On Thursday, October 4, the department hosted a retirement for long time employee, Janet Germany. A staff member in physics for nearly 30 years, we are wishing her the best in a well-deserved retirement!
Congratulations to Professor Mark Meisel on being named a Robin and Jean Gibson Term Professor for 2018-19. This professorship was created by the Gibsons to recognize College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service.
Congratulations to the three Center for Condensed Matter Sciences (CCMS) Undergraduate Fellowship Awardees for 2018-2019: John J. Koptur-Palenchar, advisor Mark Meisel Urja Shah, advisor James Hamlin Frankie DiLello, advisor Yoonseok Lee The CCMS Fellowship Award funds are used to support student research activity through hourly pay, laboratory supplies, professional travel, […]
On August 25-26, 2018, Professor Darin Acosta hosted a Quarknet Workshop for local area teachers. The theme of this workshop was the ghostly neutrino. The photos show participants constructing coupled pendula (to mimic neutrino oscillations) and doing data analysis of particle physics data. Quarknet
A demonstration on Conductivity and Superconductivity, led by Professor Peter Hirschfeld and Society of Physics students, was recently held at the new Cade museum the weekend of August 3, 2018.
A proposal led by University of Florida Physics professor, Hai-Ping Cheng, to establish the Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center, has been approved for funding at the level of $10.5M over four years. The center involves UF faculty in Physics (Hai-Ping Cheng, Art Hebard, […]
On Monday, June 18, the department hosted a retirement for long time employee, Jian-Sheng Xia. Jian-Sheng was first employed by the physics department in 1989 as a postdoc for Professor Dwight Adams. In 1993 he was appointed Associate-In (Physics), appointed again as Associate Scientist in 2002, and then Scientist in […]
On May 4, 2018, physics undergraduate students were presented the following awards in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments during the Spring 2018 graduation celebration. Awards were presented by Associate Chairman, Stephen Hagen. Outstanding Thesis Award: Vesta Zhelyaskova Outstanding Thesis Award: Gabriel Alberts Ruth and John Sawyer Award: Derek Klein […]
By Bernard Whiting, Professor of Physics, University of Florida With the death of Stephen Hawking early on March 14th, 2018, the world lost a distinguished scientist and a great mind. Despite failing health in his last days, he was able to die peacefully at home surrounded by his family. By […]