Physics and Astronomy, Research

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

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For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. University of Minnesota researchers were involved in the groundbreaking discovery.

Awards-Grants

Two University of Minnesota professors elected to the National Academy of Engineering

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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities mechanical engineering Professor David Y.H. Pui and civil, environmental and geo- engineering Professor Emmanuel Detournay have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Pui was elected as a new member and Detournay, who maintains citizenship in Belgium, was elected as a foreign member.

Centers-Center for Sustainable Polymers, Energy-Environment, Research

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into ‘green’ products

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste into a variety of useful products.

Energy-Environment, Nanotechnology

Lithium battery material found to harm key soil microorganism

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New research published by researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison is an early signal that the growing use of the new nanoscale materials used in the rechargeable batteries that power portable electronics and electric and hybrid vehicles may have untold environmental consequences.

Awards-Grants

University of Minnesota senior wins prestigious science scholarship to Cambridge University

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Sammy Shaker, a senior in the College of Science and Engineering and University Honors Program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has been named a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.

Awards-Grants

Three CSE faculty named McKnight Land-Grant Professors

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Three College of Science and Engineering faculty members are among eight recipients of the 2016-18 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, a program designed to advance the careers of the most promising junior faculty members who are at the beginning stages of their professional careers.

Events

U of M Physics Circus brings large-scale stunts and physics fun to the public Jan. 14

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The Physics Force will present its largest public show of the year, the “Physics Circus,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis.

Research

University of Minnesota partners with San Diego Zoo to test bird and window collisions

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The University of Minnesota is partnering with researchers at the San Diego Zoo to host the nation’s first real-world testing of an experimental window film aimed at reducing collisions between birds and windows.

Research

University of Minnesota receives materials science partnership award to broaden participation, strengthen research

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With an eye toward improving material science through increased diverse perspectives, the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded the University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center one of six Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) awards.

Awards-Grants

University of Minnesota named most innovative public university

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The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) named the University of Minnesota a winner of its fourth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards.