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Department of Physics Saturday Workshop

The University of Texas Department of Physics is sponsoring a free workshop as a means to provide teachers and students with a broad perspective on topics...

Physicist Recognized for Teaching Excellence

A professor in the College of Natural Sciences has been named to the University of Texas at Austin's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2015. Provost...
Vernita Gordon, Assistant Professor in Physics, discovers bacteria can block their own growth

Vernita Gordon, Assistant Professor in Physics, discovers bacteria can block their own growth

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers studying a dangerous type of bacteria have discovered that the bacteria have the ability to block both their own growth and the...
Physics' Mark Raizen awarded $1 million from Keck Foundation

Physics' Mark Raizen awarded $1 million from Keck Foundation

Physics professor Mark Raizen has been awarded a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation. Raizen is one of two scientists at The University...
Professor Jacques Distler on Time Travel

Professor Jacques Distler on Time Travel

  If you are interested in the science of time travel, click on the link to watch an interview with Professor Jacques Distler and KXAN...
Dr. Raphael M. Flauger joins Department of Physics

Dr. Raphael M. Flauger joins Department of Physics

We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Dr. Raphael Flauger to the Department of Physics and to The University of Texas at Austin. Dr....
OSI-11   Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces June 28-July 3, 2015 in Austin

OSI-11 Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces June 28-July 3, 2015 in Austin

Prof. Mike Downer will be chairing the 11th international conference on Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces (OSI-11) from June 28 to July 3, 2015 at the...
Physics Student wins Young Scientist Award

Physics Student wins Young Scientist Award

Patrick Ponath has won the 2015 PCSI (Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces Conference) Young Scientist Award for his work on integrating ferroelectrics with...
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Keji Lai wins award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Keji Lai wins award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@austin.utexas.edu)   Our colleague, Keji Lai, has won a major award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. He has...
Physics Department OPEN HOUSE - November 10th from 2-5 pm

Physics Department OPEN HOUSE - November 10th from 2-5 pm

                Join us for the Physics Department Open House on November 11th from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  It...
Two Physics Students win APS Minority Scholarships

Two Physics Students win APS Minority Scholarships

Congratulations to Cristian Garcia for winning an APS minority scholarship for the 2014-2015 year. Cristian is a first-year student in Physics and mentored by Prof....
Professor Emeritus J. David Gavenda Honored by AAPT

Professor Emeritus J. David Gavenda Honored by AAPT

By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@physics.utexas.edu) The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the preeminent society for the support and development of physics education, has initiated a special...

Two Physics Faculty win CNS Teaching Excellence Awards

Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick and Dr. John Markert have received College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards for 2014.  The awards are given to faculty who excel...

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,...
Graduate student Nikolaos Vergos receives two major awards

Graduate student Nikolaos Vergos receives two major awards

By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@austin.utexas.edu) Our graduate student Nikolaos Vergos has won two major awards for his exceptional teaching. The first is the William S. Livingston Oustanding...
Demkov receives Leadership Award from American Vacuum Society

Demkov receives Leadership Award from American Vacuum Society

By Becky D Rische   ICES Professor and Professor of Physics Alex Demkov has received the Recognition for Excellence in Leadership Award from the American Vacuum...
Physics Student Awarded APS Scholarship

Physics Student Awarded APS Scholarship

              By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@austin.utexas.edu) Our student, Kendall Cole, has been awarded the 2013–2014 APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate...

Gerald Hoffmann Wins Thornberry Professorship

By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@austin.utexas.edu)  It is a pleasure to report that Jerry Hoffmann as been appointed to the Thornberry Professorship. This Professorship is intended to...

Physics Professor and Student Win Award for Research Excellence

By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@austin.utexas.edu)   It is a pleasure to report that Vernita Gordon and her undergraduate student Nalin Ratnayeke have won the Robert S. Hyer...
Physics Professor wins APS’s top award in Computational Physics

Physics Professor wins APS’s top award in Computational Physics

By Richard Hazeltine (chair@physics.utexas.edu)   It is a pleasure to report that the Physics Department’s Jim Chelikowsky has been awarded the Aneesur Rahman Prize for...