Awards

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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Spring 2021 CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Spring 2021 CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Each fall the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) awards approximately fifteen one-semester dissertation fellowships to deserving graduate students whose projects are judged by the selection committee to be highly meritorious. Successful applicants receive a stipend and paid tuition during the following spring semester.  The following physics graduate students […]

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Physics graduate student selected to receive Office of Science Graduate Research Fellowship

Physics graduate student selected to receive Office of Science Graduate Research Fellowship

UF physics graduate student Corey Bathurst has been selected to receive a 2020-2021 Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Research (SCGSR) fellowship. This fellowship will allow Corey to continue his PhD research, with his advisor Professor Tarek Saab, at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory starting in January 2021. Corey’s research, […]

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Professor Cliff Will wins the APS Einstein Prize

Professor Cliff Will wins the APS Einstein Prize

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Cliff Will who has been awarded the American Physical Society’s 2021 Einstein Prize. Cliff shares the prize with Saul Teukolsky of Cornell and Caltech. They are cited “for outstanding contributions to observational tests of general relativity with theories of gravitational waves, astrophysical black holes, and neutron […]

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Pierre Ramond is recipient of the 2020 Dirac Medal and Prize

Pierre Ramond is recipient of the 2020 Dirac Medal and Prize

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics has announced that the 2020 Dirac Medal and Prize has been awarded to UF Physics professor, Pierre Ramond, along with Andre Neveu (U. Montpellier) and Miguel Virasoro (U. Rome Sapienza). These distinguished physicists are being recognized “for their pioneering contributions to the […]

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James Hamlin is recipient of a UFRF Professorship

James Hamlin is recipient of a UFRF Professorship

UF Physics professor James Hamlin has been selected for a 2020-23 University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship. The University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing […]

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Physics graduate student is selected as 2020-2021 STEM Chateaubriand Fellow

Physics graduate student is selected as 2020-2021 STEM Chateaubriand Fellow

UF physics graduate student Alexandria Tucker has been selected as a 2020-2021 STEM Chateaubriand Fellow. She will be awarded $14,200 to continue her PhD research in collaboration with Clifford Will and with Luc Blanchet at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris for 9 months commencing April 2021. The projects include analytically modeling the evolution of […]

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