Source: UF News Astrophysicists Imre Bartos at the University of Florida and Szabolcs Márka at Columbia University have identified a violent collision of two neutron stars 4.6 billion years ago as the likely source of some of the most coveted matter on Earth. This single cosmic event, close to our […]
David Reitze, Executive Director of LIGO and UF physics professor, will be speaking on “The Gravitational Wave Astronomical Revolution” this Sunday, April 28 at 6pm in room 1001 (auditorium) of the physics building. More information: https://lisacon4.phys.ufl.edu/revolution.
Congratulations to #UFPhysics graduate student Tyler Reynolds who has been selected as one of 70 US students to pursue research at the Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR). The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis […]
Professor Hai-Ping Cheng has been selected for a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship. These awards recognize faculty with a distinguished record of research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continuing distinction in their field. The UFRF Professorship carries a 3-year salary supplement and an allocation of research funds. […]
Graduate student Sid Abhinav was recently awarded the University of Florida Graduate Student Teaching Award for 2018-2019. These teaching awards are based on the teaching assistant’s contribution to course development, their instructional technique, and involvement with students. Sid will receive his award at a reception that will be held Tuesday, […]
Congratulations to Physics major, Daniel Ally, recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Student Excellence Award. Daniel was one of three graduating seniors named winner of the third annual CLAS Excellence Award. Initiated in 2017, these awards are given out in a variety of categories to those […]
Congratulations to Professor Pierre Ramond, Distinguished Professor of Physics, on his recent induction into the inaugural Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Hall of Fame, “NCE 100,” established as part of the College’s celebration of its centennial. The “NCE 100” distinction is bestowed upon only one in about 500 NCE alumni. […]
Dr. Gabriela González, LSU and LIGO, was guest speaker for Women & Girls in Science Day events 2019. The following is the public Astronomy lecture on “Einstein, Gravitational Waves, Black Holes, and Other Matters” given by Gabriela at the Alachua County Library on February 9.
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 […]
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 […]