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Professor Imre Bartos Named 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

Professor Imre Bartos Named 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

Astrophysicist studies black hole collisions and neutron star mergers News source: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences When IMRE BARTOS first became interested in researching gravitational waves in 2004, his college professors advised against it. Since Albert Einstein theorized about their existence in 1915, no one had actually observed gravitational […]

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Image credit: National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet.

LIGO-Virgo Network Catches Another Neutron Star Collision

Image credit: National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet On April 25, 2019, the LIGO Livingston Observatory picked up what appeared to be gravitational ripples from a collision of two neutron stars. LIGO Livingston is part of a gravitational-wave network that includes LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), funded by the […]

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2018-2019 Outstanding SPS Chapter

2018-2019 Outstanding SPS Chapter

The University of Florida chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the fourth time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization, a designation given to fewer than 15 […]

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Graduate Student Awards 2019

Graduate Student Awards 2019

On Friday, December 6, the physics department hosted its annual poster session event and recognition of the 2019 graduate student award recipients. 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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That’s all Folks!

That’s all Folks!

That’s All Folks! After 32 years (collectively) working in the #UFPhysics department, Jim and Debi Folks are retiring today. We wish them the best in their future adventures!            

Shinibali Bhattacharyya, Prasanth Shyamsundar, and Abhishek Kumar

CLAS Spring 2020 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Every 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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First Magnet Installed for the ALPS II Experiment

First Magnet Installed for the ALPS II Experiment

First Magnet Installed for the ALPS II Experiment at DESY (Phys.org) News Source:  UF Innovate The international ALPS II (Any Light Particle Search) collaboration installed the first of 24 superconducting magnets, marking the start of the installation of a unique particle physics experiment to look for dark matter. Located at […]

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Spring 2020 Introductory Class & Lab Course Request Form

Spring 2020 Introductory Class & Lab Course Request Form

Spring 2020 Physics Course Request Form for Introductory Classes and Labs All seats that are open in physics introductory classes and labs (PHY 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 […]

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October 31: Dark Matter Day

October 31: Dark Matter Day

October 31st isn’t just Halloween, it’s Dark Matter Day too! Dark matter may sound scary at first, but Sasank and Kasia are here to tell you more about what dark matter actually is (or what it might be). Learn more about research going on at the University of Florida: ADMX […]

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