--- 2011 ---
Research by undergraduate student Caroline Sofiatti is published in Physical Review C
Research by Prof. Jacobs, Dr. Sai Vinjanampathy, and M.S. student Justin Finn
is featured in the April 30th issue of New Scientist
A team lead by Prof. Daniel Lidar of USC, and incluing Prof. Kurt Jacobs, along with team members
at Princeton, Griffith, UC Riverside, and Iowa State, have been awarded an ARO MURI grant
for the project Control of Quantum Systems: Theory and Experiments.
--- 2010 ---
Congratulations to Prof. D.V.G. (Gopal) L.N. Rao for his election as a
Fellow of the American Physical Society.
April 3rd :
UMass Boston Physics Department Hosts the
Third Annual Greater Boston Area Quantum Matter Meeting
Prof. Jacobs book, Stochastic Processes for Physicists, is published by
Cambridge University Press.
Former undergraduate Majd Mayyasi takes part in a program that trains scientists for
suborbital flight. See here (photo below)
--- 2009 ---
UMass Boston hosts the "From the Earth to the Universe" exhibit.
Prof. Arthur Eisenkraft wins the 2009 Millikan Medal — the top prize for Physics Education in the US
Prof. Olshanii gives an Invited Talk at the 2009 APS March Meeting, on
"The Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis and Quantum Thermodynamics"
--- 2008 ---
Prof. Jacobs wins the 2008 College of Science and Mathematics Award for Outstanding Scholarship
The Physics Department Observatory is featured in an article in the Boston Globe.
Umass Boston students Terri Williams (Physics) and Rekha Agarwalla (Chemistry), perform industrial
research internships at the Schlumberger-Doll Research laboratories in Cambridge.
A recent paper by Dr. Stephen Choi and Prof. Bala Sundaram in Physical Review A, predicting that intense atom lasers will be "multicolored", is covered by AIP Physics News Updates (article here)
The recent Nature paper by Rigol, Dunjko and Olchanyi is covered by USC News
(article here) and by a newspaper in Croatia (article here).
Physics major Terri Williams is accepted to the graduate program at Brown.
Dr. Marcos Rigol, Dr. Vanja Dunjko and Prof. Maxim Olchanyi publish a Letter in Nature, shedding new light on the question of how isolated quantum systems thermalize. The article may be found here.
Prof. Gopal Rao & Dr. Chandra Yelleswarapu were awarded a $30,000 CVIP (Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property) grant to help the commercial development of their innovative research on the Fourier Phase Contrast Microscope. The award is one of only eight made throughout the UMass system.
Prof. Rao organises a session at the APS March Meeting on controlling light with Bacteriodopsin. The schedule of the session may be found here. Below is a photo of the invited speakers (Left to right: Chandra Yelleswarapu, Frank Vollmer, Gopal Rao, Robert Birge, Sukhdev Roy and Jian Xu.)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts voted to appoint Gopal Rao as a Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts.