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Tales to Astonish #13

Kakalios on Backstory Pod Cast

Professor James Kakalios appeared on the Public Radio podcast podcast Backstory. The episode "In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud" featured a series of stories about the history of the atomic age. Kakalios was interviewed for a segment on way that the atomic bomb and atomic power influenced the popular imagination by becoming an important plot point in comic books. More »

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Shklovskii awarded 2019 Buckley Prize

Professor Boris Shklovskii of the School of Physics and Astronomy and William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute was jointly awarded the Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics. The prize recognizes his "pioneering research in the physics
of disordered materials and hopping conductivity.” More »

Julie Vievering

Vievering wins Doherty Award

Julie Vievering received the 2017-2018 Sharon L. Doherty Award. The award honors University students who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service concerning women's issues on campus or in the broader community.

Andrey Chubukov

Chubukov Awarded Bardeen Prize

Professor Andrey Chubukov was a winner of the 2018 John Bardeen Prize given by the organizers of the International Conference on the Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity for his "seminal contributions to the theory of unconventional superconductivity, including applications to the iron-based superconductors." More »

Parker Solar Probe

Solar probe to provide closest-ever observations of a star

The Parker Solar Probe launched on August 12, 2018 will travel closer to the surface of the Sun than any previous spacecraft. Space physicist from the School contributed to the design and build of instruments on the probe. More »

Micaela Bagley

Bagley wins STAR Prize

Graduate Student Micaela Bagley received the Euclid Special Talent And Recognition (STAR) Prize. The award is a recognition of a valuable contribution to the Euclid mission. Bagley's advisor is Associate Professor Claudia Scarlata. More »

Lindsay Glesener

Glesener receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Lindsay Glesener received a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. Recipients will receive up to $500,000 from NSF for their projects. Her project “Focused Hard X-ray Study of Energy Releases on the Sun and Stellar Objects” is intended to form an important link between the high-energy solar and astrophysics communities, and offers an opportunity to study flares on the Sun and other stars. More »

Aliza Beverage

Physics and Astronomy major wins Astronaut Scholarship

Aliza Beverage, a junior studying the origin of stars with Professor Robert Gehrz, has been named a 2018 Astronaut Scholar. The scholarship provides $10,000 for a year of study for sophomores and juniors pursuing a research-oriented career. More »

Martin Greven

Greven named NSSA Fellow

Professor Martin Greven has been named a 2018 fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA). The Fellowship recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the neutron scattering community in North America. Greven was cited for "world-class efforts in the growth and neutron scattering study of bulk oxides, especially for his influential work on cuprate high-Tc superconductors." More »

Kendra Bergstedt

Bergstedt receives NSF Fellowship

Kendra Bergstedt a graduating senior in the School of Physics and Astronomy has received a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science. Bergstedt was one of 12,000 applicants competing for 2,000 awards. She will receive a stipend of $34,000 for three of the next five years and will use the fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics at Princeton University. More »


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