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Recent News Around the Department

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>. […]

Physics Professor wins APS’s top award in Computational Physics

It is a pleasure to report that the Physics Department’s Jim Chelikowsky has been awarded the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics. This is the highest award in computational physics granted by the American Physical Society—a truly fine honor. The citation praises Prof. Chelikowsky’s “computational applications of quantum theories to understand and predict material properties.” […]

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April 21 11:00 RLM 11.204
Resistive DCON Lives
April 21 13:00 RLM 11.204
Droplets in Confined Geometries: Anchoring Mechanism and Flow Field
April 21 14:00 RLM 9.222
Holographic studies of thermalization and dissipation in strongly coupled theories
April 22 12:30 RLM 11.204
Hemodynamic Measurements and Modeling for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
April 22 14:00 RLM 7.104
Standard Clock in Primordial Density Perturbations and Cosmic Microwave Background
April 22 17:00 RLM 7.104
Learning to make a star: Experimental Fusion Science in Magnetically Confined Plasma!
April 23 12:00 RLM 8.136
Topics of interest to physicists and mathematicians
April 23 13:00 RLM 9.222
The Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO
April 23 16:15 RLM 4.102
Surprising responses in flows in common geometries: (i) Biofilms and flow and (ii) Trapping of bubbles in stagnation point flows
April 24 12:30 RLM 9.222
Quarks with Strings Attached
April 24 14:00 RLM 9.222
Single Field Inflation: Observables and Constraints
April 24 15:30 RLM 7.104
Negative compressibility and supercapacitors
April 25 13:00 RLM 11.204
Exploiting high precision single particle diffusion measurements to probe cellular functions in vitro and in vivo
April 25 16:00 RLM 7.104
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April 30 16:15 RLM 4.102
Optics in China: From ancient to modern, classical to quantum
May 1 14:00 RLM 7.104
Aspects of Nonabelian (0,2) GLSM
May 1 15:30 RLM 7.104
Prospects and Challenges of Neutral Atom Quantum Simulation
May 2 16:00 RLM 7.104
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