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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (the U of M, UMN, Minnesota, or simply the U) is a public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Twin Cities campus comprises locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) apart, and the St. Paul location is in neighboring Falcon Heights. The Twin Cities campus is the oldest and largest in the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,327 students in 2019-20. It is the flagship institution of the University of Minnesota System, and is organized into 19 colleges, schools, and other major academic units. The university was included in a list of Public Ivy universities in 2001. Legislation passed in 1851 to develop the university, and the first college classes were held in 1867. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity." Minnesota is a member of the Association of American Universities and is ranked 14th in research activity, with $881 million in research and development expenditures in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

Induced flaws in quantum materials could enhance superconducting properties

“In a surprising discovery, an international team of researchers, led by scientists in the University of Minnesota Center for Quantum Materials, found that deformations in quantum materials that cause imperfections in the crystal structure can actually improve the material’s …

New technology will allow important metals to be made more efficiently

“University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering researchers have invented a cheaper, safer, and simpler technology that will allow a “stubborn” group of metals and metal oxides to be made into thin films used in many electronics …

Collaboration uncovers unique properties of a promising new material

“A collaboration that includes four faculty members of the School of Physics and Astronomy, Vlad Pribiag, Fiona Burnell, Rafael Fernandes and Ke Wang, has discovered that a unique superconducting material has unforeseen properties when it was studied in a very …

Researchers discover a key cause of energy loss in spintronic materials

“University of Minnesota-led research discovered that the interaction between magnetism and sound particles in spintronic devices can lead to damping, or the loss of energy, a process depicted in the figure above. The finding will ultimately allow engineers to develop …

Researchers develop new one-step process for creating self-assembled metamaterials

“A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has discovered a groundbreaking one-step process for creating materials with unique properties, called metamaterials. Their results show the realistic possibility of designing similar self-assembled structures with the potential of creating …

Researchers 3D print unique micro-scale fluid channels used for medical testing

“In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics …

Energy researchers invent error-free catalysts

“A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Delaware, and University of California Santa Barbara have invented oscillating catalyst technology that can accelerate chemical reactions without side reactions or chemical errors. The groundbreaking …

Research Brief: Atomic-scale imaging reveals secret to thin film strength

“An international team of scientists and engineers, led by University of Minnesota Associate Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan and Professor Emeritus Michael Tsapatsis (currently, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University), have made a discovery that could further advance the …

New graphene-based device is first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

“Researchers in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have developed a unique new device using the wonder material graphene that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near perfect …

Research Brief: Researchers 3D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’

“A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a “bionic eye” that could someday …