Posted March 21, 2022
Claudia Scarlata was named as a 2022 Distinguished McKnight Professor. She was recognized for her significant contributions to the study of the sources responsible for the last major transformation of the Universe, only a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, and to our understanding of the processes that regulate the growth of galaxies over cosmic time.
Posted March 9, 2022
Assistant Professor Patrick Kelly, has been awarded a McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments and promise among the the University's assistant professors.
Posted December 20, 2021
Cody Carr was voted into the top five out of 116 contestants.
Posted December 9, 2021
The latest Zooniverse citizen science project called “Solar Jet Hunter” will help benefit a small research team led by members of the School of Physics and Astronomy: former postdoctoral researcher Dr. Sophie Musset, Associate Professor Lindsay Glesener, and Professor Lucy Fortson.
Posted December 7, 2021
Jupiter’s moon, Io, is one of the most volcanically active bodies in the solar system and yet, scientists have not been able to capture detailed images of volcanism and lava flows regularly. Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics Professor Charles “Chick” Woodward is part of a research team that was able to image four of Io’s volcanoes with greater detail than ever before from Earth-based observatories. Io is over 390 million miles from the earth and the images enabled the team to resolve and study surface features less than 2 kilometers in size.
Posted November 22, 2021
Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rudnick of the Minnesota School of Astrophysics led the Technical Working Group of the MeerKAT Galaxy Cluster Legacy Survey (MGCLS).
School part of national effort to improve representation for African Americans in physics and astronomy
Posted November 7, 2021
The School of Physics and Astronomy is participating in a set of implementation workshops hosted by the American Institute of Physics’ (AIP) Task Force to Elevate African American Representation in Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy (TEAM-UP).
Posted October 14, 2021
Professor Roberta Humphreys of the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics recently gave a colloquium that served as a primer on “some of the most interesting stars I know: luminous blue variables (LBVs)". Humphreys, College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor Emerita gave a plenary lecture on this topic at the 238th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
Posted October 14, 2021
Angela Stehr was one of four finalists to answer the question “Is it Better to Win or Play by the Rules?” in the Great American Thinkoff, held annually in New York Mills, MN. Stehr is a Program Specialist for the Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics and is a self-described “Thinkoff Groupie.”