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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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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 Introductory Class & Lab Course Request Form

Spring 2021 Introductory Class & Lab Course Request Form

All seats that are open in physics introductory classes and labs (PHY 2004, 2005, 2048, 2049, 2053, 2054) are now viewable in ONE.UF. If a class is full today, seats may become available when students receive their Fall semester grades or when the very small number of seats that are being […]

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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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Ligo and Virgo Announce Discovery of an Intermediate Mass Black Hole

Ligo and Virgo Announce Discovery of an Intermediate Mass Black Hole

Above image: An artist’s rendition of the two black holes of GW190521 orbiting each other in a gas disk that surrounds a supermassive black hole. Image credit: R. Hurt/IPAC/Caltech. On September 2, 2020 the LIGO Scientific collaboration and the Virgo collaboration announced the observation of an intermediate mass black hole, […]

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Professor Art Hebard Retires

Professor Art Hebard Retires

Distinguished Professor Art Hebard has retired after 24 years with UF Physics. Art was a long-time member of the technical staff at Bell Labs before he joined the department as a Professor in 1996. He quickly showed that he could master the teaching side of his new academic job, and […]

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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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