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School of Physics and Astronomy

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Russell Hobbie

In Memoriam: Russell Hobbie, 1934-2021

Professor and textbook author introduced medical physics to the School’s curriculum
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UMN part of collaboration that confirms Propagation Path of Electromagnetic Waves from Space to Ground

Space physicists have theorized for over 50 years that a particular type of electromagnetic (EM) waves called EMIC (Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron) waves propagate from space to the ground, but were
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UMN solar astrophysics research to get a boost from citizen science

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
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Woodward part of research team that captures unique images of Io’s volcanoes

Jupiter’s moon, Io, is one of the most volcanically active body in the solar system and yet, scientists have not been able to capture detailed images of volcanism and lava flows regularly. School of
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The Big Picture: Rudnick helps lead effort that reveals the stormy weather in galaxy clusters

Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rudnick of the School of Physics and Astronomy led the Technical Working Group of the MeerKAT Galaxy Cluster Legacy Survey (MGCLS).
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Furmanski part of collaboration that casts doubt on the so-called “sterile neutrino”

Assistant Professor Andrew Furmanski, a faculty member in the School, is a member of a collaboration known as MicroBooNE, 170-ton liquid-argon detector at Fermilab, whose results have possibly