Ali Sulaiman with text 'ringleader: new faculty member is expert in planetary physics

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Ben Messerly

Messerly wins Postdoc Award

September 14, 2022
Dr. Ben Messerly, postdoctoral researcher in the School of Physics and Astronomy, won a 2022 UMN Postdoc Award for Teaching and Mentoring.
Alexander McLeod

McLeod receives Young Scientist Prize

August 19, 2022
Assistant Professor Alex McLeod of the School of Physics and Astronomy has received the 2022 International Union of Pure and Applied Sciences Young Scientist Prize.
Ali Sulaiman

Ringleader: New faculty member is expert in planetary physics

July 25, 2022
This fall, the School will welcome Ali Sulaiman to the space physics group.
Roger Stuewer

Gift establishes Roger and Helga Stuewer library

July 23, 2022
Professor Emeritus Roger Stuewer, historian of physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy and founder of the University’s Program in History of Science and Technology, and his wife Helga, have
Vlad pribiag

Pribiag leads team that receives $1.4M Keck Foundation grant to study possible breakthrough in quantum computing

July 12, 2022
A team led by School of Physics and Astronomy Associate Professor Vlad Pribiag has received an award from the W. M. Keck Foundation to study a new process that could lead to a breakthrough in quantum
Above is an illustration of an intermediate polar system, a type of two-star system that the research team thinks V1674 Hercules belongs to. A flow of gas from the large companion star impacts an accretion disk before flowing along magnetic field lines onto the white dwarf

Woodward research takes a look at the fastest nova on record

June 29, 2022
A research report, co-authored by Professor Charles Woodward of the School of Physics and Astronomy describes the unusual quirks of V1674 Hercules, the fastest nova ever on record.

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