The Physics Department Endowment provides permanent income to promote excellence in physics education and research at UF. It supports a wide range of programs and events that benefit graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and community.
The Physics Unrestricted fund supports the widest range of activities that strengthen the physics teaching and research community at UF. It supports recruitment of new faculty and graduate students, training of instructors, community activities for our graduate and undergraduate students, special physics events, and outreach to local schools and the community.
The Advanced Theoretical Physics Fund (ATPF)
The ATPF supports all areas of theoretical physics research in the department, with the objective of seeding new ideas and creating new knowledge. It supports visiting faculty, post-doctoral researchers, visiting lecturers, lecture series, workshops, and activities in any of the multi-disciplinary centers or groups connected with the Physics Department. It also promotes and encourages diversity, new or developing ideas, and foreign collaborations.
The Gene & Richard Garrett Endowed Fund supports cultural and educational advancements in the teaching of physics, not research unrelated to teaching. The fund has a focus on student activities. The fund was endowed by Gene and Richard Garrett. Richard Garrett joined the UF Physics faculty in 1963 as associate professor. He became professor in 1970. From 1974 until his retirement he was associate chair of the department.
The Graduate Support Endowment was established in 2007 to support research, scholarship, and travel needs of graduate students in the Physics Department.
The Institute for Fundamental Theory provides theoretical physicists and mathematicians with an intellectual habitat conducive to interdisciplinary contacts. Its purpose is to encourage interactions between high energy theory, condensed matter theory, astrophysics theory, biophysics theory, and mathematics to foster a unified view of these sciences and the commonality of their techniques.