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Claudia Scarlata
Awards

Dr. Claudia Scarlata promoted to the rank of Professor

Posted May 17, 2021

She was promoted from the position of Associate Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Lindsay Glesener
Awards

Dr. Lindsay Glesener promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure

Posted May 17, 2021

She was promoted from the position of Assistant Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Evan Skillman
Awards

Director of MIfA, Dr. Evan Skillman named a CSE Distinguished Professor

Posted May 7, 2021

Dr. Skillman received this honor in recognition of his contributions to the College of Science and Engineering and the University of Minnesota through teaching, research, and service.

PSLSA
Awards

MIfA Graduate Student awarded 2021 President's Student Leadership & Service Award

Posted May 6, 2021

Alexander Criswell, co-creator of Universe @ Home, was one of the recipients of this award that honors outstanding student leaders at UMN.

Pox 186 galaxy
Research

Small galaxies likely played important role in evolution of the Universe

Posted May 1, 2021

A study led by UMN researchers found evidence of the first-ever galaxy in a “blow-away” state, which could give more insight into the Universe’s early stages.

NASA L'SPACE Academy logo
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MIfA Undergraduate Student accepted into NASA L'Space Academy

Posted April 28, 2021

MIfA Undergraduate Student Izzi Perron was accepted into the highly competitive mentoring program which is designed to develop the future workforce talents in space missions and technologies.

View of Fermilab’s Muon  g−2  ring
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Measurements of the Muon Magnetic Moment strengthen a previously reported tension with theoretical predictions

Posted April 13, 2021

School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Priscilla Cushman's article was published in the Physics magazine.

Illustration of James Webb Space Telescope
Awards

MIfA faculty awarded General Observer (GO) time on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Posted April 2, 2021

Several MIfA faculty members were awarded GO time on JWST for one or more of their research projects.

Comet Catalina
Research

Comet Catalina suggests comets delivered carbon to rocky planets

Posted March 6, 2021

School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Chick Woodward lead a study that gives new insight on the source of carbon on planets like Earth and Mars during the early formation of the solar system.

 Multi-color HST/WFPC2 image of VY CMa,  Astronomical Journal, 121, 1111, 2001
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The Red Hypergiant VY CMa --- Betelgeuse on Steroids

Posted February 26, 2021

Professor Emerita Roberta Humphreys of the School of Physics and Astronomy led a study with the Hubble Space Telescope to explain the origin of numerous high mass-loss ejections from a very massive star.