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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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Professor Cliff Will wins the APS Einstein Prize

Professor Cliff Will wins the APS Einstein Prize

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Cliff Will who has been awarded the American Physical Society’s 2021 Einstein Prize. Cliff shares the prize with Saul Teukolsky of Cornell and Caltech. They are cited “for outstanding contributions to observational tests of general relativity with theories of gravitational waves, astrophysical black holes, and neutron […]

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Ligo and Virgo Announce Discovery of an Intermediate Mass Black Hole

Ligo and Virgo Announce Discovery of an Intermediate Mass Black Hole

Above image: An artist’s rendition of the two black holes of GW190521 orbiting each other in a gas disk that surrounds a supermassive black hole. Image credit: R. Hurt/IPAC/Caltech. On September 2, 2020 the LIGO Scientific collaboration and the Virgo collaboration announced the observation of an intermediate mass black hole, […]

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Professor Art Hebard Retires

Professor Art Hebard Retires

Distinguished Professor Art Hebard has retired after 24 years with UF Physics. Art was a long-time member of the technical staff at Bell Labs before he joined the department as a Professor in 1996. He quickly showed that he could master the teaching side of his new academic job, and […]

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Pierre Ramond is recipient of the 2020 Dirac Medal and Prize

Pierre Ramond is recipient of the 2020 Dirac Medal and Prize

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics has announced that the 2020 Dirac Medal and Prize has been awarded to UF Physics professor, Pierre Ramond, along with Andre Neveu (U. Montpellier) and Miguel Virasoro (U. Rome Sapienza). These distinguished physicists are being recognized “for their pioneering contributions to the […]

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James Hamlin is recipient of a UFRF Professorship

James Hamlin is recipient of a UFRF Professorship

UF Physics professor James Hamlin has been selected for a 2020-23 University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship. The University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing […]

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Physics graduate student is selected as 2020-2021 STEM Chateaubriand Fellow

Physics graduate student is selected as 2020-2021 STEM Chateaubriand Fellow

UF physics graduate student Alexandria Tucker has been selected as a 2020-2021 STEM Chateaubriand Fellow. She will be awarded $14,200 to continue her PhD research in collaboration with Clifford Will and with Luc Blanchet at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris for 9 months commencing April 2021. The projects include analytically modeling the evolution of […]

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Physics alumni in the news

Physics alumni in the news

Source:  National Science Foundation announcement via Acting Assistant Director, Sean L. Jones. Congratulations to UF Physics alum, Dr. Alexios Klironomos (PhD 2003, Alan Dorsey, advisor), on his new appointment as Deputy Division Director (DDD) for the Division of Materials Research (DMR), effective May 24, 2020. Dr. Klironomos received his Ph.D. […]

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Physics graduate student receives Fulbright Fellowship

Physics graduate student receives Fulbright Fellowship

UF Physics graduate student Istvan Kereszy has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship for 2021.  As part of the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program, the Fulbright program involves the participation of a large set of collaborating partners in supporting Fulbright fellows at the University of Florida. As a recipient of the […]

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