UF Physics recently organized a staff appreciation event to express gratitude towards the technical, administrative, and facilities staff for their efforts and achievements over the past year. Thanks to all for your hard work!
Mark your calendars! On February 23, 2024, UF Physics will be hosting a seminar by Dr. Azra Bihorac, who will be speaking on “Bringing AI to Medicine and Healthcare.” Join UF Physics for the “Girls Do Science 2024” event this Saturday, February 10, at 10:00 AM, as we celebrate the […]
It’s Stand Up & Holler for Gator Nation Giving Day! Over the past 5 years, Giving Day has mobilized The Gator Nation to support causes at UF that foster innovation and growth to empower the next generation for a life of broad and meaningful impact. The Physics Unrestricted fund promotes community and engagement in physics teaching and […]
Above Image: The LISA mission consists of three spacecraft orbiting the Sun in a triangular configuration. The three satellites are separated by a distance of 2.5 Mio km. The spacecraft are connected by laser beams forming the arms of a high precision laser interferometer. This interferometer senses gravitational waves by monitoring […]
Congratulations to the following UF Physics faculty, staff, and student award recipients for 2023! GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS Tom Scott Memorial Award. This award is made annually to a senior graduate student in experimental physics who has shown distinction in research. The award honors the memory of Professor Tom Scott who made […]
Read about the latest happenings in the physics department in our Fall 2023 newsletter.
Photo: by Nature This week the scientific journal Nature explores noteworthy advancements in science for 2023, highlighting ten individuals pivotal in making groundbreaking discoveries and addressing critical issues. Among those featured is physics professor James Hamlin, who conducts high-pressure experiments at UF. In the article titled, “Superconductivity debunker: this physicist exposed flaws in a […]
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 […]
Professor Peter Hirschfeld has been awarded the 2023 Jesse W. Beams Award of the Southeastern Section of the APS (SESAPS). The award was announced last Friday at the annual SESAPS meeting. The award committee recognized Peter’s work with this citation: “For his seminal contributions to condensed matter physics and unconventional superconductivity […]
Photo of Nhat Huy Tran, award recipient The William Oegerle Scholarship in Physics and Astronomy is named after UF alumnus Dr. William Oegerle. The fund provides support for undergraduate students who show exceptional promise in conducting research in physics and/or astronomy. The awardee carries out a research project under the […]