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UF physics professor named AAAS 2018 Fellow

UF physics professor named AAAS 2018 Fellow

Congratulations to physics professor, David Howard Reitze, who was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for outstanding leadership of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory into the era of the discovery of the first gravitational waves. Read More. Image: College of Liberal Arts and […]

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LIGO and Virgo Announce Four New Gravitational-Wave Detections

LIGO and Virgo Announce Four New Gravitational-Wave Detections

and release their first catalog of gravitational-wave events On Saturday, December 1, LIGO and Virgo scientists presented new results from searches for coalescing cosmic objects, such as pairs of black holes and pairs of neutron stars, by the National Science Foundation’s LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and the European-based VIRGO […]

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Emma Brady, Robert DeSerio, Shawn Weatherford

2018 Distance Learning Innovation Award Recipients

UF Online has received the 2018 Distance Learning Innovation Award in the faculty-led team category from the Online Learning Consortium.  Congratulations to the UF Physics team, Emma Brady, Robert DeSerio, and Shawn Weatherford for their innovations in bringing rigorous at-home data acquisition labs to online students with interactive online lab technology.  The […]

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CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to UF Physics graduate students, Sankha Chakrabarty and Ankita Sarkar, both recipients of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dissertation fellowship. Sankha’s fellowship is funded by the McGinty Endowment and Ankita’s is funded by the Charles Vincent and Heidi Cole McLaughlin Endowment. Each will receive a $7000.00 stipend […]

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Recent passing of Professor Emeritus Dwight Adams

Recent passing of Professor Emeritus Dwight Adams

Physics Emeritus Professor E. Dwight Adams passed away earlier this week. Dwight was a faculty member in Physics from 1962 until his retirement in 2003. He brought distinction to the department through his experimental research in low-temperature physics, which was recognized by the American Physical Society’s 2005 Joseph F. Keithley […]

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Dark Matter Day 2018

Dark Matter Day 2018

Today is Dark Matter Day! Learn more about UF physicists’ research into dark matter with Professor Tarek Saab.

UF Physics Alumni in the News

UF Physics Alumni in the News

Rana Adhikari, BS 1998 Rana Adhikari earned a UF Physics BS in 1998 and is now a professor at Caltech. Rana has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize Foundation New Horizons Prize for early-career achievement. He is heavily involved in LIGO and other gravitational-wave experiments. Rana shares a $100,000 New Horizons […]

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A dilution refrigerator that monitors millikelvin temperatures.

Faculty positions available in biological and condensed matter physics

The department is currently seeking applicants for multiple faculty hires in biological and condensed matter physics. Assistant/Associate Scientist in Low Temperature Experimental Physics Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Experimental Physics Assistant Professor in Computational Biological Physics Assistant Professor in Experimental Biological Physics Assistant Professor in Theoretical Biological Physics

Retirement Party for Janet Germany

Retirement Party for Janet Germany

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!