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Dominika Wylezalek Becomes Inaugural Akbari-Mack Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Researcher Dominika Wylezalek has been appointed as the inaugural Akbari-Mack Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics and Astronomy. The fellowship is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Homaira Akbari and Mr. Roszell Mack. The fellowship will help Wylezalek advance her research of supermassive black holes.

Graduate Student Alice Sady Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Alice Sady is a second year graduate student studying experimental particle physics. She is working with Prof. Maksimovic, searching for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. With her NSF fellowship, she will look for new heavy particles in the data collected at the LHC in 2015.

2015 Student Awards Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the department’s 2014/15 student awards: Prasenjit Bose, Grace Bosse, David Fehling, Kelley Lampayan, Georges Obied and Jake Tutmaher!

Charles Bennett wins 2015 Tomassoni Chisesi Prize

Professor Bennett, the Alumni Centennial Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Gilman Scholar in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, will receive the 2015 Tomassoni Chisesi Prize in June at the University of Roma La Sapienz in Italy. The Prize recognizes two of Bennett’s experiments which led to the Standard Cosmological Model.

Chia-Ling Chien Awarded 2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal

Chia-Ling Chien

Jacob L. Hain Professor Chia-Ling Chien has received the 2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal for his extraordinary contributions to the field of magnetism. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Commission on Magnetism.

Alexander Szalay becomes a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Alex Szalay

Alexander Szalay, P&A faculty member and the founding director of the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, has been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor. Szalay is also a professor in the Department of Computer Science, and he will begin to teach a new course in data science through the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship.

12th Annual Physics Fair returns April 25, 2015!

With over 100 physics demonstrations, activities for every age group, and trophies and prizes for young participants, the Annual Physics Fair will be just as much fun as years past! Activities run from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 25, 2015.