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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, Kathy 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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Carolyn Beatrice Parker Elementary students share projects

Carolyn Beatrice Parker Elementary students share projects

Born in Gainesville, Florida, Carolyn Beatrice Parker was a physicist who worked on the Dayton Project, the plutonium research and development arm of the Manhattan Project.  Parker taught at Lincoln High School in Gainesville after graduating magnum cum laude from Fisk University with a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1938. Parker is […]

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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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Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics

UF Physics seeks a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics to begin on August 16, 2021. We are interested in applications from qualified candidates in all areas of Astrophysics, especially those whose research has the ability to exploit Artificial Intelligence and Big Data methods, and who would further […]

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