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UF Physics hosts Quarknet Workshop

UF Physics hosts Quarknet Workshop

On August 25-26, 2018, Professor Darin Acosta hosted a Quarknet Workshop for local area teachers.  The theme of this workshop was the ghostly neutrino. The photos show participants constructing coupled pendula (to mimic neutrino oscillations) and doing data analysis of particle physics data. Quarknet

UF Physics demonstration at Cade Museum event

UF Physics demonstration at Cade Museum event

A demonstration on Conductivity and Superconductivity, led by Professor Peter Hirschfeld and Society of Physics students, was recently held at the new Cade museum  the weekend of August 3, 2018.

Award of new DOE Energy Frontier Research Center

Award of new DOE Energy Frontier Research Center

A proposal led by University of Florida Physics professor, Hai-Ping Cheng, to establish the Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center, has been approved for funding at the level of $10.5M over four years. The center involves UF faculty in Physics (Hai-Ping Cheng, Art Hebard, […]

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Retirement Party for Jian-Sheng Xia

Retirement Party for Jian-Sheng Xia

On Monday, June 18, the department hosted a retirement for long time employee, Jian-Sheng Xia.   Jian-Sheng was first employed by the physics department in 1989 as a postdoc for Professor Dwight Adams.  In 1993 he was appointed Associate-In (Physics), appointed again as Associate Scientist in 2002, and then Scientist in […]

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Undergraduate Student Awards 2018

Undergraduate Student Awards 2018

On May 4, 2018, physics undergraduate students were presented the following awards in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments during the Spring 2018 graduation celebration.  Awards were presented by Associate Chairman, Stephen Hagen. Outstanding Thesis Award: Vesta Zhelyaskova   Outstanding Thesis Award: Gabriel Alberts   Ruth and John Sawyer Award: Derek Klein […]

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Memories of Stephen Hawking

Memories of Stephen Hawking

By Bernard Whiting, Professor of Physics, University of Florida With the death of Stephen Hawking early on March 14th, 2018, the world lost a distinguished scientist and a great mind. Despite failing health in his last days, he was able to die peacefully at home surrounded by his family. By […]

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