J. David Cohen: 1946 – 2012
We are saddened to report the passing of friend and colleague David Cohen, Professor of Physics, after a long illness.
Steve Hsu’s former grauduate student David Reeb has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to support his postdoctoral work on quantum information theory. The program, funded by the European Union, will support David’s work in Munich, Germany, for 2 years.
John Toner has been selected as one of the first Simons Fellows in Theoretical Physics by the Simons Foundation. The mission of the Simons Foundation is to advance the frontiers of research in the basic sciences and mathematics.
Jim Brau has been awarded a 2011 Research Innovation Award by the University of Oregon. Jim was recognized for fostering basic research and innovation in the physical sciences.
David Sokoloff has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant in Education at Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina.
Undergraduate physics majors Jimmy Utterback and Bill McCann have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Jimmy has also been designated one of Phi Beta Kappa’s Oregon Six.
A UO team of Darren Johnson and Richard Taylor has received a $250,000 “Scialog Fellows” grant from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). Johnson and Taylor will explore the role of fractal patterns on new materials for solar energy applications.
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.