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Faculty Retirement Event

Faculty Retirement Event

On December 20, the department celebrated the retirement of three long-serving physics faculty members, Distinguished Professor Art Hebard (1996), Professor Bernard Whiting (1989), and Professor Charles Thorn (1990). We wish them the best in their retirement, even though they all plan to continue working on physics projects.

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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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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