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Congratulations, Connor Bowerman
Congratulations, Connor Bowerman

On receiving the Gathright Scholar 2022 Award which acknowledges your outstanding academic excellence and honorary achievements. Please join us in congratulating Connor.

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Connor Bowerman ’24

Undergraduate Student

Congratulations: 2021-22 Distinguished SPS Chapter
Congratulations: 2021-22 Distinguished SPS Chapter

The Physics & Astronomy SPS chapter has received national recognition as an outstanding/distinguished chapter for the third time in a row! Congratulations to all SPS members and faculty who contributed to this effort. Thank you to Dr. Belyanin, who steered the team toward this accomplishment.

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Physics & Astronomy SPS

Society of Physics Students

Texas A&M To Lead $2.5 Million DOE Topical Theory Collaboration Exploring Heavy Flavor Particles
Texas A&M To Lead $2.5 Million DOE Topical Theory Collaboration Exploring Heavy Flavor Particles

Dr. Rapp, a University Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Texas A&M University and a member of the Cyclotron Institute since 2003, is a world authority on high energy nuclear physics. His research group examines the earliest moments of our universe by studying how high densities and temperatures interact.

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Ralf Rapp

Professor

Aggie Contributes To Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough
Aggie Contributes To Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

Kelli Humbird worked with Dr. Scully during the spring of 2014 before beginning an M.S. program at Rice in Fall 2014. She came back to TAMU and got her M.S. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and now works as a design physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). She and her research team created a successful nuclear fusion experiment that was presented to Dr. Marvin Adam, the National Nuclear Security Administration's Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs.

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Kelli Humbird

Design Physicist @ LLNL

Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova Featured on ABCNews
Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova Featured on ABC News

Watch Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova's interview with ABC News to learn how and why she began her journey in physics outreach which is now enjoyed by millions of people around the world.

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Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova

Instructional Professor

Funds Awarded to Munnerlyn Instrumentation Lab For State-of-the-Art sCMOS Imaging Systems
Funds Awarded to Munnerlyn Instrumentation Lab For State-of-the-Art sCMOS Imaging Systems

Congratulations to Luke Schmidt and his research team on receiving a grant of $168,325 to enhance the functionality of the Exoplanet Transmission Spectroscopic Imager (ETSI). With the assistance of the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Foundation, these improved imaging devices will increase ETSI's capacity to identify exoplanet atmospheres.

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Luke Schmidt

Associate Research Scientist

Congratulations, Nikolay Zheludev
Congratulations,
Nikolay Zheludev

On receiving the 2022 Michael Faraday Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics. This award recognizes outstanding leadership, discoveries, and insights into the new capabilities of nanostructured matter and photonic nanostructures.

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Nikolay Zheludev
Nikolay I. Zheludev

Visiting Professor & Hagler Institute Fellow

Congratulations, Olga Kocharovskaya
Congratulations,
Olga Kocharovskaya

On receiving the prestigious APS award – the Norman F. Ramsey Prize. This award recognizes your outstanding contributions to molecular and optical physics.

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Olga Kocharovskaya

Distinguished Professor

Quantum light source advances bio-imaging clarity
Quantum light source advances bio-imaging clarity

Researchers Dr. Vladislav Yakovlev and Dr. Girish Agarwal created a novel light source to improve the clarity of Brillouin microscopy, a critical imaging technique for cell and tissue research.

Vladislav Yakovlev
Dr. Vladislav Yakovlev

Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy

Girish Agarwal
Dr. Girish Agarwal

Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy

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