Rupak Mahapatra
Named a Presidential Impact Fellow for 2019
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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.
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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

It was all smiles at the Physics Show
It was all smiles at the Physics Show

Dozens of children, parents and faculty had a blast watching Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova perform physics demonstrations at the Mounce Public Library. (Photo Credit: The Eagle)

50-year anniversary of the first Moon landing
50-year anniversary of the first Moon landing
Texas A&M Astronomer Nick Suntzeff (pictured) recently sat down for an interview on the occasion of the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the first Moon landing on July 20, 1969. He talks about plans to go back to the Moon, prospects for sending humans to Mars, and the possibility of alien life. The full interview has been published in the Houston Chronicle.
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