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December 15, 2014

2014 APS Fellow: Robert Schofield

Congratulations to Robert Schofield, Research Assistant Professor in Physics, for being a newly elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. The citation reads: For leadership in identifying and mitigating environmental factors which impact the sensitivity of terrestrial gravitational wave detectors and elimination of spurious noise sources in LIGO.

December 9, 2014

Physics Holiday Party

Physics students, faculty, and staff (and their families) are invited, rain or shine, strike or not.

Friday Dec 12, 3:30-7:30, Willamette Hall atrium

 

June 6, 2014

2014 Physics Student Awards

Congratulations to the undergraduate physics majors and physics graduate students who received annual departmental awards! Go here for the list.

May 7, 2014

Montgomery in Thesis Competition Finals

Physics graduate student Rick Montgomery will be one of the finalists in the 3-minute thesis competition this evening, May 7, 6-8 PM, 177 Lawrence Hall. Read about it here.

Stephanie Majewski wins DoE Early Career Award

It was announced today that Stephanie Majewski has won a prestigious Early Career Award from the Department of Energy for her proposed work with Atlas at the CERN LHC. Read about it here. Congratulations to Stephanie!

April 21, 2014

UO Physicists lead panel for “Particle Fever”

Profs Brau, Chang, Kribs, and Majewski will do a panel discussion following the April 21 6:15 PM showing of the film “Particle Fever” at Eugene’s Bijou Metro. Link to Around the O news item.

April 7, 2014

Dr. Stan’s Science Circus Returns! and SPS Zone Meeting

Friday April 11: Dr. Stan’s Science Circus returns with edutainment integrating the physics of sound and light into visual effects and music! Room 100 Willamette Hall, UofO Campus, 1371 E13th ave. 8:00PM FREE

Saturday, April 12: Society of Physics Students (SPS) Zone 17 meeting, 110 Willamette Hall. This weekend Stanley Micklavzina (Zone 17 councilor) and The Dept. of Physics will host the annual SPS Zone 17 meeting. Students form SPS chapters in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska (Zone 17) have been invited to participate. Zone 17 Meeting Agenda

 

April 2, 2014

Sad News

Longtime Physics Professor KJ Park passed away on March 21.

obituary from the Register Guard

March 4, 2014

March 10-12, TeraSUSY Workshop 2014: Natural Supersymmetry

The¬†particle theory group, Institute for Theoretical Science, and the Center for High Energy Physics are hosting 18 theorists and experimentalists from around the world to discuss: “Natural Supersymmetry”

Details as well as a schedule of talks can be found here:

http://higgs.uoregon.edu/~susy2014

February 10, 2014

Feb 13 Science Pub: Jim Brau

This week’s Eugene Science Pub features Jim Brau on

The Higgs Boson: How It Was Discovered and What It Tells Us About the Universe

See the details here:
https://www.omsi.edu/sciencepubeugene/021314

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