The National Science Foundation recently awarded Dr. Mark Engebretson, Professor Emeritus of Physics, and his team $396,635 over three years to support the project, “Collaborative Research: Studies of ULF Waves Associated with Solar Wind Coupling to the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere.” Read More >>
The National Science Foundation has awarded a new three-year $425,919 research grant (NSF AGS-1264146) to Augsburg College’s Physics Department for continued operation of the Magnetometer Array for Cusp and Cleft Studies (MACCS), a longitudinally-extended array of 8 magnetometers located in Arctic Canada, and for space science research based on MACCS data. Read 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. Read the full story >>
Ben Stottrup publishes in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the biophysics of the origin of life.
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 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.
The 2013 Sverdrup Lecture features Harvard professor David Weitz on the physics of food.
Students from Prof. Stottrup’s lab blog about their experiences presenting at the 2013 Biophysical Society meeting in Philadelphia.
Four Auggies presented at the 2013 Microscopy Across the Disciplinesstudent poster session. This annual event is sponsored by IPRIME, a University of Minnesota partnership between industry and researchers in interfacial and materials engineering. Andris Bibelnieks and Dereck Dasrath presented on research done as part of the fall’s Physics 245 course (NSF DUE-0837182). Luis Hernandez and Promise Okeke presented work about ongoing studies of self-assembly in lipid membranes by the Augsburg Biophysics Lab (NSF DMR-1207544). Faculty advising this research include Joan Kunz, Ravi Tavakley, and Ben Stottrup.