The Science Literacy Program, which is co-operated under CAS with Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemstry, Geological Sciences, and Human Physiology, has been named a recipient of long-term recurring funding under the UO’s 2015 Strategic Initiative. This award will provide stable funding for between 16 and 24 graduate SLP Fellows per year to work alongside faculty to co-develop and co-teach science courses for non-science majors. Congratulations to SLP co-directors Michael Raymer (Physics) and Judith Eisen (Biology), and associate director Elly Vandegrift!
Congratulations to Michael Raymer for being selected as the Career Award recipient in the 2015 UO Research Excellence Awards!
The UO (Math, ITS, Physics) is hosting the 31st Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting Fri and Sat this week. The sessions will be held at the Jaqua Center. The Friday sessions will be followed by a public talk by Kip Thorne at 7:00 in Columbia. Attendance for all sessions is free. Click here for the program
Professor Emeritus of Physics Marvin Girardeau passed away on January 13, 2015. Prof Girardeau was a member of the UO Physics faculty from 1963 to 2000.
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.
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
Congratulations to the undergraduate physics majors and physics graduate students who received annual departmental awards! Go here for the list.
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.
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!