Posted September 14, 2021
Sauviz Alaei, a Physics and Math major from Eagan, has been named a recipient of the Astronaut Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in math, engineering and the natural and applied sciences.
Posted September 7, 2021
A team from the University of Minnesota Small Satellite Laboratory was selected in a competition to be one of three teams to have their small instrument, a cubesat, launched into space.
Posted July 14, 2021
A collaboration that includes four faculty members of the School of Physics and Astronomy, Vlad Pribiag, Fiona Burnell, Rafael Fernandes, and Ke Wang, has discovered that a unique superconducting material has unforeseen properties when it was studied in a very thin layer. It is not uncommon for materials to behave differently when they are at a very small size, but this material has potentially beneficial properties.
Posted June 28, 2021
Nadja Strobbe, who joined the School as an assistant professor in 2019, is leading an investigation into what she calls “stealth Supersymmetry (SUSY).” The elusive process of supersymmetry is a theoretical extension of the Standard Model that predicts a partner particle for every particle. These new particles could solve a major problem with the Standard Model – fixing the mass of the Higgs boson. To date, there has been no evidence for supersymmetry, although experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have ruled out some of the simplest models.