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APS Moore Award Recipient

APS Moore Award Recipient

Qiaoli Yang, former UF Physics PhD recipient (2012) and present Associate Professor of Physics at Jinan University in China, has been awarded the American Physical Society (APS) Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Visitor award. As award recipient, Yang will return to physics to work with his former advisor, Pierre Sikivie, to […]

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David Reitze to speak at UF Physics

David Reitze to speak at UF Physics

David Reitze, Executive Director of LIGO and UF physics professor, will be speaking on “The Gravitational Wave Astronomical Revolution” this Sunday, April 28 at 6pm in room 1001 (auditorium) of the physics building. More information: https://lisacon4.phys.ufl.edu/revolution.  

Graduate student selected for Department of Energy research program

Graduate student selected for Department of Energy research program

Congratulations to #UFPhysics graduate student Tyler Reynolds who has been selected as one of 70 US students to pursue research at the Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR).  The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis […]

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Hai-Ping Cheng wins UFRF Professorship

Hai-Ping Cheng wins UFRF Professorship

Professor Hai-Ping Cheng has been selected for a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship. These awards recognize faculty with a distinguished record of research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continuing distinction in their field.  The UFRF Professorship carries a 3-year salary supplement and an allocation of research funds. […]

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Sid Abhinav is recipient of the 2018-19 Graduate Student Teaching Award

Sid Abhinav is recipient of the 2018-19 Graduate Student Teaching Award

Graduate student Sid Abhinav was recently awarded the University of Florida Graduate Student Teaching Award for 2018-2019. These teaching awards are based on the teaching assistant’s contribution to course development, their instructional technique, and involvement with students. Sid will receive his award at a reception that will be held Tuesday, […]

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Discovery of a new kind of composed particles, “chiral excitons”

Discovery of a new kind of composed particles, “chiral excitons”

A joint team from Rutgers, UF Physics (graduate student Adamya Goyal and Professor Dmitrii Maslov), and University of North Carolina (Professor Alex Kemper, UF Physics alum), discovered a new kind of composed particles—“chiral excitons”—on the surface of a three-dimensional topological insulator of the bismuth selenide family.  A chiral exciton is […]

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