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Vlad Pribiag, Fiona Burnell, Rafael Fernandes and Ke Wang

Collaboration uncovers unique properties of a promising new material

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
fellowships and awards

2021 Graduate Awards and Fellowships

There are 14 graduate award and fellowship recipients in the School for 2021.
Scholarship and Awards

2021 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

There are 29 undergraduate recipients for 13 separate scholarships.
Rafael Fernandes

Fernandes Receives Research Award

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

Skillman named CSE Distinguished Professor

Professor Evan Skillman of the School has been named a College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor.
Isabelle Van Hattan, young woman wearing a lab coat, mask and shower cap standing next to a detector module

Mu2e an (almost) impossible experiment

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

New Careers Program brings new opportunities for students

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.
Zhen Liu, a man with dark hair and glasses wearing a green button down shirt and blue sweater.

Zhen Liu: Hidden Sector Physics

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.
Students playing Cards Against Humanity at a game night

Local SPS group named Outstanding Chapter; launches new website

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

Alumni Profile: Meg Foster

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

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