UVa Physics News http://www.phys.virginia.edu Recent news from the University of Virginia Physics Department. Lee Group's Work on Solar Cells Highlighted by DOE /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ab96e5b2-c94f-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>Twisting Molecule Wrings More Power from Solar Cells</p> <p>Inside a solar cell, sunlight excites electrons. But these electrons often don&rsquo;t last long enough to go on to power cell phones or warm homes. In a promising new type of solar ... Alumnus Caplan Receives APS Dissertation Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=cec0e41a-bd84-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>UVa Physics Alumnus Matthew Caplan (B.S. 2013), now a Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University, has received the 2018 Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics from the American Physical Society.<br /> ... Alumna Manning Receives Maria Goeppert Mayer Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=dc67d16a-ba95-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>UVa Physics Alumna M. Lisa Manning (B.S. 2002), now Associate Professor of Physics at the Syracuse University, has received the 2018 Maria Goeppert Mayer Award by the American Physical Society.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Citation:<br /> &quot;for her use ... Stetzler Wins Major Scholarship /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=1d0ee51e-b802-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>From UVA Today:</p> <blockquote> <p>Steven Stetzler asks big questions, such as &ldquo;What is the universe made of?&rdquo; and &ldquo;Why is the universe the way it is?&rdquo;</p> <p>Stetzler, of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, a fourth-year physics ... Cass gets Ultra-Cool /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=6942ec7e-b801-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>From UVA Today:</p> <blockquote> <p>It is said that what goes up must come down. Thank gravity for that. But sometimes gravitational effects affect matter on Earth in ways that physicists would rather do without. So early next year NASA is ... Probing Matter with Attosecond Photo-Electron Wavepackets /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=f62aa7e4-a794-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri">Electronic processes and electron-driven reactions in atoms, molecules and condensed systems can proceed very rapidly, with relevant time-scales ... Fall 2017 Physics Newsletter /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=66d8d802-9e18-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p><a href="/Announcements/Newsletter/Vol06Num01.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/Announcements/Newsletter/newsletter-frontpage.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:1px; float:left; height:388px; margin-left:20px; margin-right:20px; ... Han wins Ig Nobel Prize /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ccc65454-9bc1-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>Physics Major Jiwon &quot;Jesse&quot; Han has won a 2017 Ig Nobel Prize for his paper on &quot;<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2078152015300377">A Study on the Coffee Spilling Phenomena in the Low Impulse ... Origin of Long Lifetime of Charge Carriers in Solar Cell Perovskites /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=01f21b4e-61d0-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>When sunlight shines on a semiconducting material, electrons in the material can be excited from their original states to higher energy states, forming photo-excited electrons and leaving empty states (called holes) in the original states. Usually ... 2017-18 Deaver Scholarship Application Form for Physics Majors /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=310568f4-3c06-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>The Deaver Scholarships were established to honor Bascom S. Deaver, a retired physics department professor, and are awarded to students who have declared or are intending to pursue an undergraduate major in physics. They are competitive and awarded ... A novel quantum phase transition and super-entangled states /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=d7c2bf92-3bf8-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>One of the main quests of many-body physics and quantum information is to understand quantum phases and in particular the entanglement present in them. In this work, Zhao Zhang and Amr Ahmadain, working with Prof. Klich, have uncovered a novel ... Chen wins Best Poster Award at MRS Spring Meeting /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=da473924-3bd4-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>Tianran Chen received the Symposium ES1 Best Poster Presentation Award at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting. &nbsp;The award was based upon technical content, graphica excellence, and presentation quality.</p> <p>For more see</p> <p><a ... Wright wins IT Excellence Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=71fbf89c-3674-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>Bryan Wright is one of three 2017 IT Excellence Award winners. &nbsp;This well earned award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding service in support of the Information Technology needs of their organization.</p> <p>For more, see</p> ... Observing the Universe with Physics: National Physics Day 2017 /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=0be67bd2-31d7-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p><img alt="" src="/images/npd-2017-400.png" style="float:left; height:400px; margin-left:5px; margin-right:5px; width:259px" />An article in UVaToday describes this year&#39;s annual National Physics Day Show, which was held on April 26.&nbsp; From ... Katya Gilbo Featured in UVaToday /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=aa49014a-2904-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>Physics major Katya Gilbo is featured in an article in this week&#39;s edition of UVaToday.&nbsp; Katya says &ldquo;nature is stuffed to the brim with dramatic processes, and we humans aren&rsquo;t bystanders.&rdquo;</p> <p><a ... Andersen wins Goldwater Scholarship; Gupta gets Honorable Mention /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=a763685c-1947-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>Bridget Andersen has won a 2017 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious undergraduate scholarships in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering in America. &nbsp;Arvind Gupta was given an Honorable Mention.</p> <p>For a nice ... Pennies from Heaven /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=4c6a2bda-0b8b-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>From USA TODAY:</p> <p>&quot;There&#39;s a tale we&#39;ve all heard: A penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building would fall at such a rate it would impale and kill anyone it hit down below.</p> <p>The myth somehow weaseled its ... Louca Elected President of NSSA /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=fe48c220-01f0-11e7-a7fc-d067e5f349a5 <p>Prof. Despina Louca has been elected to serve a four year term as President of the Neutron Scattering Society of America.</p> <p>See&nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://neutronscattering.org">http://neutronscattering.org</a><br /> and<br /> <a ... DeZoort Wins Best Poster Award at 2016 PhysCon /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=50c7f344-e19f-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>Gage DeZoort&#39;s poster, &nbsp;<em>Anomalous Signal Reduction in the CMS ECAL Trigger</em>,&nbsp;won a Best Poster award at the&nbsp;&nbsp;2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon) held November 3-5, 2016, in San Francisco, CA.&nbsp;&nbsp;The ... Liuti to serve on Physical Review C Editorial Board /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=fe4b63ce-df61-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>Prof. Simonetta Liuti has been selected&nbsp;to serve on the Physical Review C Editorial Board for a three years term beginning on January 2017.</p> <p>See&nbsp;<a href="http://journals.aps.org/prc/staff">http://journals.aps.org/prc/staff</a></p> UVa's SPS Chapter Recognized as Outstanding /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=6892bd08-d360-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>UVa&#39;s SPS chapter has been named a 2015-16 SPS Outstanding Chapter. &nbsp; This honor is only given to the top 10% of all SPS chapters in the country.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Director of the Society of Physics Students &amp; Sigma Pi Sigma ... 'Hoo You Gonna Call /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=05a1b00c-bbd5-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>UVa Physics alumnus (graduate and undergraduate) James Maxwell played an important technical role in the recent&nbsp;<em>Ghostbusters</em>&nbsp;movie. &nbsp;His research apparatus served as a model for the movie&#39;s laboratory and he served as ... Cox Named 2016 AAAS Fellow /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=7cc86d3e-b8af-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>Brad Cox&#39;s election as AAAS Fellow is celebrated in <a href="https://www.news.virginia.edu/content/accolades-scientists-bloom-brautigan-cox-named-2016-aaas-fellows">UVAToday</a>. &nbsp;From the article:</p> <p>&quot;Cox was honored for his ... 2016 SESAPS Conference /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=1538c084-ad05-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>From November 9-12, 2016, the UVa Physics department hosted the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS):</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;http://sesaps2016.phys.virginia.edu</p> ... Lee's Work on a Novel Solar Cell Material Highlighted in UVAToday /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=cfb39360-97d1-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>From UVaToday:</p> <p>&quot;... scientists and engineers at the University of Virginia, with colleagues at the NIST Center for Neutron Research, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cornell University, have made new inroads on understanding the ... Dukes Describes Cosmic Pain /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=bd43bc26-949a-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>According to Prof. Craig Dukes, &quot;Cosmic rays can be a real pain.&quot; &nbsp;Dukes contributed a Fermilab &quot;News at work&quot; article discussing the work that he and his collaborators are doing to mitigate the adverse effects of cosmic ray ... Negative Refraction of Electrons in Graphene Observed /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=e9c12d4a-8ccc-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>Negative refraction for electrons passing a boundary has been observed by a team including Avik Ghosh, an Affiliated Professor of Physics. &nbsp;The results have been published in Science.</p> <p>For more, see the SEAS Press Release:<br /> <a ... Memories and energy landscapes of magnetic glassy states /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=6524c196-89a2-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>Understanding how memory emerges from a complex network of neurons in our brain remains a challenging task in cognitive science. &nbsp;Memory also arises in physical systems with complex energy landscapes such as glasses, disordered magnets, and ... Cates' Group Develops Novel Imaging Technique /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=095caf12-866f-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>From UVAToday:</p> <blockquote> <p>A unique new imaging method, called &quot;polarized nuclear imaging&quot; - combining powerful aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging and developed by physicists in the University of ... Chakdar Wins UVa Wide Postdoctoral Poster Competition /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=6eb1b65a-800c-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>Shreyashi Chakdar has been awarded the First Place and the Audience Choice awards for the poster presentations in the &quot;Physical Science and Engineering category&quot; of University of Virginia Postdoctoral Research Symposium held on Tuesday, ... NOvA shines new light on how neutrinos behave /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=be73fc40-7c4a-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>NOvA issued a <a href="http://news.fnal.gov/2016/08/nova-shines-new-light-neutrinos-behave/">press release</a> and announced new results on the disappearance of muon neutrinos at the 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics. &nbsp;From ... Bloomfield Explains Olympic Freestyle /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=1011226a-5ef7-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>UVA physics professor Lou Bloomfield explains some of the fundamental forces at work in Olympic freestyle swimming, and how swimmers can use science to get ahead.</p> <p><a ... DeZoort Elected SPS Associate Zone Councilor /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=bbc892ba-3264-11e6-8827-d067e5f349a5 <p>Gage DeZoort has been elected to serve as Zone 4 Associate Zone Councilor (AZC) for the 2016-2017 school year. His term began on June 12, 2016. On the SPS National Council, Gage will be a representative and a voice for students&rsquo; opinions and ... Day Interviewed on Future of Nuclear Energy /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=e340a562-235a-11e6-875f-d067e5f349a5 <p>From CBS19:</p> <p>&quot;I really don&#39;t think there is much future for Nuclear energy,&quot; said Donal&nbsp;Day, a Nuclear Physicist who teaches at University of Virginia. &quot;I don&#39;t think it&#39;s because people are opposed to it, ... Principato Meets Italian Prime Minister /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=d12e5f10-0670-11e6-8ef5-d067e5f349a5 <p>Earlier this month, Cristiana Principato, a UVa graduate student in the Physics Department, had the opportunity to meet with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi when he visited the Fermi National Laboratory where Cristiana conducts her research. ... Bixel, Diehl, and Slomka Elected to Phi Beta Kappa /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=e88074fa-f699-11e5-8ef5-d067e5f349a5 <p>David Bixel, Adam Diehl, and Matthew Slomka were elected to the Beta Chapter of Virginia of Phi Beta Kappa.</p> <p>Prof. Carrie Douglass, President, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Chapter of Virginia, writes:</p> <p>&quot;As the oldest and most ... Special Physics Department Medical Physics Scholarship! /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ef001d80-da79-11e5-a442-d067e5f349a5 <p>The Department has a $5,000 Scholarship available for this summer, 2016, to support a declared physics major to work with a faculty member on a medical physics project. The faculty member is not required to be member of the Physics Department, but ... UVa's SPS Chapter Again Recognized as Distinguished /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=c583d5a8-d0e9-11e5-a442-d067e5f349a5 <p> For the third straight year UVa&rsquo;s SPS chapter has been recognized as &ldquo;distinguished&rdquo;. This honor is only given to the top 20% of all SPS chapters in the country.</p> <p> For more about SPS Outstanding Chapter Awards, see:<br ... Michael Mann on Climate Change /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=7b915e3c-ce98-11e5-a442-d067e5f349a5 <p> Michael E. Mann,&nbsp; Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, spoke on <em>The Physics of Climate Change</em> at the UVa Physics Department on Friday, February 5.&nbsp; A video of Prof. Mann&#39;s talk can be ... Mitchell Scholarship Deadline Approaching /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=2a994954-c6dc-11e5-a442-d067e5f349a5 <p>Mitchell and other Scholarships are available to support declared undergraduate physics majors in their third or fourth year of study at UVa in the academic year 2016-17.</p> <p>They are competitive and awarded annually by the Department to ... Deaver featured in Physics Focus /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=10e329ac-b30f-11e5-a442-d067e5f349a5 <div> Deaver&#39;s seminal work with William Fairbank on magnetic flux quantization is featured in a Physics Focus: <em>Landmarks</em> article (<a href="http://physics.aps.org/">Physics</a>&nbsp;is an American Physical Society site that provides ... Sackett Viewpoint featured in Physics /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=26e88058-8d62-11e5-a6ce-d067e5f349a5 <div> Cass Sackett wrote a Viewpoint, &quot;Cool Physics with Warm Ions&quot;, for <a href="http://physics.aps.org">Physics</a>, an American Physical Society site that provides daily on-line news and commentary about papers from the APS journal ... Zheng Elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=1eed290a-78e8-11e5-a6ce-d067e5f349a5 <p> Upon the recomendation of the Topical Group on Hadronic Physics (GHP),&nbsp;Xiaochao Zheng has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. &nbsp;The citation reads:</p> <p> &quot;<em>For advancing the measurement of parity ... Alumnus Tanner Awarded APS Isakson Prize /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=1ab2076e-7822-11e5-a6ce-d067e5f349a5 <div> UVa Physics Alumnus David Tanner (B.A. 1966, M.S. 1967), now Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Florida, has been awarded the 2016 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids by the American Physical Society.</div> ... Liuti and Rajan U.Va. recipients of DOE Topical Collaboration Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=d98e59c8-773f-11e5-a6ce-d067e5f349a5 <div> Simonetta Liuti and her student Abha Rajan are the U.Va. recipients of DOE Topical Collaboration Award entitled &quot;Coordinated Theoretical Approach to Transverse Momentum Dependent Hadron Structure in QCD (TMD Collaboration)&quot;.</div> ... Robert Mina: Sushi and Sliding Doors /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=edfd5e8e-7106-11e5-a6ce-d067e5f349a5 <div> Robert Mina&#39;s article on the 2015 CHEP (Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics) was featured in <a href="https://www.spsnational.org/the-sps-observer" target="_blank">The SPS Observer</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> ... Xiaochao Zheng Featured in UVaToday's "U.Va. Faculty Will Realize Their 'Dream Ideas,' Thanks to Mead Grants" /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=f4cf4b58-66e0-11e5-a6ce-d067e5f349a5 <p> From UVa Today: &quot;...<strong>Xiaochao Zheng, associate professor of physics</strong></p> <p> Because 3-D printing is a relatively new field, many undergraduate physics students have not been exposed to this increasingly useful tool. ... Love triangles, quantum fluctuations and spin jam /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=2ff76ca4-5194-11e5-a6ce-d067e5f349a5 <p>Lee&#39;s group presented experimental evidence for the existence of a topological spin state called spin jam. When magnetic moments are interacting with each other in a situation resembling that of complex love triangles, called frustration, a ... Carr and Sperling Receive Dean's Scholarships /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ec38c1e8-0bbb-11e5-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: CourierNewPSMT; font-size: 18px;">Peter Carr received the <a href="http://college.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/kilmon">Lawrence Harrison Kilmon and May Lewis Kilmon</a></span><br style="color: rgb(0, ... Xiao Receives ISO Academic Excellence Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ed36ea74-03bf-11e5-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: CourierNewPSMT; font-size: 18px;">Liting Xiao received the International Studies Office</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: CourierNewPSMT; font-size: 18px;" /> <span style="color: ... Janet Rafner Featured in UVaToday Series on Class of 2015 /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=9960823c-ffcf-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <div> From UVaToday:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &quot;... the fateful combination of being encouraged to undertake interdisciplinary study and a chance encounter with a professor led to an internship in Paris and eventually to curating an ... Group wins 2015 Cory Family Teaching Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=c27c3146-ff1d-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Assistant Professor Craig Group has won the 2015 Cory Family Teaching Award. This is a prize presented annually to two untenured tenure-track professors in the ... Moran Chen Featured in UVaToday Series on Class of 2015 /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=1cbed4aa-f6a0-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <div> From UVaToday:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;During Moran Chen&rsquo;s time as a University of Virginia &nbsp;physics doctoral student, she helped set a world record in an area of physics that could play a crucial role in giving ... Yanchenko Wins Outstanding Undergraduate Physics Major Research Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=3f9a7f34-f5a5-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: CourierNewPSMT; font-size: 18px;">The winner of this year&#39;s Outstanding Undergraduate Physics Major Research Award is Anna Yanchenko, whose research was entitled &quot;THz Field Enhancement and ... Jones Elected Vice Chair of DAMOP /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=eeec9414-f3a1-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <div> Bob Jones has been elected Vice Chair of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP) starting in June. This is a four year service commitment to the division with consecutive single year terms as Vice Chair, Chair Elect, ... Wong Wins Gwathmey Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=3aa359e2-e902-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <div> Dear All,</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Please join me to congratulate Gabriel Wong for receiving one of this year&#39;s Allan T. Gwathmey Memorial awards.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Gwathmey award is an honor reserved for ... Chatterjee Garners NSF Career Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=3878db5a-d95e-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <div> From UVAToday:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> NSF&rsquo;s Early Career Development Program supports junior faculty who perform outstanding research, are excellent educators and integrate education and research into their academic ... Yanchenko and Harris Elected to Phi Beta Kappa /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=710eb120-d7e6-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <div> Anna Yanchenko and Benjamin Harris were elected to the Beta Chapter of Virginia of Phi Beta Kappa.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Prof. Carrie Douglass, President, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Chapter of Virginia, writes:</div> <div> ... UVa's SPS Chapter Recognized as Distinguished /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=0e5145a6-aaf6-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <div> For the second straight year UVa&#39;s SPS chapter has been recognized as &quot;distinguished&quot;. &nbsp; This honor is only given to the top 20% of all SPS chapters in the country.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Director of the ... McDonald Wins APS Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ec2ff23e-a0bd-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <p> Dear Faculty and Undergraduates,<br /> <br /> Please join me to congratulate Brigid McDonald for being recognized for giving one of the three best research presentations at the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (<a ... I Want The ILC! by P. Q. Hung /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=a273a878-9b6f-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <p> &quot;The ILC Blues&quot;, by P. Q. Hung and Duong Quoc Dat, is featured in the Newsletter of the Linear Collider Comunity:</p> <p> <a ... Arnold and Louca - APS Fellows 2014 /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=77b52d9a-7ff5-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <div> Dear Colleagues,</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Peter Arnold and Despina Louca have been elected 2014 APS Fellows. Please join me to say &ldquo;congratulations&rdquo; to these two brand new APS Fellows in our department.</div> <div> ... Cox and Hawley Named U.Va.’s 2014 Distinguished Scientists /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=7d26dc78-65c5-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <h3> From UVa Today:</h3> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Two of the University of Virginia&rsquo;s most accomplished faculty researchers ... Kamat Wins at Three Minute Thesis Competition /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=c0ae7b50-48e1-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <p> Ajinkya Kamat&rsquo;s entry, &ldquo;Can we solve the mystery of &lsquo;Neutrinos&rsquo; at Large Hadron Collider?&rdquo;, took third place at the 2<sup><small>nd</small></sup> Annual UVa Three Minute Thesis competition.</p> <p> For more, ... November SESAPS Meeting /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=fd76b606-434b-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <div> It is my pleasure to invite you to the SESAPS Meeting in Columbia, South Carolina, November 13-15, 2014.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Our scientific program will focus on some of the year&#39;s outstanding research results across all ... Wong Selected to be Kavli Institute Graduate Fellow /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=912fbc6c-02e7-11e4-8e6e-d067e5f349a5 <div> Gabriel Wong, a PhD student working with Profs. Israel Klich and Diana Vaman, has been selected as a KITP (the Kavli Institute For Theoretical Physics at UCSB) Graduate Fellow for the fall of 2014. Gabriel&#39;s &quot;Local Advisor&quot; will ... Amy Rodgers to Speak at Valedictory Exercises /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=e9f3a985-4b57-40f5-b82b-8a7ec0754585 The 2014 Valedictory Exercises will take place on Saturday, May 17 at 11:00 am on the lawn. This year's welcome speaker is fourth year Physics Major and Class of 2014 Trustee Amy Rodgers. <p>Rodgers' address will be followed by the presentation of ... Lindgren, et al., Win Grants to Boost STEM Education /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=a0d30fb6-c3f0-4d3e-b612-b92f1baa3641 From UVaToday:<p>The Virginia Department of Education has awarded faculty members in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education teacher education program and colleagues in U.Va.'s College of Arts & Sciences two grants to support Virginia ... Moran Chen Wins 2014 Allen T. Gwathmey Memorial Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=66178457-6633-46cd-a39b-3906fc9596e1 Moran Chen is one of two recipients of the 2014 Allen T. Gwathmey Memorial Award, an honor reserved for the most accomplished graduate students in the sciences at the University of Virginia in recognition of a distinguished scholarly publication. Her ... 'Universal' Property of Metamagnets Identified by Shivaram, et al. /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=cde517c8-689a-424d-842d-84d54fee1578 From UVaToday:<p>(A University of Virginia-led team) discovered that the magnetic effect of apparently all metamagnets is that it is non-linear. When these metamagnets are placed in an initial magnetic field and the field is doubled, they more than ... Gilbo and Xiao Featured at UVa's Public Day /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=d366c2ba-e097-4781-8001-c618c4613d3c Two of our undergraduates students and Physics majors, Yekatarina Gilbo and Liting Xiao, were selected to showcase their research at UVa's recent public day. Gilbo was Undergraduate Research Symposium Winner while Xiao exhibited Dark Matter search ... Klich and Lee Solve Longstanding Condensed Matter Physics Problem /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=9ca9c72b-7924-494e-93c9-ec24d3c4c991 Our theorist, Israel Klich, and experimentalist, Seung-Hun lee, have worked together to solve a long-standing problem in condensed matter physics regarding a glassy state in some frustrated magnets. When spins are arranged in a lattice of triangular ... Triple-Emmy-Winning "Professor Lou" /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=af837fbb-3562-44f6-9832-52939a9c27e6 From UVaToday:<p>"Professor Lou," as he is called on TV, is science central on a feature segment called "Forces of Hockey," which is produced by the Capitals and aired on the team's associated cable networks, on the NHL Network, and shown during breaks ... Hoxton Lecture: Quantum Networks in Quantum Optics /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=99f21dd2-dd5b-4ba0-9ffd-48379b707652 Professor Jeff Kimble<p>This talk will discuss the opportunities for the exploration of physical systems that have not heretofore existed in the natural world. A reception will be held following the talk in the Chemistry Building atrium.<p>Thursday, ... Janet Rafner wins Small Research and Travel Grant /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ce7d6262-8f59-4bd3-935a-2a88bc1ed3f2 Janet Rafner, one of our SPS officers, received a Small Research and Travel Grant in the amount of $1,500. She will travel to Orsay, France, to work with a team of physicists and designers to advance both public and academic understanding of the ... Cates Elected Vice Chair of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=8d7a474b-c846-46a2-b40c-85055e5c5ba0 Gordon Cates has been elected Vice Chair of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP), the beginning, in April 2014, a four year commitment in which he will next be the Chair Elect, then Chair, and finally Past Chair.<br> Zheng, et al., Report Electron-Quark Parity Violation in Nature /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=1d8b83fb-5dd8-4c91-aa50-26083e4215b2 From Science:<p>"... electrons also interact with the nuclei through the weak force, which violates parity and is not mirror symmetric. As a result, right-spinning and left-spinning electrons ricochet off the target differently, creating a slight ... INPP 2nd Annual Lecture: Gordon Kane /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=a1d610cf-a62f-4de4-9f38-142934f1bbb6 *** Please note: The following lecture has been rescheduled for April 18, 2014 ****<p>Prof. Gordon L. Kane will lecture on "String Theory, Our Real World, and Higgs Bosons" in Physics 203 on Friday, April 18, 2014.<p>For more, ... Brad Cox Named Outstanding Virginia Scientist /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=3a539231-2f67-4325-885e-760a9b38f3c6 On January 15, 2014, UVaToday reported:<p>"In recognition of Cox's contributions to the search for and discovery of the Higgs, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Science Museum of Virginia today named him as one of two Virginia Outstanding ... Third Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=c4db149f-6b29-4fe9-b966-078578e9d326 The Third Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium was held on November 1, 2013. Six undergraduates presented their physics-related research at the event. Topics presented were as follows:<p>Yekaterina Gilbo "The Role of Solar Wind in ... Fendley, Lee, Pfister, Thacker - APS Fellows 2013 /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=3ac8416e-c86d-4c66-a63f-1c7cf24e7d00 Dear Colleagues,<p>We have learned from APS that four of our colleagues - Paul Fendley, <br>Seunghun Lee, Olivier Pfister and Hank Thacker have been elected<br>APS Fellows 2013. Please join me in congratulating all of them<br>for this well-deserved ... Third Virginia and Maryland String and Particle Theory Meeting /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=b7072da4-5db9-4903-87c7-8668c88672e6 On Saturday, November 2, 2013, Diana Vaman and UVa's Physics Department will again play host to the Virginia and Maryland String and Particle Theory Meeting.<p>The invited speakers are:<p>Justin Khoury (University of Pensylvania, Philadelphia)<br>Igor ... U.Va. Physicists Celebrate Their Role in Nobel-Winning Higgs Discovery /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=2942261e-8a5e-4936-9374-c655484bfb63 From UVa Today:<p>"The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work in developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives ... Joe Poon Serves on Excellence in Faculty Hiring Panel /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=d149a8f2-faef-49f9-b5a0-360835042cb8 From UVaToday:<p>"A panel of U.Va. faculty members and a Human Resources consultant experienced in faculty searches shared a range of recruiting strategies. Dr. Sim Galazka, professor of family medicine in the School of Medicine; Joe Poon, William ... Pam Joseph Highlighted in Dean Woo's Zintl Award Acceptance Speech /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=a3db750a-8ee8-428f-b44d-7f73eade19a9 In accepting this year's Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award, presented by the Women's Center, Meredith Woo, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, mentioned our own Pam Joseph:<p>"Pamela Joseph is the research administrator in our Physics Department. For over ... Hung Awarded Vietnam's Medal for the Cause of Science and Technology /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=edb2168e-dff0-4993-a989-e9c33f7b3607 On Monday, August 12, 2013, P.Q. Hung was decorated by S.E. Nguyen Quan, Vietnam's Minister of Science and Technology, for his important contribution to the advances of Science and Education in Vietnam.<p>A nice photo of the ceremony can be seen ... Pfister Wins Distinguished Research Career Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=b9cde0da-534b-4a06-bda4-3ef9e803650d From UVa Today:<p>"Pfister, professor of physics in the College, is a noted researcher in quantum information and quantum computing. The development of quantum computers, one of the most challenging but promising areas of information science, would ... Summer Edition of the "Physics Day Show" /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=15adaea9-116f-4042-a781-aca52c350678 To support our recruiting efforts, and for the fun of it, physics students teamed up with faculty and staff to organize two summer physics shows on July 9 and July 30 at 7 pm in room 203 in the Physics building. Spectacular and pedagogical demos will ... Pam Joseph Receives 2013 Outstanding Contribution Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=509dfb07-ff7e-4fef-b241-36d343a419a4 From UVaToday:<p>"Do you know which department in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences is best grant-funded?<p>The Department of Physics claims that distinction. And several faculty members there say it's due to the work of research ... Hoxton Lecture: The World According to Higgs /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=4847399b-42b3-4067-973f-7f03c6e8bc41 Professor Chris Quigg<p>New developments in particle physics offer a new and radically simple conception of the universe. Fundamental particles called quarks and leptons make up everyday matter, and two new laws of nature rule their interactions. Until ... Eleventh Physics Department Research Poster Competition Winners /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ce6c29aa-7c76-4df1-9d23-12a881895988 During the week of April 1 through April 5, 2013, the Physics department held a poster competition to highlight graduate student research. The competition was open to all students who had entered their third year in the graduate program and ... UVa Featured on APS TV at March Meeting /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=94688e52-3304-4461-9be8-2a319706d3e0 UVa's is one of the physics programs featured on APS TV at the March Meeting:<p>http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/services/apstv.cfm<p>From the APS TV page:<p>"The University of Virginia is ranked #2 in the U.S. for public universities and has one the ... Hirosky Participates in "Science Straight Up" Public Outreach /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=df85d6b2-04d8-44fe-bcdf-c593e6f605fd From UVa Today: <p>"Have you ever wondered what, exactly, a Higgs boson is? Or what a future quantum computer might be able to do? Or if climate change is real?<p>Then ask a scientist. Maybe with a drink in your hand.<p>You can Thursday evening at 7:30 ... Bloomfield's "Vistik" Highlighted in UVaToday /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=17111fda-9ea4-4a65-b916-a1bfdbd9d35b From UVaToday:<p>"If anything bothers University of Virginia physicist Lou Bloomfield, it's a wobbly table. So much so that he actually invented a material to eliminate the problem. The material, a type of silicone rubber that is both rigid and fluid ... Day PRC Paper Included as Editors' Selection /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=62ed2bfa-1f34-4dff-b368-e268dd449869 A PRC paper presenting the results of Prof. Donal Day's work with John Arrington (our recent colloquium speaker), Nadia Fomin (his former graduate student), and a few others on the EMC effect has been included as an Editors' Selection for the month of ... Cates Highlighted for Diquark Work /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=8b0dcbb4-d29d-4725-b624-a6fb2608a4b1 From DOE Pulse:<p>... researchers have found intriguing new evidence on how the different kinds of quarks behave inside protons and neutrons. The data and insights, which were published in the journal Physical Review Letters, have recently received ... UVa Physics Majors: Funding Available for Summer Research! /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=a1f5c315-e13b-471d-9d2f-7fc5d4c794a5 The UVa Physics Department is pleased to announce the availability of a number of Mitchell and other Summer Research Scholarships to support declared undergraduate physics majors to do research with a Physics Department faculty member next summer ... Bloomfield Invents "Molecular Velcro" /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=95125bfd-b529-4455-b63a-b007cb19527f From NewsPlex.com:<p>Dr. Louis Bloomfield, a professor of physics at UVa, describes the material as being the "molecular equivalent of Velcro." The material bounces like a ball, stretches like silly putty, and sticks like glue but it's hard to describe ... Day Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=8deda517-584d-41a9-abdf-d5c922dc5130 In recognition by his peers of his outstanding contributions to physics, Professor Donal Day has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His Fellowship Certificate will read:<p>"For his studies of high momentum transfer quasielastic ... Liuti Elected Vice Chair of SESAPS /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=65004c34-665c-4189-b0ff-a46f17c26e38 From the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society:<p>"In the 2012 election, Professor Simonetta Liuti of the University of Virginia was elected Vice Chair. She will serve in the Chair line for the next four years."<p>See ... Zukai Wang Wins URA Visiting Scholars Program Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=e8265316-ff52-4be6-ac3d-55f31ecb5359 The URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab has awarded Zukai Wang $20,452 to work on the “Search for Magnetic Monopoles in the NOvA Far Detector”<p>For more information on the program, ... Second Virginia and Maryland String and Particle Theory Meeting /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=e157b94f-5d21-491b-a24d-482f943e6884 On Saturday, October 6, 2012, Diana Vaman and UVa's Physics Department will again play host to the Virginia and Maryland String and Particle Theory Meeting.<p>The invited speakers are:<br>Shinsei Ryu (U. Illinois, Urbana)<br>Misha Stephanov (U. ... Bloomfield Explains Physics of Heroic Catch /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=26367c8f-3893-4e89-860a-62c21ecbd77b From MSNBC:<p>"The girl fell about 25 feet, which took about 1.25 seconds. The man stopped her fall in about 3 or 4 feet, which took about 0.1 second, depending on the stopping distance and how he supported her. So, she accumulated downward momentum ... UVa's Higgs Effort Highlighted in Press /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=44404d2a-984d-40ee-8f7c-446a8a3f48ce From UVa Today:<p>"We've had an observation that very likely is the Higgs," said University of Virginia physicist Brad Cox in the College of Arts & Sciences, who has been involved with the Higgs search at the Large Hadron Collider. "With more ... Jesse W. Beams Published in July 2012 Scientific American /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=bd0ea6a1-e9c2-4a70-ac84-b69f7b817cf9 An excerpt of an article by Ernest O. Lawrence and J. W. Beams in the July 2012 issue of Scientific American:<p>"Light is one of the most familiar physical realities. All of us are acquainted with a large number of its properties, while some of us who ... Mitchell Summer Research Scholarships Awarded! /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=42c56dac-310b-49b9-a236-4594004af995 Three of our physics majors have been awarded Mitchell Scholarships to do<br>research with physics faculty this summer. Peter Breiding has been awarded<br>$5,000 to work with Professor Gallagher designing and building a new tunable<br>laser, Davis van ... Loomis and Popovic Win Presidential Research Poster Competition /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=da096db9-2ba1-498c-b1c2-b1db8dda2673 From UVaToday:<p>"University of Virginia student researchers offered unique perspectives on the physical, legal and political worlds Friday as they presented their findings in the second annual Presidential Research Poster Competition at the Rotunda. ... UVa Credited with Originating National Physics Day /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=a2ea456b-0fe5-4e65-955d-7ac81d0e9ed1 From physicscentral:<p>"Physics fans, rejoice! April 24th is National Physics Day, and physics enthusiasts across the country are celebrating with fun physics demonstrations, public lectures, and other science events.<p>But National Physics Day isn't ... Tenth Physics Department Research Poster Competition Winners /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=c22ee49c-e3ec-4909-812e-999083b4929c During the week of April 2 through April 6, 2012, the Physics department held a poster competition to highlight graduate student research. The competition was open to all students who had entered their third year in the graduate program and ... Jefferson Lab Searches for Heavy Photons Highlighted in Nature /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=76ced330-8ba5-4ff0-8daf-0d53bf65c9ee From Nature News in Focus<p>"In a three-week experiment due to start on 24 April, the electrons will crash into a thin tungsten target at 500 million times a second, creating a cascade of short-lived particles. Amid the debris, physicists with the ... National Physics Day /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=dfdae170-2030-4602-a1fe-c4d4816f4dfe In celebration of National Physics Day, the 18th annual University of Virginia physics demonstration show will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, April 25, 2012, in room 203 of the Physics Building, 382 McCormick Road. This highly anticipated ... Tenth Physics Department Research Poster Competition /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=bc015deb-b7fd-4b4b-adbd-c5c541e12780 During the week of April 2 through April 6, 2012, the Physics department will hold a poster competition to highlight graduate student research. The competition will be open to all students who have entered their third year in the graduate program and ... Virginia and Maryland String and Particle Theory Meeting /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=9d3773d9-d7f3-4c52-b9e8-48f94e883bf9 On Saturday, March 31, 2012, Diana Vaman and UVa's Physics Department will play host to the Virginia and Maryland String and Particle Theory Meeting.<p>For more see:<br>http://www.phys.virginia.edu/Announcements/Meetings/Particle2012/<br> UVa Researchers Featured in APS Synopses /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ea53da8d-f099-458f-a03b-8bd37a0a5409 From APS Synopsis: Getting Under the Neutron Skin<p>Heavy nuclei are believed to have a neutron-rich skin on the surface, and the thickness of this skin may have important implications for the physics of neutron stars.<p>Now the Lead Radius Experiment ... Cox Highlighted in Virginia Magazine /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=eb3006a6-a2a5-4e65-ab72-00f24d514328 <p> Brad Cox comments upon the LHC&#39;s search for the Higgs boson.</p> <p> For more:</p> <p> <br /> http://uvamagazine.org/university_digest/article/picking_up_the_subatomic_pieces</p> Introductory Lab Instructor /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=384e32f0-d776-4381-9ad1-461fc58304f4 The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Faculty position with the academic rank of Lecturer to serve as Introductory Lab Instructor. This is a non-tenure-track academic position, beginning Spring 2012. The ... Bloomfield Makes Cents in Huffington Post /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ca72f99b-6847-4e38-95c3-84be085b1d71 Prof. Bloomfield considers pennies from heaven (AKA the Empire State Building):<p>'If it did strike you, it would feel like being flicked in the forehead — "but not even very hard," said Louis Bloomfield, a physicist at the University of Virginia. ... UVa team and collaborators measure ultra-fast protons in nuclei /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=7315312d-64b9-48aa-802e-8d1ac66737de The atomic nucleus is made of confined nucleons in constant motion dominated by their interactions with the mean field of the nucleus - that is the average potential generated the many body system. This mean field spawned motion is called the Fermi ... 2012 Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics Annual Lecture /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=29e783f9-afaa-42a7-9ec5-7760c0a6fe74 The 2012 Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics Annual Lecture, which will be held in the Physics Department, Room 203, on Thursday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m.<br> <br>The lecture will be delivered by Professor William Marciano, a prominent theoretical ... Dukes' NOvA Work Highlighted in A&S Magazine /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=8f2721f9-143d-4d3e-93af-b07b262176a3 From the Fall 2011 Arts and Sciences Magazine, "Toward a New College":<p>"Without this asymmetry, without this slight abundance of matter over antimatter, there would be nothing," says Craig Dukes<p>For more, ... UVa CMS Team Highlighted for Higgs Search /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=aa1144eb-ea84-4e09-85ae-6cf32ba77d2f From The Daily Progress:<p>A team of scientists that includes a group from the University of Virginia may have seen a glimpse of a subatomic particle that, in theory, is the key to holding together everything from atoms to airplanes.<p>Scientific teams ... Yohay Wins US LHC Users Organization Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=940dbda5-6a7e-4955-8a4a-b2fc5f23e908 Per Sridhara Dasu for the US LHC Users Organization Executive Committee:<p>The Young Scientist talks at the USLUO, especially the lightning round, was a grand success. Everyone liked the talks, and our NSF representative sent a special congratulatory ... UVa to Dedicate New Physical and Life Sciences Research Building /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=cff7c003-d835-4e4a-afce-3c8f35a1ef8c From UVaToday:<p>October 17, 2011 — The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia will dedicate its new, state-of-the-art Physical and Life Sciences Research Building on Friday at 3 p.m.<p>The five-story, ... Pocanic and Baessler Receive NSF MRI Funding /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=70be3262-8df0-44bd-aa37-acc43b167618 Dinko Pocanic and Stefan Baessler, in collaboration with colleagues from Arizona State University and Oak Ridge National Lab, have received funding for the development of a spectrometer optimized for precise measurements of correlations in neutron beta ... Pfister Highlighted in Quantum Computing News /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=7c607dbf-fdff-45fc-885d-d5563eb1ceed From Network World:<p>"My work with optical fields has demonstrated good preliminary control over 60 qubit equivalents, which we call 'Qmodes' and has the potential to scale to thousands of Qmodes," Pfister says. "Each Qmode is a distinctly specified ... Louca, et al., Awarded NSF MIRT /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=d946715c-2a33-4710-b212-5e78137b01f4 Despina Louca, with her colleagues at UT Austin, received one of the three MIRT awards made by the National Science Foundation this year among high competition.<p>The Materials Interdisciplinary Research Team (MIRT) grant, which was awarded for the ... Pfister Accomplishes Breakthrough Toward Quantum Computing /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=d7f65492-985f-4163-842d-d6b8551a0d6f From UVaToday:<p>Olivier Pfister, a professor of physics in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences, has just published findings in the journal Physical Review Letters demonstrating a breakthrough in the creation of massive numbers of ... D. Louca, O. Pfister, and M. Williams Promoted /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=95ad18db-9527-4d74-94d8-ac7e2057ce3d Despina Louca and Olivier Pfister have been promoted to Full Professors and Mark Williams to Research Professor of Physics and Professor of Radiology, effective August 25, 2011.<p> Wolf Instrumental in Creation of the Virginia Nanoelectronics Center /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=88aacbf0-2080-4f6e-a8b3-cec8004407cc From UVaToday:<p>The University of Virginia, in partnership with the College of William & Mary and Old Dominion University, has launched the Virginia Nanoelectronics Center, or ViNC, to advance research aimed at developing next-generation ... Neu Awarded FEST Funding /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=462a4611-e01a-4391-830c-fecc185df61c Christopher Neu has been named a Distinguished Young Investigator this year through the University of Virginia's Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the fund - now in its seventh ... Ninth Physics Department Research Poster Competition /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ce82d491-bfbf-4538-a885-5b239236937b During the week of March 28 through April 1, 2011, the Physics department held a poster competition to highlight graduate student research. The competition was open to all students who had entered their third year in the graduate program and ... Gallagher receives 2010-11 Distinguished Scientist Award /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=cc5c6ae3-0c27-498f-8d84-683f69981f12 Three pre-eminent researchers – Thomas F. Gallagher, Patrice G. Guyenet and Kodi S. Ravichandran – have been chosen to receive 2010-11 Distinguished Scientist Awards from the University of Virginia.<p>This award from the Office of the Vice ... Rachel Yohay has been awarded the ARCS Fellowship /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=0aa73ebf-bd65-4bb5-9795-82c9298076e4 The Metro Washington Chapter of ARCS selected Rachel Yohay as a fellowship recipient for the 2011-2012 academic year. ARCS stands for Achievement Rewards for College Scientists and only 1 nomination was allowed out of UVa for the $15,000 scholarship. ... Wu and Yohay Honored /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=b6e12711-3b6d-4941-836f-60b988a6bc70 Chaolun Wu has been awarded a dissertation year fellowship<br>and Rachel Yohay has been selected from UVa this year to be nominated <br>for the ARCS Foundation. ARCS stands for Achievement Rewards for College <br>Scientists and only 1 nomination is ... Ninth Physics Department Research Poster Competition /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=c696beeb-4f9a-4a81-80eb-3b84ecbe6e48 During the week of March 28 through April 1, 2011, the Physics department will hold a poster competition to highlight graduate student research. The competition will be open to all students who have entered their third year in the graduate program and ... Bloomfield wins Jefferson Scholars Faculty Prize /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=045131f8-7cb3-4317-a614-12048f8688f6 From UVaToday:<p>The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia has awarded Louis A. Bloomfield its 2011 Faculty Prize. Bloomfield, a physics professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been a member of the faculty since ... Congratulations to Kelsie Betsch and Jirakan Nunkaew /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=316aea86-e188-42c8-b224-827468842c00 Congratulations to Kelsie Betsch and Jirakan Nunkaew on receiving an Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences and Engineering!<br> <br>This award recognizes excellence in original scholarship by PhD students at the University and rewards ... Poon Group's Work on Thermoelectric Materials Recognized /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=ef6c57fd-3a9a-4201-9b8c-69845c38219d Researchers in the US, including U.Va., have unveiled a new high-temperature material that is 60% better at converting heat to electricity than comparable "thermoelectrics". The material, which is a nanocomposite, could potentially be used to boost the ... Memorial Resolution for Klaus Ziock /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=6e2e15f3-b9d2-4035-8159-66eb9343bbec Memorial Resolution for Klaus O. H. Ziock, read to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on December 9, 2010, by Prof. Ralph Minehart:<p>Klaus Otto Heinrich Ziock, an experimental physicist and Physics Professor Emeritus, died on November 5, 2010, from ... Dukes' NOvA Work Highlighted in UVaToday /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=703adeb5-6fbc-4607-9a34-7f5bd342add4 One of the great and fundamental questions in physics is: Why is there matter? Physicists theorize that in the instant after the Big Bang created the makings of the universe, there were nearly equal amounts of matter and anti-matter, protons and ... Lamacraft named a Cottrell Scholar /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=b1154c67-2b44-47bc-9205-d2e4326d6ec9 Dear Colleagues,<p>I have just received word that Austen Lamacraft has been named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. This is an honor for Austen and the announcement of the award was made to the UVa President's ... HEP Group Seeks New Physics at the LHC /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=93876dc7-3da3-490b-b653-0c0a0c830521 As reported in UVaToday:<p>"International teams of scientists working on an array of high-energy physics research projects with the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva – including several physicists from the University of Virginia's College of Arts & ... Quark Momentum Distributions Beyond the Free Nucleon Limit /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=e3b5880d-7677-440f-9ba4-4a715f133223 This paper, coauthored by Nadia Fomin, a former UVa graduate student (and now a research associate at the University of Tennessee), Donal Day (her advisor at UVa), John Arrington of Argonne National Lab and others, provides for the first time a direct ... Fishbane Defends Einstein /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=2f1aba48-4e57-47dc-93d3-a05c2c142154 Professor Emeritus Paul Fishbane was noted in UVa Today<p>http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/headlines.php<p>for Salon's ... Lee Group Paper a J. Phys. Soc. Jpn TOP 20 /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=901be276-dfc9-4bd4-947e-612256acf022 The paper "Investigation of the Spin-Glass Regime between the Antiferromagnetic and Superconducting Phases in Fe1+ySexTe1-x" was one of the top twenty papers downloaded from the Journal of the Physical Society of Japan's ... Lee Highlighted in APS News /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=362a7142-9203-4767-bccc-69b5c90886a6 In the October 2010 APS News:<p>"To me, this challenges the integrity of science... They say they<br>reached these conclusions that have enormous consequences on the<br>political and international stage. As a scientist and scholar, I felt<br>it was my ... Smola Wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=88e46271-329c-4368-9dba-d461461703a5 Raymond Smola, a 2008 graduate of our Master of Arts in Physics Education <br>program, recently was one of the winners for the 2010 Presidential Award for <br>Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science. This is the highest award that <br>a K-12 ... Breaking through to the other side /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=7c4f7784-e472-4f03-b55a-a1a0efe017fc The highest temperature superconductivity has been found when a<br>small fraction of electrons was added or removed from Mott<br>insulators where strong electron-electron repulsion prevents<br>electrons from moving freely. To dissect a Mott insulator ... Invitation - Deaver Retirement /Announcements/News/ViewPost.asp?UUID=6fb51f68-6b55-4a0a-b4d2-6d65dbab4f0f Honoring 45 years of service in the UVA Physics Department . . .<p>A Retirement Symposium and Reception Celebration<br>for<br>Bascom Deaver<br>on<br>May 12, 2010 at 1:00pm<br>Room 204, Physics Bldg<p>Our colleague Bascom Deaver will be retiring this ...