Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)
Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

January 17–19, 2020

“the goal of APS CUWiP is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.” - APS

Dr. Andrea Liu

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Andrea Liu

Rupak Mahapatra
Named a Presidential Impact Fellow for 2019
Rupak Mahapatra headshot
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Texas A&M custom-designed, patent-pending laboratory stations
Custom-Designed, Patent-Pending Laboratory Stations

Each specialized work unit is equipped with tools and high-tech, interactive features enabling students to put complex physics concepts to practice and generate detailed electronic reports.

Physicist of the Year: David M. Lee
Physicist of the Year: David M. Lee

Texas A&M Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy and 1996 Nobel Prize winner David M. Lee, recently featured as The Top 100 Registry’s 2019 Physicist of the Year.

Saskia Mioduszewski
2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society
Saskia Mioduszewski
American Physical Society (APS)
Tatiana Erukhimova
2019 Fellow of the
American Physical Society
Tatiana 2019 Fellow of the APS
American Physical Society (APS)
Abanov's Proposed Framework Simplifies the Description of Textures
Abanov's Proposed Framework Simplifies the Description of Textures
In a constant push for the smaller and faster computer memory devices, Dr. Artem G. Abanov and fellow researchers turned to the topologically nontrivial configurations of magnetization in magnetic films.
Effective energy landscape for circular skyrmion breathing modes
The Creation of Visible Mass in the Universe
Ralf Rapp discusses the origin of 98% of the visible mass in the universe in a recent article in Nature Physics. This mass was generated when a hot plasma of quarks and gluons condensed into hadrons in the early Universe. Calculations by Dr. Rapp and collaborators found that the mass of the rho-meson (a bound state of a quark and anti-quark) melts when this plasma is recreated in the lab in high-energy collisions of nuclei. This effect has now also been observed at lower collision energies, under conditions similar to those in mergers of neutron stars.
Belyanin's New Approach On Graphene Nano-imaging
Belyanin's New Approach On Graphene Nanoimaging
Alexey Belyanin and his collaborator Markus Raschke from CU-Boulder published an article in Nature Nanotechnology which reveals how electrons in graphene respond to an intense optical excitation at the nanoscale and with femtosecond time resolution. The results will help with the design of future nanophotonic devices based on graphene and other two-dimensional materials.
Graphene FWM nanoimaging
Fish Camp 2019 namesake Tatiana Erukhimova
Fish Camp 2019 namesake Tatiana Erukhimova

These incoming freshmen had the opportunity to stand amongst a local legend, Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova, for Fish Camp 2019 #HakunaTatiana

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Physicists and astronomers use analytical thinking and a strong understanding of the fundamental laws of nature to describe the world around us, from the smallest particle to our galaxy and universe.

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Upcoming Schedule







Claudia Ratti (U of Houston) Colloquium

4:00pm  |  Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, Hawking Auditorium



Physics Show OutreachPS

7:30pm - 8:30pm  |  Hawking Auditorium



Michael Kolodrubetz, UT Dallas CM

4:00pm - 5:00pm  |  MIST M102



Physics demonstrations for TAMU Women’s Club OutreachPS

9:00am - 11:00am  |  Mitchell Institute atrium and Mitchell Physics lobby



Physics Show OutreachPS

10:30am - 11:30am  |  Hawking Auditorium and lobby of MPHY



David Pooley (Trinity University) Astronomy

11:30am - 12:30pm  |  MIST M102



H. Eleuch (Abu Dhabi University, UAE) AMO

12:00pm - 1:00pm  |  MPHY 578