Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova has been awarded the 2024 Homer L. Dodge Award for Distinguished Service by the AAPT. Dr. Erukhimova is honored for her commitment to providing physics education in innovative and unique ways inside and outside the classroom and for bringing physics education to the public at the local, regional and national level.
Optica and the German Physical Society (DPG) have awarded Texas A&M Distinguished Professor Kocharovskaya the prestigious Herbert Walther award in recognition of her pioneering work in lasers, atomic physics, nonlinear optics and x-ray quantum optics. She is the first woman to receive this award.
Texas A&M Distinguished Professor
The APS recognizes the leadership of Dr. Erukhimova in physics outreach. She brings the excitement of physics to the public through innovative education programs, summer boarding schools for public high school teachers, the TAMU Physics and Engineering Festival, the Real Physics Live program, and online physics videos with more than 400 million views.
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for being the recipient of a prestigious 2023 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement College-Level Award in Teaching!
Texas A&M faculty member Olga Kocharovskaya is part of a team that has measured an extremely narrow excitation level in Scandium-45 to unprecedented precision using the European XFEL X-ray laser facility, as reported in the journal Nature. Scandium-45 is thought to be a excellent candidate for the construction of the first ever nuclear clock which is expected to be 1000 times more accurate than current atomic clocks. With a precision of up to of one part in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 nuclear clocks could usher in a new era of precision timekeeping and enable transformative applications in various industries and fundamental sciences.
The U.S. Department of Energy Energy, Office of Science, has highlighted important research at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute on their website. A group led by Jack Bishop and Grigory Rogachev has discovered a rare decay mode of oxygen-13. The group used the Texas Active Target Time Projection Chamber (TexAT TPC) to measure the breakup of oxygen-13 into three helium nuclei (alpha particles) and a proton following beta decay.
On receiving the Best Poster Award! Your remarkable presentation on nitrogen-neon nanoclusters immersed in superfluid helium-4 left a lasting impression at the Quantum Fluids and Solids 2023 conference.
Dr. Erukhimova was invited back to CBS Mornings as part of their back-to-school programming. She discussed her enthusiasm for science and her journey to become a professor and social media star with Nate Burleson and his co-hosts. Check out the video to see the CBS Mornings crew exploring angular momentum conservation.
Live on CBS Morning
Dr. Adsley's proposal "Probing Nuclear Dipole Responses" was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for this highly competitive Award. Dr. Adsley will carry out his research program at the Cyclotron Institute at Texas A&M University and other research facilities around the world. The results will have implications that range from a better understanding of neutron stars to improved designs of nuclear reactors.
Excellence in Teaching
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.