Physics at Augsburg
At Augsburg, we are fortunate to be able to pursue our passion for physics in the heart of the Twin Cities. Our faculty are focused on providing students a rigorous and experimental-based education. We do this through small class sizes (we graduate roughly ten students per year), nationally recognized research – primarily in the areas of space physics and biophysics – and a dedication to the career aspirations of our students. Check us out!
Recent News & Events
- We are conducting a search for a new faculty member! more >>
- Physics student Luis Hernandez is a finalist in the 2013 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Technical Poster Competition! He will present his research at the 2013 SHPE conference in late October.
- Mark Engebretson one of three science faculty members to receive additional funding this year totaling nearly $700k. more>>
- Ben Stottrup publishes in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the biophysics of the origin of life. more>>
- Physics students spend the summer of 2013 doing research off campus at Johns Hopkins University, Colorado School of Mines (and NREL), University of Nebraska, NIST, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, and locally at Polar Semi-conductor.
- The 2013 Sverdrup Lecture features Harvard professor David Weitz on the physics of food. more>>
- The Augsburg Physics Department is now a member of the American Physical Society’s Bridge Program. This program aims to develop a coalition of academic institutions that share a commitment to increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented minority physics students.
- Students from Prof. Stottrup’s lab blog about their experiences presenting at the 2013 Biophysical Society meeting in Philadelphia. more>>
- Auggie physics students present at the 2013 Microscopy Across the Disciplines student poster session, sponsored by IPRIME, a UMN partnership between industry and researchers in materials engineering. more >>
- Auggie physics research featured in nearly 40 presentations at 2012 American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco. more >>
- Physics professor Ben Stottrup and colleagues recently were awarded a $600,000 grant for STEM scholarships. more >>
- Mark Engebretson and other Augsburg Physics Alum are actively involved in NASA’s recently launched Radiation Belt and Storm Probes (RBSP) Mission. more >>
- Physics students spend the summer of 2012 doing research off campus at Harvard, NIST, Argonne, Oakland Univ, and TCU. more >>
- Physics student Jazmine Darden presents at UC Berkeley for McNair Scholars Symposium. more >>
- Breck School student working with Professor David Murr places second at ISEF international science fair. more >>
- Physics faculty bring in over $1.2 million in new research grants. more >>