Cynthia Cattell


Cattell named CSE Distinguished Professor

Posted May 8, 2020

Cynthia Cattell has been named as a College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Distinguished Professor.

Lucy Fortson


Fortson to receive Taylor Award

Posted April 28, 2020

Professor Lucy Fortson of the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics will receive a 2020 George W. Taylor Award from the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Members of the BICEP collaboration in front of the new BICEP Array Telescope at the South Pole.


BICEP array installed at South Pole

Posted February 18, 2020

Professor Clem Pryke and his group are on their way back to Minnesota from the South Pole in Antarctica after completing installation of the new BICEP Array Telescope.

The solar wind surrounding the Sun.


Sun-bombing Spacecraft Uncovers Secrets of the Solar Wind

Posted December 4, 2019

NASA's sun-skimming Parker Solar Probe uncovers secrets of the solar wind. Congrats to the UMN MIfA FIELDS team: Keith Goetz, Cindy Cattell, John Wygant, Paul Kellog, Steve Monson, Jason Hinze, Josh Lynch.

Vuk Mandic


New Traineeship will Train Researchers at the Intersection of Astrophysics and Data Science

Posted November 20, 2019

Vuk Mandic is the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship designed to train graduate students in data science.

Patrick Kelly


Kelly Receives Grants to Study Extremely Magnified Stars

Posted November 12, 2019

Kelly's group hopes to learn about stars and potentially dark matter in the form of black holes in the foreground cluster.

Kyle Houser and Jenna Burgett with a model of their cube satellite SOCRATES.


First University of Minnesota-built Small Satellite Launches

Posted November 1, 2019

When launched, SOCRATES will be the first small satellite built by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to go into space.

Lucy Fortson


Fortson Receives Nicholson Medal for Outreach

Posted September 20, 2019

The Nicholson Medal recognizes the humanitarian aspect of physics and physicists created through public lectures and public media, teaching, research, or science related activities.

CK Vulpeculae, an hourglass-shaped remnant of a collision between a white and brown dwarf


Minnesota Astrophysicists Help Spot Rare Stellar Collision

Posted August 8, 2018

Professors Charles Woodward and Robert Gehrz are part of the ALMA collaboration that discovered the object, long thought to be a nova, is actually a remnant of a rare type of solar collision.

Micaela Bagley


Bagley wins STAR Prize

Posted July 11, 2018

Graduate Student Micaela Bagley received the Euclid Special Talent And Recognition (STAR) Prize.