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Alaei named Astronaut Scholar

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
Small Satellites team

Local team selected by Air Force for space launch

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.
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Humphreys named AAS Fellow

Professor Roberta Humphreys of the School of Physics and Astronomy has been named a 2021 Fellow of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
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
Nadja Strobbe

Searching for Stealth SUSY

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
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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.

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