2020 News

Brenna Flaugher receives distinguished scientist distinction

Brenna Flaugher, who graduated under Prof Tom Devlin around 1989, received distinguished scientist distinction from Fermilab.


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Eva Andrei receives Moore Foundation EPiQS Award

Professor Eva Andrei has been named a new investigator in the Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.  This grant is one of only 20 awards made in this second wave of the EPiQS program. 

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Greg Moore Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

It was just announced that NHETC member Prof. Greg Moore was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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Daniel Seleznev awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Graduate Student Daniel Seleznev, who is working with David Vanderbilt, has been awarded a prestigious 3-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 

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Kristjan Haule awarded 2020 Simons Fellowship


Kristjan Haule is one of only eight individuals around the country receiving a 2020 Simons Fellowship in the field of Theoretical Physics. 

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Tom Holoien named an Einstein Fellow

Former Astrophysics major Tom Holoien has been named an Einstein Fellow.  This prestigious award is one of only 24 Einstein, Hubble, and Sagan Fellows awarded by NASA's Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). 

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Noah Paladino wins Goldwater Scholarship

Physics Major Noah Paladino, Class of '21, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, which this year was given to fewer than 400 students across the entire nation majoring in the natural sciences, math, or engineering. 

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Seongshik Oh receives MURI award

Seongshik (Sean) Oh has received a highly competitive MURI (multidisciplinary university research initiative) award from the Department of Defense, jointly with a team of scientists from 6 other institutions. 

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Angela Coe selected for 2020 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Graduate student Angela Coe, who works with Eva Andrei, was selected for the 2020 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

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Jed Pixley receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

 Jed Pixley of the CMT group has won a prestigious NSF CAREER Award.  This award is given in support of early career development activities, with special emphasis on integrating research and education.   

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Eric Gawiser elected to the APS Panel on Public Affairs

Eric Gawiser has been elected to the APS Panel on Public Affairs for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2020. This body makes recommendations on APS public affairs activities on topics including physics and society, energy, the environment, and national security.  

Congratulations Eric!!