School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota

The School of Physics and Astronomy includes the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, the William I. D.

Fine Theoretical Physics Institute and the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Physics at the University of Minnesota offers a world-class education and cutting edge research to its students. The physics program in the School has 43 faculty members, 17 emeritus faculty and 133 (Ph. and Masters) graduate students and about 110 undergraduate students. Our graduates go on to be high school t

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Exciting work being done by Physics and Astronomy Professor Lindsay Glesener!


Congratulations to our Undergrad Scholarship Recipients!

- Basford Family Scholarship: Jocelyn Harrie and Megan Schoenzeit

- J. Morris Blair Scholarship: Piper Eriksson and Daniel Kukla

- Edmond B. Franklin Scholarship: Brian Ackerman, Peter Hofhansel, Thanika Kuntanapreeda, Aina Lopez Benet, Sean Poczos, Jacob Rasmussen, Nikita Roldan-Levchenko, Junha Yoo,

- Marshall J. Graney Scholarship: Nathan Elango, Theodore Parker

- The George W. Greenlees Scholarship: Megan Averill

- Homer D. Hagstrum Award: Anna Janni, Luke Kathman, Theo Mahaffey, Blake Wendland

- Craig R. Holt Scholarship: Gabriel Davlin, Siddharth Gorregattu

-Laverne & Ted Jones Astrophysics Scholarship: Joshua Godar, Jacob Markus, Seiya Tsukamoto

-Karlis Kaufmanis Scholarship in Astronomy: Anika Bloomquist, Hayden Da Silva, Emma de Bruin, Maxwell Leach, Sudhava Mohan, Zicheng Zang

-Anita Sue Kolman and Marvin L. Markshak Scholarship: Meg Chyna, Derek Wignall, Justin Zhang

-Alfred O. C. Nier Scholarship: Calvin Firth, Shardul Rao

-Oswald Scholarship in Physics: Blake Wendland

-Harry and Viola St. Cyr Scholarship for Undergraduate Research: Akshat Sharma

-Hazel V. Swanson Scholarship: Gracee Patel

-Albert G. Oswald Scholarship: Katrine Kompanets


Congratulations to the Graduate Fellowship and Award winners:
Below left to right: Banner image from left to right: Colin Weber, Kazi Islam, Arpon Paul, Mohit Gupta, Alex Granados, Nicholas Krueglar, Maria Neuzil, David Mayrhofer


It was too cloudy to see much today, but some creative CSE students had us covered:

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