----- 2017 -----

Award Recipient

David Reitze, Professor of Physics at the University of Florida, wins 2017 National Academy of Science Award for Scientific Discovery

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Award Recipient

Profesor Andrew Rinzler, newly elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Congratulations to Professor Andrew Rinzler who has recently been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

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----- 2016 -----

Award Recipient

Charles Thorn, Teacher of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Charles Thorn, physics Teacher of the Year for 2016. Dr. Thorn has shown an ability to teach a range of courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Award Recipient

Peayush Choubey, E. Raymond Andrew Memorial Award

Congratulations to Peayush Choubey, recipient of the E. Raymond Andrew Memorial Award given annually to a senior graduate student in physics for distinction in research.

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Award Recipient

Ilaria Pucher and Yihee Yang, Tom Scott Memorial Award Recipients

The Tom Scott Memorial Award is made annually to a senior graduate student in experimental physics who has shown distinction in research. Congratulations to Ilaria and Jihee, both recipients of this award for 2016.

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Award Recipient

Joseph McNeil, Wayne R. Bomstad Memorial Award Recipient

The Wayne R. Bomstad II Memorial Award for lab sections is awarded annually to Teaching Assistants who have displayed excellence in teaching in lab sections. Joseph McNeil is recipient of this award for 2016.

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Award Recipient

Jonathan Thompson, Wayne R. Bomstad Memorial Award Recipient

The Wayne R. Bomstad II Memorial Award for discussion sections is awarded annually to Teaching Assistants who have displayed excellence in teaching in discussion sections. Jonathan Thompson is recipient of this award for 2016.

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Chris Billman, Charles F. Hooper Jr. Memorial Award Recipient

The Charles F. Hooper Jr. Memorial Award is made annually to senior graduate students in physics who have shown distinction in research and teaching. Chris Billman is recipient of this award for 2016.

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Tim Noland, Employee of the Year 2016

This year’s Physics Employee of the Year is our Building Maintenance Specialist, Tim Noland.

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Award Recipient

Dipsikha Debnath, Graduate Student Fellowship Recipient

Congratulations to Dipsikha Debnath, recipient of the Graduate Student Fellowship award from the UF Informatics Institute.

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John Mocko, Sonic Foundry 2016 Enterprise Video Innovation Award Recipient

Congratulations to John Mocko, Physics Senior Teaching Lab Specialist, recipient of the Sonic Foundry 2016 Enterprise Video Innovation Award.

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Award Recipient

Kim Doojin, AKPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Congratulations to Dr. Doojin Kim, recipient of the The Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA) Outstanding Young Researcher Award for 2016.

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----- 2015 -----

Award Recipient

Stephen Hagen, Teacher of the Year 2015

Congratulations to Stephen Hagen, physics Teacher of the Year for 2015. In recent years, Steve has taught a variety of upper-level undergraduate courses for which he has consistently received excellent peer and student evaluations.

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Award Recipient

Chris Reeg, E. Raymond Andrew Memorial Award

The E. Raymond Andrew Memorial Award is given to a senior graduate student in physics for distinction in research. Chris Reeg is recipient of this award for 2015.

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Johannes Eichholz, Tom Scott Memorial Award

The Tom Scott Memorial Award is made annually to a senior graduate student in experimental physics who has shown distinction in research. Johannes Eichholz is recipient of this award for 2015.

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Award Recipient

Sunil Thapa, Wayne R. Bomstad Memorial Award Recipient

The Wayne R. Bomstad II Memorial Award for lab sections is awarded annually to Teaching Assistants who have displayed excellence in teaching in labsections. Sunil Thapa is recipient of this award for 2015.

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Award Recipient

Andrew Padgett, Wayne R. Bomstad Memorial Award Recipient

The Wayne R. Bomstad II Memorial Award for discussion sections is awarded annually to Teaching Assistants who have displayed excellence in teaching in discussion sections. Andrew Padgett is recipient of this award for 2015.

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Award Recipient

Naween Anand, Charles F. Hooper Award

Charles F. Hooper Jr. Memorial Award is made annually to senior graduate students in physics who have shown distinction in research and teaching. Graduate student Naween Anand is recipient of this award for 2015.

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Award Recipient

Ed Storch, Employee of the Year 2015

Congratulations to Ed Storch, Physics Employee of the Year for 2015. Ed is a highly motivated professional who consistently provides excellent engineering support in the Machine Shop.

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Gravitational Wave Event

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

LIGO opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

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