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  • May 5, 2017

    2017 Graduate Awards

    Four departmental awards are given to selected graduate students annually for exemplary research and teaching


  • March 29, 2017

    Brazilian University Honors Center for Simulational Physics Director David P. Landau

    Prof. Landau was awarded a "Doctor Honoris Causa" by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


  • March 29, 2017

    Professor Steven Lewis Named Director of CTL Lilly Teaching Fellows Program

    Professer Lewis succeeds current director Jean Martin-Williams, professor of music and associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.


  • March 14, 2017

    Professor Yiping Zhao elected SPIE Fellow

    SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics.

    Yiping Zhao, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow in SPIE. Founded in 1955, the international society for optics and photonics advances an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.


  • February 27, 2017

    UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory

    The SSRL, located in the basement of the Physics building, is developing two satellites that will be sent into orbit to map and image oceanic and coastal ecosystems.

    The primary scientific goals of these CubeSat missions are to develop and operate the first moderate resolution coastal ecosystem and ocean color CubeSats in Georgia. The AFRL mission, the Mapping and Ocean Color Imager (MOCI) will use an onboard RGB camera to take images from multiple perspectives to create a 3D point cloud of land features. The NASA mission, the SPectral and Ocean Color Satellite (SPOC Sat), will generate hyperspectral moderate resolution imaging products to monitor coastal wetlands status, estuarine water quality, and near-coastal ocean productivity in compliance with some of the NASA's strategic objectives. The designing and building of the hyperspectral imager for SPOC is being done in house and will have 60 bands to acquire image data between 400 and 850 nm. In addition the SPOC mission has been chosen as a candidate of NASA's eight CubeSat Launch Initiative, meaning that SPOC will be launched to the International Space Station for deployment between 2018 and 2020.


  • January 24, 2017

    Ph.D. Graduate Kyle Walker Receives Dissertation Prize

    The American Astronomical Society prize was given to Kyle Walker for his thesis "Molecular Collisional Excitation in Astrophysical Environments and Modeling the Early Universe."


  • December 23, 2016

    Whitney Ingram makes UGA history as the first black female to graduate with a PhD in physics

    Ingram will join a group of fewer than 100 black women who have Ph.D.s in physics in the United States


  • December 13, 2016

    Doctoral student wins Materials Research Society Silver Award

    Kun Wang is the first UGA student to receive the prestigious MRS research award.

    Kun Wang, a doctoral student in department of physics and astronomy in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia, received a Materials Research Society (MRS) graduate student award for research he presented at the recent 2016 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.


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