Awards

Summer 2022 CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Recipient

Summer 2022 CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Recipient

Graduate Student Moinul Rahat (Pierre Ramond, advisor) has been awarded the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Maurice C. Holmes and Frances A. Holmes Endowed Fellowship in the amount of $8,000 to be used in Summer 2022.  Each fall CLAS awards approximately fifteen one-semester dissertation fellowships to deserving graduate […]

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Dimitri Bourilkov is elected APS Fellow

Dimitri Bourilkov is elected APS Fellow

UF Physics is pleased to announce that Dimitri Bourilkov, Associate Scientist, has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).  Dimitri is cited for his “advances in data intensive science using cutting edge computing infrastructure and for foundational contributions to the American Physical Society Topical Group on Data Science.” The APS […]

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Yuxuan Wang wins Nevill Mott Prize

Yuxuan Wang wins Nevill Mott Prize

Congratulations to UF Physics Assistant Professor Yuxuan Wang who has been awarded the Nevill F. Mott Prize. The Nevill F. Mott Prize is an early career prize awarded by the organizing committee of the Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES) 2020.  Yuxuan is cited “for his outstanding contributions to the […]

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Physics graduate student receives prize for invited talk

Physics graduate student receives prize for invited talk

Physics graduate student Prachi Sharma received the best presentation SIlver Prize for her invited talk “Optical conductivity of a Dirac-Fermi liquid,” given at the international conference “Low-Energy Electrodynamics of Solids” (LEES) in July 2021. Prachi is one of the few graduate students who was invited to speak at this prestigious conference, and […]

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Physics student receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Physics student receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to UF Physics undergraduate student, Kasia Wiech, who is recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) for Fall 2021.  GRFP helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports […]

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Physics graduate student is recipient of the Association for Academic Women’s STEM Scholar Award

Physics graduate student is recipient of the Association for Academic Women’s STEM Scholar Award

UF Physics graduate student Alexandria Tucker has been selected by the Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Awards Committee to receive the 2021 Association for Academic Women’s (AAW) Emerging STEM Scholar Award. She will be awarded $1,000, supported by the National Science Foundation PECASE Award. This award was dedicated to support extraordinary female students completing their dissertation in STEM who have contributed to creating […]

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Professor Laura Blecha receives 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award

Professor Laura Blecha receives 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award

UF Physics Professor Laura Blecha has received a 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). For the official announcement, please see https://rescorp.org/news/2021/02/rcsa-names-2021-class-of-cottrell-scholars. Cottrell Scholars are early-career astronomers, chemists, or physicists working at U.S. or Canadian institutions who are selected for their outstanding records in both […]

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Professor Yuxuan Wang receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Yuxuan Wang receives NSF CAREER Award

UF Phyics professor Yuxuan Wang has been selected to receive a CAREER award. CAREER is the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) program that provides 5-year grants to support early-career faculty in research and education activities. Yuxuan’s project, titled “New Platforms for Topology, Correlation, and Superconductivity in Quantum Materials” will be supported by the NSF Division […]

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Society of Physics Students (SPS) recognized as Outstanding Chapter

Society of Physics Students (SPS) recognized as Outstanding Chapter

The University of Florida chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. For multiple years the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization, a designation given to fewer than 10 percent of […]

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Graduate Student Awards 2020

On Friday, December 11, the physics department hosted a Zoom event to announcement the physics graduate student award recipients for 2020. Congratulations to all award recipients (listed below).   Charles F. Hooper Jr. Memorial Award This award is made annually to senior graduate students in physics who have shown distinction […]

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