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Scholarship and Awards
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2022 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

Posted May 11, 2022

There are 31 undergraduate recipients for 14 separate scholarships.

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2022 Graduate Awards and Fellowships

Posted May 6, 2022

There are 11 graduate award and fellowship recipients in the School for 2021.

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Hanany Receives Collegiate Service Award

Posted April 13, 2022

Professor Shaul Hanany of the School of Physics and Astronomy has received the 2022 College of Science and Engineering George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Service.

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Alumni Class Notes

Hameed receives NSSA Prize

Posted April 6, 2022

Sajna Hameed (PhD 2021), now a postdoc at the MPI, Stuttgart, Germany, was recently selected as a recipient of the biennial Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA) Prize for Outstanding Student Research.

Claudia Scarlata
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Scarlata named Distinguished McKnight Professor

Posted March 21, 2022

Claudia Scarlata was named as a 2022 Distinguished McKnight Professor. She was recognized for her significant contributions to the study of the sources responsible for the last major transformation of the Universe, only a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, and to our understanding of the processes that regulate the growth of galaxies over cosmic time.

Alexander McLeod
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McLeod Awarded IUPAP Young Scientist Prize

Posted March 20, 2022

Assistant Professor Alex McLeod has been awarded the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics 2022 Young Scientist Prize in the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter.

Patrick Kelly
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Kelly named McKnight Land-Grant Professor

Posted March 8, 2022

Assistant Professor Patrick Kelly, has been awarded a McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments and promise among the the University's assistant professors.

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Valls' book published

Posted February 24, 2022

Professor Oriol Valls of the School of Physics and Astronomy has published a book "Superconductor/Ferromagnet Nanostructures: An Illustration of the Physics of Hybrid Nanomaterials."

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Research, Research News

Rusack part of effort that could help improve AI models

Posted February 14, 2022

School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Roger Rusack is part of an effort to make data usable across multiple disciplines. It is hoped that doing so will allow scientists outside of Rusack’s area of experimental particle physics to build better algorithms and solve problems using artificial intelligence.

Anatoly Larkin

FTPI announces Larkin Award in Theoretical Physics

Posted February 10, 2022

The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) is taking nominations for the inaugural Anatoly Larkin Award in Theoretical Physics 2022.