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Purushottam Dixit receives NIH award to develop Artificial Intelligence methods for analysis of cellular signaling networks

Purushottam Dixit receives NIH award to develop Artificial Intelligence methods for analysis of cellular signaling networks

Purushottam Dixit, Assistant Professor at UF Physics, has received the highly prestigious Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award, which grants $1.82 million over five years (2021-2026), will support Dr. Dixit’s work on developing […]

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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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Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Physics

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Physics

As part of a campus-wide artificial intelligence (AI) faculty hiring initiative at the University of Florida (UF), the Department of Physics has an opening for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in artificial intelligence for quantum materials and quantum information science to begin on August 16, 2022.  

Welcome to UF Physics first Dirac Post-Doctoral Fellow

Welcome to UF Physics first Dirac Post-Doctoral Fellow

UF Physics would like to welcome its first Dirac Post-Doctoral Fellow,  Dr. Sarbajaya Kundu.  Dr. Kundu received her BSc degree from the Presidency College (at the University of Calcutta) in 2013 and her PhD from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in 2019 (with Prof. Vikram Tripathi).  For the last two […]

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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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Why YOU Should be a UF Physics Major

Why YOU Should be a UF Physics Major

From UF PhysTube (Part 1 and 2): Dr. Kathryn McGill speaks with physics undergrads Urja Shah, Bridgette Gifford, and Haben Belai, and Professors Amlan Biswas and Juan Guan about why you should come to UF if you’re considering majoring in physics.    

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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