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Discovery of a new kind of composed particles, “chiral excitons”

Discovery of a new kind of composed particles, “chiral excitons”

A joint team from Rutgers, UF Physics (graduate student Adamya Goyal and Professor Dmitrii Maslov), and University of North Carolina (Professor Alex Kemper, UF Physics alum), discovered a new kind of composed particles—“chiral excitons”—on the surface of a three-dimensional topological insulator of the bismuth selenide family.  A chiral exciton is […]

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Cliff Will wins the 2019 Albert Einstein Medal

Cliff Will wins the 2019 Albert Einstein Medal

Distinguished Professor Clifford Will has been awarded the 2019 Albert Einstein Medal by the Albert Einstein Society in Bern, Switzerland for his “important contributions to General Relativity, in particular including the Post-Newtonian expansions of approximate solutions of the Einstein field equations and their confrontation with experiments.” The award will be […]

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UN International Women & Girls in Science Day, February 11, 2019

UN International Women & Girls in Science Day, February 11, 2019

Come Celebrate women in the sciences!  Events for kids and adults are free and open to the public. More information at facebook.com/ufsps. Sponsors College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Institute for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics UF Office of Diversity Depts. of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology & Physics Biodiversity Institute […]

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Society of Physics Students recognized as outstanding chapter

Society of Physics Students recognized as outstanding chapter

The UF physics Society of Physics Students (SPS) and their advisor, Professor James Hamlin, have been recognized by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) as an outstanding chapter for 2017-2018. “We at the SPS National Office want to take this opportunity to commend and applaud you for your tireless efforts […]

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Graduate Student Awards 2018

Graduate Student Awards 2018

On Friday, December 7, the physics department hosted its annual poster session event and recognition of the 2018 graduate student award recipients. Congratulations to all award recipients (listed below). Wayne R. Bomstad II Memorial Awards These are awarded annually to two Teaching Assistants who have displayed excellence in teaching in […]

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M2QM, the new Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials

M2QM, the new Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials

The Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials (M2QM) aims to deepen understanding and optimize control of electron-level physical processes to turn molecular magnets into quantum materials. We tune inter-molecule communication via magnetic interactions in clusters and solids and we design and perfect the underlying materials science for future computers and […]

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UF physics professor named AAAS 2018 Fellow

UF physics professor named AAAS 2018 Fellow

Congratulations to physics professor, David Howard Reitze, who was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for outstanding leadership of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory into the era of the discovery of the first gravitational waves. Read More. Image: College of Liberal Arts and […]

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LIGO and Virgo Announce Four New Gravitational-Wave Detections

LIGO and Virgo Announce Four New Gravitational-Wave Detections

and release their first catalog of gravitational-wave events On Saturday, December 1, LIGO and Virgo scientists presented new results from searches for coalescing cosmic objects, such as pairs of black holes and pairs of neutron stars, by the National Science Foundation’s LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and the European-based VIRGO […]

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Emma Brady, Robert DeSerio, Shawn Weatherford

2018 Distance Learning Innovation Award Recipients

UF Online has received the 2018 Distance Learning Innovation Award in the faculty-led team category from the Online Learning Consortium.  Congratulations to the UF Physics team, Emma Brady, Robert DeSerio, and Shawn Weatherford for their innovations in bringing rigorous at-home data acquisition labs to online students with interactive online lab technology.  The […]

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