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Scholarship and Awards
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2021 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

Posted May 11, 2021

There are 29 undergraduate recipients for 13 separate scholarships.

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General

Fernandes Receives Research Award

Posted May 7, 2021

Professor Rafael Fernandes of the School of Physics and Astronomy has received the 2021 George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Research from the College of Science and Engineering.

Evan Skillman
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Skillman named CSE Distinguished Professor

Posted May 7, 2021

Professor Evan Skillman of the School has been named a College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor.

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Research, Research News

Mu2e an (almost) impossible experiment

Posted April 14, 2021

Physicists at the University of Minnesota are building an experiment that they readily admit is almost impossible.

Shaul Hanany
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New Careers Program brings new opportunities for students

Posted April 14, 2021

Professor Shaul Hanany has led a new effort to address the large gap in career opportunities in academia and the number of physics and astronomy graduates in the U.S.

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Zhen Liu: Hidden Sector Physics

Posted April 14, 2021

Zhen Liu is a new theoretical high energy physicist at the School, whose research focuses on “hidden sector physics” which seeks to answer fundamental questions in particle physics.

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Local SPS group named Outstanding Chapter; launches new website

Posted April 14, 2021

The local chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been named an Outstanding Chapter by the national organization.

Meg Foster
Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profile: Meg Foster

Posted April 14, 2021

For recent graduate, Meg Foster, the first year of Grad school has held a number of unexpected challenges.

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Alumni In Memoriam

Alumni In Memoriam: Raphael Aronson

Posted April 14, 2021

B.S. Physics, 1947, 1928 - 2018

Dr. John Hoffman
Alumni In Memoriam

Alumni In Memoriam: Dr. John Hoffman

Posted April 14, 2021

Dr. John Hoffman, Ph.D Physics, 1954, 1930-2021