USF student receives admission to top physics program
University of South Florida physics major Ramon Alejandro Ruiz is headed off to California this summer to pursue his doctorate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, one of top physics programs around.
CAS faculty recognized
20 University of South Florida faculty members were honored on Monday, April 15, with a dinner and formal awards ceremony in Lifsey House on the USF campus in acknowledgment of their recent professional recognitions by a number of the world’s top scholarly and research organizations. Nine of the 20 honorees are College of Arts and Sciences faculty.
Physics professor selected for research fellowship
University of South Florida Assistant Professor Jiangfeng Zhou of the Department of Physics has been selected for the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He will be joining 125 researchers from different universities, 23 that are coming from the physics department across North America.
15 USF faculty named AAAS Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named 15 faculty at the University of South Florida as AAAS Fellows this year. With expertise that ranges from stem cells, climate change and toxicology to graduate education, computer science and blueberries, USF’s 2012 AAAS Fellows are an outstanding example of the high level of teaching, research and scholarship at USF.
Tampa community fills MOSI auditorium to see famed physicist
More than 1,200 fans showed up to the MOSI auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 26 to see futurist and theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku, Ph.D., explain his predictions of reality in the year 2100.
Win Michio Kaku’s book, “Physics of the Future”
Michio Kaku Ph.D., a futurist, theoretical physicist, television personality and author, will be speaking at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the MOSI Auditorium, across from the University of South Florida.
Famed physicist to share futuristic insights
He’s the most interesting man in the world. He’s a futurist, physicist and television personality. He’s Michio Kaku, Ph.D., and he will be speaking near the University of South Florida at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26.
Physics Ph.D. students represent USF at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
This week, three University of South Florida physics graduate students are in Lindau, Germany for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a series of discussions and events that bring together hundreds of young researchers and more than 25 Nobel Laureates.
USF professor teaches middle school class about science
At 9:15 a.m. on Friday, April 13, the gifted science class from Dr. John Long Middle School in Pasco County was taken on a guided tour of the new Interdisciplinary Sciences building on the University of South Florida campus. This tour included science-related lectures and demonstrations, as well as a pizza lunch afterward.
Researchers show how to 'set' the spin for spintronics applications
A team of physicists from the University of South Florida and the University of Kentucky have taken a big step toward the development of practical spintronics devices, a technology that could help create faster, smaller and more versatile electronic devices.
USF physicists discover “new recipe” for solid state refrigeration
Physicists from USF have discovered a potential new way to advance solid state refrigeration technology, making the evolving field of environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient alternative to conventional refrigeration more efficient.
USF to host Nanotechnology discussion
IPod nanos are everywhere, and everyone knows that ‘nano’ means “small.” But how small? There are about 100,000 nanometers in the width of a human hair. Who besides a few scientists should care about that? The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will sponsor an all-day discussion forum about the importance and impact of nanotechnology, led by top experts. The forum will begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in the USF Marshall Center Ballroom.
Students invited to prestigious Nobel meeting
Three University of South Florida physics students have been invited to attend the 62nd Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau, Germany.
Interdisciplinary Sciences building receives Gold Standard
The new Interdisciplinary Science Teaching and Research building has attained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council, the national organization which has set the standard for sustainable buildings.
USF astrophysicist to speak on origins of the universe
Doug Gobeille, a University of South Florida astrophysicist, will speak at a meeting of the USF Society of Physics Students at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in ISA 1061.
USF physicists discover super-elastic shock wave
A new and better way to observe how high speed, powerful shock waves move through solids -- and how the solids consequently respond -- has been developed by University of South Florida physicists.
USF to officially open Interdisciplinary Sciences Building
University of South Florida students already have been enjoying the benefits of the brand-new science building on campus, and on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, the public will get a glimpse of the latest addition to USF when the university commemorates the opening of the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in front of the main entrance. This new building is home to interdisciplinary research and state-of-the-art teaching labs for students in physics, biology and chemistry.
Company unveils USF-developed solar energy technology
In the hunt for new ways of creating renewable and clean energy, few technologies have generated as much excitement as the tiny, flexible solar cells developed by USF physicist Xiaomei Jiang in recent years.
CAS professor helps make solar windows a reality
A Maryland-based company has announced it will unveil a working prototype of the world’s first-ever glass window capable of generating electricity in the coming weeks. The prototype, which has the ability to generate electricity on a see-thru glass window, is being made possible through the use of the world’s smallest working organic solar cells, developed by Xiaomei Jiang, a University of South Florida physics professor.