Awards

UF Physics Undergraduate Student Receives 2022 CLAS Excellence Award

UF Physics Undergraduate Student Receives 2022 CLAS Excellence Award

Congratulations to UF Physics undergraduate student, Bridgette Gifford, one of three graduating seniors who has been named a winner of the 2022 CLAS Excellence Award. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) initiated these awards in 2017, given out in a variety of categories including undergraduate, to those who […]

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UF Physics Ph.D. recipient receives NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

UF Physics Ph.D. recipient receives NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

UF Physics is pleased to announce that recent Ph.D. recipient and AAUW American Dissertation Fellow Alexandria Tucker has been selected for the NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MPS-Ascend). This prestigious fellowship provides $300,000 to fund Dr. Tucker’s three-year postdoctoral research position with Professor Nicolas Yunes at the Illinois Center for Advanced […]

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Graduate Student Awards 2021

Graduate Student Awards 2021

On Friday, December 10, the physics department hosted a graduate student event to announce physics graduate student award recipients for 2021. 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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Xiao-Xiao Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

Xiao-Xiao Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

UF Physics professor Xiao-Xiao Zhang has received an National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.  Xiao-Xiao’s project entitled, “Probing exciton-exciton correlations and phase transitions for spin-polarized excitons in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides,” is funded for five years by the NSF Division of Material Research starting in September 2022. The NSF CAREER […]

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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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