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Science Diplomacy in the World Today
Science Diplomacy in the world Today

January 19, 2022

3:30 - 4:00 PM Reception, 1st Floor MIST

4:00 - 5:00 PM at Hawking Auditorium

Dr. Luiz Davidovich
Luiz Davidovich

Professor of Physics

Congratulations, Shenglong Xu
Long-Range Coupling Affects Entanglement Dynamics

In a quantum computer, measuring qubits disentangles them from the computer. Three research teams investigated the competition between entanglement "erasing" and "building" in quantum systems with viewpoint commentary by Professor Shenglong Xu.

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Shenglong Xu
Shenglong Xu

Research Assistant Professor

Texas A&M Society of Physics Students Chapter Earns Second Consecutive National Honor
Texas A&M Society of Physics Students Chapter Earns Second Consecutive National Honor

Texas A&M’s SPS chapter, housed within the Department of Physics and Astronomy and advised by Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Programs Dr. Alexey Belyanin, was recognized for the second consecutive year and second time in its history for excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization.

Game Day Physics
Professor Agarwal featured in Physics World Top 10 Breakthroughs of the Year
Professor Agarwal featured in Physics World Top 10 Breakthroughs of the Year
Physics World Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2021.

Professor Girish Agarwal collaborated on "Wave–particle duality" research which was featured on Physics World. Agarwal stated, “this was a great achievement, that they could produce a single photon state where all the parameters were at their control.”

Dr. Girish Agarwal headshot in 2019.
Girish Agarwal

Joint Appointment in Physics & Astronomy

Congratulations, Louis Strigari
Louis Strigari

On being elected as a 2021 Presidential Impact Fellow. This award recognizes commitment to the university and advancement of knowledge through transformational learning, discovery, and innovation.

Louis Strigari
Louis Strigari

Associate Professor

Physics Outreach Programs Are A Win-Win For Students, Community
Dept. outreach featured on A&M Today and National News Outlet, Futurity

Physics & Astronomy department outreach provides students with the opportunity to enrich their physics identity and improve on their teaching abilities.

Deep Physics Student helping at the Festival
Casey Papovich Award
Casey Papovich

On being elected as a 2021 APS Fellow. For innovation and leadership in the physics of galaxy formation and evolution, and for critical contributions in methods to understand the stellar content and formation histories of distant galaxies using ultraviolet, optical, and infrared measurements.

Veronica Rodriguez
Casey Papovich


Veronica Rodriguez Award
Veronica Rodriguez

On receiving the 2021 College of Science Outstanding Staff Achievement Award. This award recognizes staff members for their dedication, enthusiasm, accomplishments, and contributions.

Veronica Rodriguez
Veronica Rodriguez

Business Coordinator III

Groundbreaking work by Texas A&M Researchers featured on the cover of Biophotonics
Groundbreaking work by Texas A&M Researchers featured on the cover of Biophotonics

Research by Zhenhuan Yi, Alexei Sokolov and Marlan Scully from the Department of Physics and Astronomy/IQSE with their collaborator, IQSE guest scientist Volker Deckert (Jena, Germany), suggests that viral particles can be found through Raman spectroscopy before the immune system has begun producing antibodies to fight the illness.

Marlan Scully
Marlan Scully

Distinguished Professor

Alexei Sokolov headshot
Alexei Sokolov


Dr. Volker Deckert
Volker Deckert

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Zhenhuan Yi
Zhenhuan Yi

Research Asst. Professor

Congratulations, Kevin Krisciunas & Robert Webb
Congratulations, Drs. Kevin Krisciunas & Robert Webb

On receiving the emeritus titleship. Kevin Krisciunas has received the Instructional Associate Professor Emeritus title, while Robert Webb receives Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Robert Webb headshot
Kevin Krisciunas

Instructional Associate Professor Emeritus

Dr. Robert Webb headshot
Robert C. Webb

Professor Emeritus

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