David Sokoloff has been awarded the 2011 Latin American Physics Education Network Medal in recognition of his contribution to Physics Education, especially in benefit to Latin American community.
Undergraduate physics major Courtney Klosterman has been awarded a 2011 Barry Goldwater Scholarship
David Sokoloff and the Active Learning in Optics & Photonics Team have been awarded the 2011 SPIE Educator Award. Under the auspices of UNESCO, the team strives to bring basic optics and photonics training to teachers in the developing world.
Three faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society: Steven van Enk, Dave Soper and Dietrich Belitz.
Graduate student Hayden McGuinness has been selected as a winner of the 2010 Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper competition, for a talk he presented at the Frontiers in Optics conference in Rochester, NY, in October 2010. The talk was titled “Frequency Translation of Single Photon States in Photonic Crystal Fiber,” and was based on research carried out in the Raymer Lab. The award is co-sponsored by the Optical Society of America, the journal Optics Communications, and the University of Rochester Physics Department and Institute of Optics. It honors Emil Wolf, the originator, with Max Born, of optical coherence theory. Congratulations Hayden!
Richard Taylor has been selected to receive a 2010 Herman Award, one of the top two UO Distinguished Teaching Awards.
Richard Taylor has been selected to be a 2010-11 Williams Fellow. The Williams Fund was established “to provide financial support for innovative ideas that contribute to the quality of the educational experience for undergraduate students at the University of Oregon.”
Undergraduate student Tamela Maciel has been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa.
The Department of Physics is welcoming two new faculty members: Eric Corwin (experimental soft matter physics) and Spencer Chang (theoretical particle physics, cosmology). Eric will be joining us in Fall 2010, and Spencer will be starting his position here in Fall 2011.
Brian Smith, who earned his PhD in our department in 2008 in the Raymer group, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the Physics Department at the University of Oxford. He is also a University Lecturer in Keble College. His research area continues to be in quantum optics and quantum information. Congratulations to Brian!