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Siddartha Abhinav is recipient of the 2018-19 Graduate Student Teaching Award

Siddartha Abhinav is recipient of the 2018-19 Graduate Student Teaching Award

Graduate student Siddartha 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. Siddartha will receive his award at a reception that will be held Tuesday, […]

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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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