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Physics graduate student is recipient of the Association for Academic Women’s STEM Scholar Award

Physics graduate student is recipient of the Association for Academic Women’s STEM Scholar Award

UF Physics graduate student Alexandria Tucker has been selected by the Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Awards Committee to receive the 2021 Association for Academic Women’s (AAW) Emerging STEM Scholar Award. She will be awarded $1,000, supported by the National Science Foundation PECASE Award. This award was dedicated to support extraordinary female students completing their dissertation in STEM who have contributed to creating […]

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Professor Laura Blecha receives 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award

Professor Laura Blecha receives 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award

UF Physics Professor Laura Blecha has received a 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). For the official announcement, please see https://rescorp.org/news/2021/02/rcsa-names-2021-class-of-cottrell-scholars. Cottrell Scholars are early-career astronomers, chemists, or physicists working at U.S. or Canadian institutions who are selected for their outstanding records in both […]

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Carolyn Beatrice Parker Elementary students share projects

Carolyn Beatrice Parker Elementary students share projects

Born in Gainesville, Florida, Carolyn Beatrice Parker was a physicist who worked on the Dayton Project, the plutonium research and development arm of the Manhattan Project.  Parker taught at Lincoln High School in Gainesville after graduating magnum cum laude from Fisk University with a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1938. Parker is […]

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Professor Yuxuan Wang receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Yuxuan Wang receives NSF CAREER Award

UF Phyics professor Yuxuan Wang has been selected to receive a CAREER award. CAREER is the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) program that provides 5-year grants to support early-career faculty in research and education activities. Yuxuan’s project, titled “New Platforms for Topology, Correlation, and Superconductivity in Quantum Materials” will be supported by the NSF Division […]

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Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics

UF Physics seeks a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics to begin on August 16, 2021. We are interested in applications from qualified candidates in all areas of Astrophysics, especially those whose research has the ability to exploit Artificial Intelligence and Big Data methods, and who would further […]

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Society of Physics Students (SPS) recognized as Outstanding Chapter

Society of Physics Students (SPS) recognized as Outstanding Chapter

The University of Florida chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. For multiple years the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization, a designation given to fewer than 10 percent of […]

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Graduate Student Awards 2020

On Friday, December 11, the physics department hosted a Zoom event to announcement the physics graduate student award recipients for 2020. 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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Spring 2021 CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Spring 2021 CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Each fall the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) awards approximately fifteen one-semester dissertation fellowships to deserving graduate students whose projects are judged by the selection committee to be highly meritorious. Successful applicants receive a stipend and paid tuition during the following spring semester.  The following physics graduate students […]

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Physics graduate student selected to receive Office of Science Graduate Research Fellowship

Physics graduate student selected to receive Office of Science Graduate Research Fellowship

UF physics graduate student Corey Bathurst has been selected to receive a 2020-2021 Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Research (SCGSR) fellowship. This fellowship will allow Corey to continue his PhD research, with his advisor Professor Tarek Saab, at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory starting in January 2021. Corey’s research, […]

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