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Zhen Liu

The School Welcomes Zhen Liu to the faculty

Assistant Professor Zhen Liu joined the school on December 28, 2020. He is originally from Zhenghou, an ancient city in central China. “I grew up near the old dirt city wall built 2200 years ago,”
Vlad Pribiag

Pribiag to help lead NSF-funded ‘Global Quantum Leap’

Effort aims to accelerate the discovery of next generation computing and communications systems
Cecil J. Waddington

Remembering Cecil “Jake” Waddington, 1929-2020

Emeritus Professor Jake Waddington of the School of Physics and Astronomy passed away on October 1, 2020. He was 91 years old.
Bob Pepin (man with gray hair and mustache standing in front of trees)

AGU Honors Pepin’s Distinguished Career in Planetary Science

Professor Emeritus Robert Pepin of the School of Physics and Astronomy will receive the 2020 Fred Whipple Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
Lucy Fortson

Fortson Named APS Fellow

Lucy Fortson, Professor and Associate Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Cynthia Cattell

Cattell named CSE Distinguished Professor

Cynthia Cattell has been named as a College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Distinguished Professor.
Man wearing bright blue shirt and glasses

Minnesota physicists complete detailed study of Higgs boson decays

Physicists at the University of Minnesota have announced a detailed study of the physical processes where a Higgs boson is produced and decays to two photons.
Michael Coughlin

Light from a black hole?

Michael Coughlin, Assistant Professor in the School is part of an international team of astronomers who have seen what might be the first light ever detected from a black hole merger.
Lucy Fortson

Zooniverse Experiences Quarantine Surge

Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most successful citizen science platform, with over 2 million people contributing to research worldwide.
Jochen Mueller with device

Physics Professor creating a smartphone device for COVID-19 diagnostic test

Professor Jochen Mueller of the School of Physics and Astronomy is part of a collaboration at the University of Minnesota that is building a device for smartphones that will help health care

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