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Physics undergraduate student receives NSF Graduate Fellowship and Best of Paper Award

Physics undergraduate student receives NSF Graduate Fellowship and Best of Paper Award

Congratulations to physics undergraduate student, Kaden Loring, recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship and UF’s Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its […]

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Physics undergraduate student accepted into McNair Scholars Program

Physics undergraduate student accepted into McNair Scholars Program

Congratulations to Physics undergraduate student, Ariana Gonzalez, who was recently accepted into the UF McNair Scholars Program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the federal government’s TRIO programs, the program prepares undergraduate students for pursuit of a doctoral degree by providing financial support, mentoring and opportunities so […]

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Physics undergraduate student receives CLAS Excellence Award

Physics undergraduate student receives CLAS Excellence Award

Sophia Bergmann, a UF Physics undergraduate student, has been named one of three graduating seniors to receive the fourth annual College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Excellence Award.  CLAS initiated these awards in 2017, given out in a variety of categories including undergraduate, to those who embody the college’s […]

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Academic Updates

Academic Updates

UF Physics academic updates will be posted here and on social media during COVID-19 crisis. March 24 The summer labs (online) will be posted on ONE.UF for students to register by the end of the week.   March 23 UF Physics will offer some summer sections of online labs. The […]

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Professor Imre Bartos Named 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

Professor Imre Bartos Named 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

Astrophysicist studies black hole collisions and neutron star mergers News source: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences When IMRE BARTOS first became interested in researching gravitational waves in 2004, his college professors advised against it. Since Albert Einstein theorized about their existence in 1915, no one had actually observed gravitational […]

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Image credit: National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet.

LIGO-Virgo Network Catches Another Neutron Star Collision

Image credit: National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet On April 25, 2019, the LIGO Livingston Observatory picked up what appeared to be gravitational ripples from a collision of two neutron stars. LIGO Livingston is part of a gravitational-wave network that includes LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), funded by the […]

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2018-2019 Outstanding SPS Chapter

2018-2019 Outstanding SPS Chapter

The University of Florida chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the fourth time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization, a designation given to fewer than 15 […]

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Graduate Student Awards 2019

Graduate Student Awards 2019

On Friday, December 6, the physics department hosted its annual poster session event and recognition of the 2019 graduate student award recipients. Congratulations to all award recipients (listed below). Charles F. Hooper Jr. Memorial Award This award is made annually to senior graduate students in physics who have shown distinction […]

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That’s all Folks!

That’s all Folks!

That’s All Folks! After 32 years (collectively) working in the #UFPhysics department, Jim and Debi Folks are retiring today. We wish them the best in their future adventures!