Serge Rudaz

Serge Rudaz

Serge Rudaz

Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy


John T. Tate Hall
Room 375-20
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D., Cornell University, 1979
M.S., Cornell University, 1979

Professional Background

Founding Director, University Honors Program and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, University of Minnesota, 2007-2016

Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Physics, 2006-2007

Advisory Board, University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study, 2007-

Advisory Board, Seven Pines Institute, 2006-

Principal Investigator, NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates site at the School of Physics, University of Minnesota 2003-2007

Organizing Committee, SUSY30, Minneapolis, October 2000

Organizing Committee, APS-Particles and Fields Meeting, Minneapolis, 1996

Consultant, Particle Data Group, 1986-1996

Visiting Professor, Université de Paris XI, Orsay, 1994-1995

Governing Board, Lewes Center for Physics,1985-1988

Chairman, Sixth Workshop on Grand Unification, Minneapolis, 1985

Scientific & Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
Research Interests

Unified theories of elementary particle interactions and their phenomenology, Applications to cosmology and astroparticle physics

Honors and Awards

Horace T. Morse Award for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education, 2012

George W. Taylor/ITAS Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2006

University of Minnesota IT Student Board, Best Instructor,1998

Fellow, American Physical Society, 1995

University of Minnesota IT Student Board, Outstanding Instructor, 1992

Herzberg Medal, Canadian Association of Physicists, 1985

NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1984-1991


K. Olive, S. Rudaz amd M. Shifman (eds), SUSY 30, Proceedings of the International Symposium Celebrating 30 Years of Supersymmetry, Nuclear Physics Proceedings Supplement 101 (2001)

Selected Publications

J. Kapusta, E. Rrapaj and S. Rudaz, Hyperon Polarization in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions and Axial U(1) Symmetry Breaking at High Temperature, arXiv 1910.12759 [nucl-th]. Accepted for publication in Physical Review C - Rapid Communications

J. Kapusta, E. Rrapaj and S. Rudaz, Relaxation Time for Strange Quark Spin in Rotating Quark Gluon-Plasma, Physical Review C101, 024907 (2020) (arXiv 1907.10750 [nucl-th])

S. Rudaz, A. M. Srivastava and S. Varma, Probing the Flux Tube Network Produced in a Superconducting Phase Transition, International Journal of Theoretical Physics A14, 1591 (1999)

G. Carter, P. Ellis and S. Rudaz, An Effective Lagrangian with Broken Scale and Chiral Symmetry II: Pion Phenomenology, Nuclear Physics A603, 367 (1996)

J. Ohnemus, S. Rudaz, T. Walsh and P. Zerwas, Single Leptoquark Production at Hadron Colliders, Physics Letters B334, 203 (1994)

E. Heide, S. Rudaz and P. Ellis, An Effective Lagrangian with Broken Scale and Chiral Symmetry applied to Nuclear Matter and Finite Nuclei, Nuclear Physics A571, 713 (1994)