News

Earl E. Bakken headshot photo

People-Profiles

In Memoriam: Earl Bakken

Posted October 22, 2018

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering alumnus and Medtronic founder Earl E. Bakken, died on Oct. 21 in his home in Hawaii. He was 94.

Robert Schwarz at his desk at the South Pole station

Research

CSE researcher makes history at the bottom of the world

Posted October 11, 2018

University of Minnesota astrophysicist Robert Schwarz holds a place unique in history. Over the past 22 years, he has spent 14 Southern Hemisphere winters at the Pole—more than anyone else.

two stars colliding

Research

Researchers discover new type of stellar collision

Posted October 8, 2018

New observations of a stellar phenomenon by a team of researchers, including University of Minnesota astrophysicists, has solved a 348-year-old mystery.

Demonstration of autonomous shuttle bus on campus

Digital Technology, Research

University of Minnesota awarded federal grant to research autonomous vehicles

Posted October 4, 2018

The University of Minnesota has received a $1.75 million grant over three years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the NSF's Smart & Connected Communities grant program.

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Medical-Health Technology

University of Minnesota researchers have discovered how to slow aging process

Posted October 2, 2018

In new research published today, University of Minnesota researchers have found a natural product, called Fisetin, can reduce the level of damaged cells in the body, which can slow the aging process. Chemistry Professor Edgar Arriaga played a key role in the research.

Abstract image of computer chip

Digital Technology

University of Minnesota to lead $5.3 million federal grant to improve electronic circuit design

Posted September 25, 2018

The University of Minnesota has received a four-year, $5.3 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead an effort that could spark the next wave of U.S. semiconductor innovation and broaden the competitive field for circuit design.

Aerial stock image of water, agriculture and city

Energy-Environment

University of Minnesota to develop techniques for monitoring global change

Posted September 11, 2018

The University of Minnesota announced today that it has received a three-year, $1.43 million grant from the National Science Foundation to advance machine learning techniques to better monitor global agricultural and environmental change.

Hexane molecule image

Energy-Environment, Nanotechnology

Researchers discover how caged molecules ‘rattle and sing’

Posted September 10, 2018

A team of energy researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered that molecular motion can be predicted with high accuracy when confining molecules in small nanocages. The discovery could improve production of fuels and chemicals.

Comparison images of Antarctica elevation maps before and after REMA

Energy-Environment

Researchers release the most accurate map of Antarctica terrain

Posted September 4, 2018

A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University have released the most accurate high-resolution terrain map of Antarctica ever created.

Svitlana Mayboroda headshot

Research

Researchers receive $8 million to study fundamental science of waves

Posted August 31, 2018

The University of Minnesota announced today an award of $8 million over the next four years from the Simons Foundation to an international collaboration to study the fundamental science of waves. The University of Minnesota will lead the collaboration.