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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...

Sonia Paban receives Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@austin.utexas.edu) Sonia Paban has won the UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for 2013. One of the University’s most important teaching awards, this prize...
Prof. Harry Swinney Wins Boltzmann Medal

Prof. Harry Swinney Wins Boltzmann Medal

      By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@austin.utexas.edu)     The Boltzmann Medal is the most important prize in Statistical Physics, awarded once every three years...
UT Physics Professor Honored by Academy in Rome

UT Physics Professor Honored by Academy in Rome

              By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@austin.utexas.edu) On June 21st, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei awarded the Cataldo Agostinelli e Angiola...
UT–PKU Physics Exchange

UT–PKU Physics Exchange

    By Richard Hazeltine (rdh@austin.utexas.edu) During May 21–24, 2013, a UT–PKU Physics Exchange Workshop was held at the International Center for Quantum Materials at...
Prof. Keji Lai Receives DOE Award

Prof. Keji Lai Receives DOE Award

By Physics Department (webmaster@physics.utexas.edu)   Professor Keji Lai has received the Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research Program Award for his proposed work entitled “Microscopy...