleosynthesis, supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, X-ray bursts.
KenHeller.jpg Kenneth Heller
PAN 348 (office), 624-7314
PAN 450 (lab)
heller @
Research in high energy particle physics currently focuses on neutrino oscillations as measured in long baseline accelerator experiments. Research in physics education focuses the use, learning, and teaching of problem solving in physics.
CClabweb.jpg Cheng-Cher Huang
PAN 230 (office), 624-0861
huang001 @
Condensed Matter
Humphreys Roberta Humphreys
Emeritus Faculty (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 285-07 (office), 624-6530
roberta @
Luminous stars, stellar evolution, optical spectroscopy, galactic structure
Jalan_Bharat_v2.jpg Bharat Jalan
Associate Professor
AMUNDH 46 (office), +1 612-625-4088
bjalan @
Complex Oxides Thin Films and Heterostructures, Electronic and Magnetic Properties, Energy. Molecular Beam Epitaxy. Materials Processing. Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology.
picture_of_me_2.jpg Terry J. Jones
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 260 (office), 624-8009 626-2067
TATEH 265 (lab)
tjj @
Astronomical polarimetry, Infrared astronomy, Comets and Interstellar Magnetic Fields.
Jones Thomas W. Jones
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 285-02 (office), 624-8546
WALIB 411 (office), 624-1699
twj @
Theoretical and computational astrophysics, acceleration of cosmic rays, physics of diffusive shock acceleration, magnetohydrodynamics, galaxy clusters and the intracluster medium, radio galaxy dynamics, supernova remnant dynamics [Research Group Web Pag
kakalios.jpg James Kakalios
PAN 352 (office), 624-9856
PAN 381 (lab), 626-7479
kakalios @
Experimental Condensed Matter: Amorphous Semiconductors, Fluctuation Phenomena in Neurological Systems, Segregation in Granular Media
Kamenev Alex Kamenev
Professor (Fine Theoretical Physics Institute)
TATEH 275-16 (office), 626-0724
kamenev @
Theoretical condensed matter physics, disordered systems and glasses, field-theoretical treatment of many-body systems, mesoscopic systems, out of equilibrium systems
kapusta10.jpg Joseph Kapusta
TATEH Room 375-16 (office), 624-0506
kapusta @
Quantum field theory at finite temperature and density with applications to high energy nuclear collisions, astrophysics, and cosmology.
PaulKellogg.jpg Paul Kellogg
Emeritus Faculty
TATEH 201-25 (office), 624-1668
pauljkellogg @
David Kohlstedt
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TATEH 375-06 (office), 62601544
TATEH 350 (lab)
dlkohl @
U_K_small.jpg Uwe Richard Kortshagen
Graduate Faculty (Mechanical Engineering)
korts001 @
Physics of nonthermal plasmas, kinetic theory of nonthermal plasmas, physics of dusty plasmas. Nanocrystal growth in plasmas, photophysical properties of nanocrystals, nanomaterials synthesis, photovoltaic materials.
YKheadweb.jpg Yuichi Kubota
PAN 428 (office), 624-9582
PAN 470 (lab), 301-2339
yk @
I am interested in finding clues to the future theory of particles which will extend our current understanding. So far from three years of data collection (2010-2012) and analysis, evidence for neither SUSY nor extra dimension has been found.
Picture1.jpg Christopher Leighton
Graduate Faculty (Chem Eng & Mat Sci)
AMUNDH 48 (office), 612-625-4018
leighton @
Mo-new.jpg Mo Li
Graduate Faculty (Electrical Engineering)
KHKH 5-127 (office), 6126254873
KHKH 4-130 (lab)
moli @
Lysaknew.jpg Robert Lysak
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 285-18 (office), 625-1323
lysak001 @
Theoretical Space Plasma Physics, especially magnetospheric physics; auroral particle acceleration; dynamics of ultra-low-frequency (ULF) waves in the magnetosphere, especially kinetic Alfven waves; magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling; dynamics of field-ali
VuknewWeb.jpg Vuk Mandic
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PAN 328 (office), 624-6844
mandic @
Gravitational Wave Physics, Observational Cosmology, Early Universe Physics
2012_jmm_library_small.jpg Jeremiah Mans
Associate Professor/Director of Undergraduate Studies
PAN 427 (office), 625-8994
PAN 475 (lab)
jmmans @
Hadron collider physics at the high energy frontier, trigger and data acquisition electronics.
marvin3web.jpg Marvin Marshak
PAN 330 (office), 612-624-1312
PAN 450 (lab)
marshak @
Properties of fundamental interactions, including measurement of neutrino mass, tests of stability of matter (proton decay); high energy cosmic ray physics and astrophysics.
davidmorse.jpg David Morse
Graduate Faculty (Chem Eng & Mat Sci)
morse012 @
Theoretical and computational study of the statistical mechanics of polymer liquids and other soft materials. Block copolymer self-assembly. Dynamics and non-equilibrium response of solutions of semiflexible biopolymers. Surfactant systems. Correlation
MuellerNewWeb.jpg Jochen Mueller
PAN 418 (office), 625-4369
PAN 487 (lab)
jochen @
Experimental biophysics, two-photon excitation microscopy, fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy
Noireaux photo.jpg Vincent Noireaux
PAN 416 (office), 612-624-6589
PAN 484 (lab), 612-626-8085
noireaux @
Experimental biological physics and synthetic biology. In vitro gene expression, development of quantitative cell-free transcription/translation systems, biophysics of a synthetic cell system.
OliveWeb.jpg Keith Olive
Professor (Director, Fine Theoretical Physics Institute and Member, Minnesota Institute for Astrophy
TATEH 275-18 (office), 624-7354
olive @
Cosmology/Particle Physics
Pawloskiweb.jpg Gregory Pawloski
Associate Professor
PAN 344 (office), 624-7592
pawloski @
Neutrino oscillation, Matter-antimatter asymmetries, Physics beyond the standard model
Peloso Marco Peloso
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 375-12 (office), 624-6525
peloso @
Astroparticle physics, Inflation, Cosmology of extra-dimensions, Physics beyond the Standard Model
natalia.jpg Natalia Perkins
Associate Professor
TATEH 130-19 (office), 301-6786
nperkins @
Strongly correlated electron systems. Frustrated magnetism. Orbital physics. Competing phases and emergent order in systems with strong spin-orbit coupling.
ron1.jpg Ronald Poling
Professor, Head of School of Physics and Astronomy
TATEH 130-11 (office), 624-7870
PAN 354 (office), 624-6950
poling @
Particle Physics
PribiagWeb.jpg Vlad Pribiag
Assistant Professor
PAN 214 (office), 612-301-1817
PAN 353 (lab)
vpribiag @
My research focuses on quantum electronic transport in low-dimensional semiconductor systems.
Prykeweb.jpg Clement Pryke
Associate Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
PAN 318 (office), 624-7578
PAN 382 (lab)
pryke @
Astrophysics and Cosmology--Cosmic microwave background
Elias Puchner.jpg Elias Puchner
Assistant Professor
PAN 413 (office), 6123012326
PAN 481 (lab)
epuchner @
Cellular and molecular biophysics, cell- and synthetic biology. Single molecule and super-resolution microscopy (PALM/STORM). Single molecule force spectroscopy (AFM).
yong-zhong qian.jpg Yong-Zhong Qian
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 375-18 (office), 624-7567
qian @
Nuclear/particle astrophysics and cosmology: neutrino oscillations and their effects in astrophysical environments, supernova explosion and nucleosynthesis, chemical evolution of galaxies
serge-rudaz.jpg Serge Rudaz
TATEH 375-20 (office), 624-5022
rudaz @
Unified theories of elementary particle interactions and their phenomenology, applications to cosmology and astroparticle physics;
LR17.jpg Lawrence Rudnick
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 275-02 (office), 624-3396
larry @
Interactions of astrophysical relativistic and thermal plasmas in clusters of galaxies. Formation of cosmic large-scale structure and magnetic fields. Studied through radio, X-ray and optical observations, and citizen science projects.
RogerRusack.jpg Roger Rusack
PAN 430 (office), 624-2322
rusack @
I carry out accelerator based experiments to understand the fundamental forces in Nature.
Ya-Msk.jpg Mikhail Shifman
Professor (Fine Theoretical Physics Institute)
TATEH 275-08 (office), 626-0723
shifman @
Gauge field theories at strong coupling and supersymmetric field theories in various dimensions; supersymmetric solitons and solitons at the interface of high energy physics and condensed matter.
boris-alt.jpg Boris Shklovskii
Professor (Fine Theoretical Physics Institute)
TATEH 275-10 (office), 625-0771
shklovsk @
Theory of transport and electron-electron correlations in disordered systems, quantum Hall effect, hopping conduction, metal-nonmetal transition and transport in nano-crystal films.
EVAN.COS.jpg Evan Skillman
Professor/Director (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 285-16 (office), 624-9523
skillman @
Extragalactic Observational Astronomy; Specializing in: Chemical Evolution of Galaxies, Structure and Evolution of Dwarf Galaxies, H II Region Abundances, Star Formation, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, Cluster Galaxies
Thomas, David.jpeg David Thomas
Graduate Faculty (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics)
ddt @ umn.eduSpectroscopic probes of protein structural dynamics, with emphasis on muscle. New spectroscopic techniques: saturation transfer electron paramagnetic resonance, diffusion-enhanced luminescence energy transfer, synthetic methods in spectroscopic labeling.
Jos Uffink
jbuffink @
IMG_0416web.jpg Arkady Vainshtein
Professor (Fine Theoretical Physics Institute)
TATEH 275-17 (office), 626-0814
vainshte @
Theory of fundamental interactions: gauge theories, supersymmetry. Operator product expansion and its applications.
DSC_0245crop.jpg Oriol T. Valls
TATEH 130-25 (office), 624-0516
otvalls @
Superconducting and Magnetic Proximity Effects in F/S nanostructures; Exotic forms of superconductivity; Charge and Spin Transport in F/S nanostructures; Superfluid Hydrodynamics; Dynamics of quantum Crystals.
Victora, Randall H.jpeg Randall H Victora
Graduate Faculty (Electrical Engineering)
KHKH 6-157 (office), 625-1825
victo004 @
The theoretical study of magnetism and magnetics, particularly for application to magnetic recording and other magnetic devices. This work includes micromagnetic simulation, calculation of electronic structure, and analytic theory.
VinalsWeb.jpg Jorge Vinals
Professor / Director of Graduate Studies
TATEH Room 130-17 (office), 624-9074
vinals @
Nonlinear dynamics, pattern formation, and chaos in systems driven outside of thermodynamic equilibrium. Topological defect motion in soft matter, including transport.
IMG_0487web.jpg Mikhail Voloshin
Professor (Fine Theoretical Physics Institute)
TATEH 275-14 (office), 625-0798
voloshin @
Properties of elementary particles. Gauge theories of strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions. Non-perturbative dynamics of quantum fields.
TomWalsh.jpg Thomas Walsh
TATEH 375-22 (office), 624-1371
tfw @
Phenomenology of Quantum Chromodynamics and the Standard Model; Lattice Gauge Theory; Astroparticle Physics; Energy Sources in 2100
Wang, Jianping.jpeg Jianping Wang
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
KHKH 6-153 (office), 625-9509
jpwang @
My primary research interests include Nanomagnetism and Quantum Spintronics with a focus on searching, fundamentally understanding and fabricating novel magnetic materials and quantum spintronic devices. Some of research programs in my group are listed as
wentzcovitch.jpg Renata Wentzcovitch
Graduate Faculty (Chem Eng & Mat Sci)
wentzcov @ cems.umn.eduTheory of materials at high pressures and temperatures, planetary materials, and spintronic materials
Liliya Williams Web Profile Picture.jpg Liliya L.R. Williams
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
TATEH 285-10 (office), 624-1084
llrw @
Cosmology; properties of dark matter halos; gravitational lensing
Wygantweb.jpg John Wygant
Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)
wygan001 @
Experimental Space Plasma Physics: Shock waves; aurora; magnetic field reconnection; mechanisms for relativistic particle acceleration.
WilliamZimmerman.jpg William Zimmermann
Emeritus Faculty
TATEH 201-25 (office), 624-4387
TATEH B30-02 (lab), 301-8546
zimme004 @
Experimental study of superfluidity in liquid 4He and 3He/4He mixtures.
MichaelZudov.jpg Michael Zudov
PAN 224 (office), 626-0364
PAN 42 (lab), 624-2076
zudov @
Quantum transport in two-dimensional systems