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Recent News Around the Department

Improved Method for Isotope Enrichment Could Secure a Vital Global Commodity

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a new method for enriching a group of the world’s most expensive chemical commodities, stable isotopes, which are vital to medical imaging and nuclear power, as reported this week in the journal <i>Nature Physics.</i> For many isotopes, the new method is cheaper than existing methods. For others, it is more environmentally friendly. […]

Demkov receives Leadership Award from American Vacuum Society

ICES Professor and Professor of Physics Alex Demkov has received the Recognition for Excellence in Leadership Award from the American Vacuum Society to honor his work in research and mentoring. […]

Physics Student Awarded APS Scholarship

Our student Kendall Cole has been awarded the 2013–2014 APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors. This important award honors Kendall’s achievements and brings luster to the Department. Congratulations to Kendall! […]

Gerald Hoffmann Wins Thornberry Professorship

It is a pleasure to report that Jerry Hoffmann as been appointed to the Thornberry Professorship. This Professorship is intended to enhance the educational experience of the best engineering students; it is awarded every two years, alternately to Physics and Math faculty. In this case the award recognizes Prof. Hoffmann’s exceptionally fine teaching, over many years, of our engineering service courses. […]

Physics Professor and Student Win Award for Research Excellence

It is a pleasure to report that Vernita Gordon and her undergraduate student Nalin Ratnayeke have won the Robert S. Hyer Research Award for excellence in research. This important TSAPS award is described at <a href="http://www.aps.org/units/tsaps/awards/hyer/">http://www.aps.org/units/tsaps/awards/hyer/</a>. […]

Upcoming
Events
October 23 12:30 RLM 9.222
Members of the Theory Group discuss their work
October 23 12:30 RLM 11.204
Probing Electronic Structures of Emerging 2D Materials Beyond Graphene
October 23 14:00 RLM 9.222
Lepton-Flavored Asymmetric Dark Matter and Interference in Direct Detection
October 24 16:00 RLM 5.104
Compact Tunable Compton X-ray Source from Laser Wakefield Accelerator and Plasma Mirror
October 27 15:30 RLM 9.222
Topics of interest to particle physics phenomenologists
October 28 14:00 RLM 7.104
Coarse grained quantum dynamics
October 28 17:00 RLM 7.104
Addressing Dirac's Challenge: Practical Quantum Mechanics to Predict the Properties of Materials!
October 29 12:00 RLM 8.136
Topics of interest to physicists and mathematicians
October 29 16:15 The John A. Wheeler Lecture Hall (RLM 4.102)
Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art
November 3 13:00 RLM 11.204
Tips on Writing Papers
November 5 16:15 The John A. Wheeler Lecture Hall (RLM 4.102)
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November 12 16:15 The John A. Wheeler Lecture Hall (RLM 4.102)
Parametric Down Conversion over Fifty Years