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American Association of Physics Teachers honors Dr. Erukhimova
American Association of Physics Teachers honors Dr. Erukhimova

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.

Tatiana Erukhimova
Tatiana Erukhimova

Instructional Professor

Olga Kocharovskaya wins the 2024 Herbert Walther Award
Olga Kocharovskaya wins the 2024 Herbert Walther Award

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.

olga kocharovskaya
Olga Kocharovskaya

Texas A&M Distinguished Professor

Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova honored with the 2023 Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach by the American Physical Society
Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova honored with the 2023 Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach by the American Physical Society

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.

Tatiana Erukhimova
Tatiana Erukhimova

Instructional Professor

Congratulations Dr. Dawson Nodurft
Dr Dawson Nodurft teaching a physics demonstration
Congratulations
Dr. Dawson Nodurft

for being the recipient of a prestigious 2023 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement College-Level Award in Teaching!

Texas A&M physicists play key roles in breakthrough research towards the development of a nuclear clock
Texas A&M physicists play key roles in breakthrough research towards the development of a nuclear clock

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.

Olga Kocharovskaya Headshot
Olga Kocharovskaya

Distinguished Professor

DoE Celebrates First Ever Observed 4-Particle Beta-Decay of Oxygen-13
Department of Energy Celebrates First Ever Observed 4-Particle Beta-Decay of Oxygen-13 at the Cyclotron Institute

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.

Graph of the decay mode of oxygen-13
Congratulations, Cameron Wetzel
Congratulations,
Cameron Wetzel

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.

Cameron Wetzel Headshot
Cameron Wetzel

Graduate Student

Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova back on national television
Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova back on national television

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.

Dr Erukhimova appears with Nate Burleson and his co-hosts on CBS This Morning
Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova

Live on CBS Morning

Philip Adsley wins prestigious DOE Early Career Award
Philip Adsley wins prestigious DOE Early Career Award

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.

Philip Adsley Headshot
Philip Adsley

Assistant Professor

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