Department News

C.L. Chien’s Team Report New Superconducting Material

Chia-Ling Chien
Prof. C.L. Chien’s team of researchers have found a superconducting material that could someday power quantum computers. The material naturally exists between two states, a finding that could pave the way for more complex computing in the future. “We’ve found that a certain superconducting material contains special properties that could be the building blocks for […]

Tarini Konchady Named Media Fellow of the American Astronomical Society

Tarini Konchady (B.S. 2017) has been named the new Media Fellow of the American Astronomical Society. She is currently studying Mira variables to help calibrate the extragalactic distance scale. )] Tarini is an active member of the broader astronomy community: she’s an author and editor for the graduate-student-run astronomy blog Astrobites, she co-organizes a chapter […]

APS Physics Elects Andrei Gritsan, Michael Falk & Oleg Tchernyshyov as Fellows

Professors Andrei Gritsan, Michael Falk (joint with Materials Science And Engineering), and Oleg Tchernyshyov have been elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society. No more than ½% of APS members can be elected as Fellows in any year, so this is indeed a great honor. The citations are as follows: Andrei Gritsan: “For significant […]

Nhan Tran Receives Department of Energy Early Career Research Award

Nhan Tran, who earned his Ph. D. in the department in 2011 (supervised by Prof. Andrei Gritsan), received the U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Research Award for deep-learning acceleration of the boosted Higgs program and HEP computing. The DOE Early Career Research Award is a prestigious award designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by […]