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Furmanski part of collaboration that casts doubt on the so-called “sterile neutrino”

Assistant Professor Andrew Furmanski, a faculty member in the School, is a member of a collaboration known as MicroBooNE, 170-ton liquid-argon detector at Fermilab, whose results have possibly
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Kapusta Named Lead Editor of Physical Review C

Distinguished University Teaching Professor Joseph Kapusta of the School of Physics and Astronomy has been named as lead editor of Physical Review C, the world's leading nuclear physics journal
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Fernandes part of a collaboration that identified electronic nematicity in a twisted system

Electronic nematic order is a unique state of matter observed in several quantum materials, including some that display unusual superconductivity -- the ability to conduct electricity without
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In Memoriam: Russell Hobbie, 1934-2021

Professor and textbook author introduced medical physics to the School’s curriculum
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UMN part of collaboration that confirms Propagation Path of Electromagnetic Waves from Space to Ground

Space physicists have theorized for over 50 years that a particular type of electromagnetic (EM) waves called EMIC (Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron) waves propagate from space to the ground, but were
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UMN solar astrophysics research to get a boost from citizen science

The latest Zooniverse citizen science project called “Solar Jet Hunter” will help benefit a small research team led by members of the School of Physics and Astronomy: former postdoctoral researcher