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Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes


The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in data

UMN study to establish legal framework for genomic medicine

The NIH has awarded UMN researchers with grant to lay policy groundwork for clinical application of genomic medicine.

UMN launches 100th startup company commercializing technology

An up-close view of a molecule model

UMN has launched 100 startup companies over the last 10 years based on technology developed through University research.

Minnesota Population Center announces annual IPUMS Research Awards

Students studying

Honors best of 2015’s published research using MPC data to deepen understanding of social and demographic processes.

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American Bulk Warehouse Shopping

Study offers corporate/ government purchasers strategy for saving money while choosing environmentally friendly products

Gut bacteria may predict chemotherapy risk

Background of colorful, fanciful drawings of microbial cells.

A cancer patient’s intestinal bacteria may predict the risk of blood infections after chemotherapy.

UMN launches research to help reduce zebra mussel spread

zebra mussels

UMN will partner with Tonka Bay Marina, Brunswick Freshwater Boat Group and DNR to help reduce zebra mussel spread

White House OSTP recognizes UMN for commitment to advancing microbiome research

UMN’s commitment to developing better microbiome methods was recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Raising a Glass to a New Wine Grape

Itasca Grape vines

The University of Minnesota has released Itasca—its fifth cold-hardy wine grape.

Fighting for the fabric revolution

maroon fabric

The University of Minnesota will partner with dozens of businesses, universities, and government agencies to create the fibers of the future

To Understand How a Grain of Stardust is Born

Bob Gehrz

Discoveries at the U of M are showing how physics shaped the Universe.

Gravitational Waves Rock the Physics World

An aerial view of the LIGO site in Louisiana, showing 2.5-mile-long extensions of the experiment against the verdant countryside.

U of M researchers helped discover these “ripples in space,” confirming a prediction by Einstein and opening the door to new physics.