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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>. […]

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