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Patrick Kelly

Kelly Receives Borja Award

January 27, 2023
Assistant Professor Patrick Kelly of the School of Physics and Astronomy has received the Guillermo E. Borja Award from the College of Science and Engineering.
Nadja Strobbe

Strobbe gets grant to study machine learning

January 13, 2023
Nadja Strobbe, Assistant Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy will receive $232,000.00 as part of a $4.3 million grant awarded by the Department of Energy to improve machine learning in
Robert Pepin holding up a sample of meteorite in his laboratory

Robert O. Pepin, 1933-2023

January 11, 2023
Professor Emeritus Robert Pepin of the School of Physics and Astronomy passed away on January 6 at the age of 89.
Amartya Saha, Rafael Fernandes, Turan Birol

University theorists help shed new light on superconductivity in two-dimensional materials

January 10, 2023
University of Minnesota Physics Ph.D. student Amartya Saha, working under the guidance of Prof. Turan Birol, from the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science department, and Prof. Rafael Fernandes
Ke Wang, Xi Zhang, Wei Ren in the Wang Group laboratory

Unprecedented control: Wang Group demonstrates precise manipulation of electron waves in a novel graphene microcavity

December 15, 2022
Device to focus electrons the same way light can be focused in a laser
Light from supernova

Kelly leads study of Red-supergiant supernova images

November 9, 2022
School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Patrick Kelly led a team that has measured the size of a star dating back more than 11 billion years ago using images that show the evolution of the star

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