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One of two magnetic focusing horns that produces intense neutrino beams for MINERvA experiments. Photo: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab.

‘Ghostly’ Particles Lead to Major Physics Discovery

Source: CLAS News Image: One of two magnetic focusing horns that produces intense neutrino beams for MINERvA experiments. Photo: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab. Scientists from MINERvA, a collaborative experiment designed to study some of the most vexing puzzles in physics, revealed a groundbreaking new way to view protons. The discovery, published today(opens in […]

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Kathryn McGill receives CLAS Teaching Award

Kathryn McGill receives CLAS Teaching Award

Dr. Kathryn McGill has been selected for a 2022-2023 Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  These awards encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in teaching.  Although many excellent teachers are nominated, only about five or six faculty are selected for the CLAS Teaching Award each […]

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ALMA Scientists Find Pair of Black Holes Dining Together in Nearby Galaxy Merger
While studying a nearby pair of merging galaxies using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)— and international observatory co-operated by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)— scientists discovered two supermassive black holes growing simultaneously near the center of the newly coalescing galaxy. These super-hungry giants are the closest together that scientists have ever observed in multiple wavelengths. What’s more, the new research reveals that binary black holes and the galaxy mergers that create them may be surprisingly commonplace in the Universe.

Astrophysicist Laura Blecha aids in discovery at the heart of a galactic merger

Image: An artist’s conception of the late-stage galaxy merger and its two central black holes. ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); M. Weiss (NRAO/AUI/NSF) Source: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences news feature Scientists Find Black Holes Tangled in Cosmic Dance Adark secret has been uncovered: Not one, but two supermassive black holes hide […]

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Mark Meisel is recognized as Physics Teacher of the Year

Mark Meisel is recognized as Physics Teacher of the Year

Professor Mark Meisel is the recipient of the UF Physics Teacher of the Year award for 2022.  The award recognizes Prof Meisel for his commitment to engaging and inspiring his students and creating a positive and inclusive learning environment.  In nominating Prof Meisel, students praised him for caring genuinely about […]

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Graduate Student Awards 2022

Graduate Student Awards 2022

On Friday, December 9, the physics department hosted a graduate student pizza and poster event to announce physics graduate student award recipients for 2022. Congratulations to all the award recipients (listed below).   Charles F. Hooper Jr. Memorial Award This award is made annually to senior graduate students in physics […]

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UF Physics graduate student Alex Donald, who is mentored by Dr. Lucia Steinke, conducts the final review of the Bay 3 instrument in the MagLab HBT Facility in the Microkelvin Lab at UF, before adding the heat shields and vacuum cans and installing the superconducting magnets and cryogenic vessel.

NSF renews funding for UF Physics’ Mag Lab

Photo: UF Physics graduate student Alex Donald, who is mentored by Dr. Lucia Steinke, conducts the final review of the Bay 3 instrument in the MagLab HBT Facility in the Microkelvin Lab at UF, before adding the heat shields and vacuum cans and installing the superconducting magnets and cryogenic vessel. […]

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Physics graduate students, Roy Forestano Alex Roman, and Eyup Unlu.

Exoplanets Research Team wins Machine Learning Data Challenge

The UF Physics exoplanets research team wins the Ariel Machine Learning Data Challenge, an official event at the NeurIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) conference this year (https://nips.cc/).   Ariel is the next large European Space Agency mission to be launched in 2029, which will observe the atmospheres of thousands of extrasolar […]

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AI Hackathon

Physics undergraduates win first place in AI Hackathon

Congratulations to Physics undergraduate students Sydnee O’Donnell and Oscar Barrera who recently participated in UF’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Days 24-hour Hackathon and won first place!  As part of UF’s AI Days initiative, teams were assigned the task of developing a software application to develop a solution for greater global awareness and […]

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Neil Sullivan

Neil Sullivan wins Jesse W. Beams Award of the American Physical Society

UF Physics Professor Neil Sullivan has been awarded the 2022 Jesse W. Beams Research Award of the American Physical Society.   Since 1973, the Jesse Beams Award has been given annually by the Southeastern Section of the APS (SESAPS), to recognize especially significant or meritorious research carried out by a physicist […]

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