Astronomer Jonathan Trump interviewed on UConn 360

UConn Astrophysicist and observational astronomer Jonathan Trump was a recent guest on UConn 360, a podcast from the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut. In this conversation, Jonathan tells about how attending a lecture as an undergraduate at Penn State captured his interest and changed the course of his professional career. Now Jonathan offers […]

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Greetings from the Department Head

New building, new teaching approach, new people – there is a lot of change and excitement in the air for the Physics Department in 2019. The most obvious change is that physics has moved into a newly renovated building. What most alumni will remember as the Math Building has been taken down to its frame […]

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Breaking Up is Hard To Do (for Electrons in High Temperature Superconductors)

Physicists used to think that superconductivity – electricity flowing without resistance or loss – was an all or nothing phenomenon. But new evidence suggests that it’s not so clear cut, at least in copper oxide superconductors. “If we understood why copper oxide is a superconductor at such high temperatures, we might be able to synthesize a better one”, says UConn physicist Ilya Sochnikov. Sochnikov and his colleagues at Rice University, Brookhaven National Lab and Yale recently figured out part of that puzzle, and they report their results in the latest issue of Nature.

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Daniel McCarron wins NSF Early Career Award

Daniel McCarron, assistant professor of physics, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will receive $645,000 over five years for his work on the development of techniques to trap large groups of molecules and cool them to temperatures near absolute zero. The possible control of molecules at this low temperature provides access to new research applications, such as quantum computers that can leverage the laws of quantum mechanics to outperform classical computers.

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Meet the Researcher: Carlos Trallero

When Carlos Trallero started his academic career in physics, he had no idea he would become a pioneer in a field of research that uses high-power lasers to investigate atomic and molecular physical phenomena. Originally from Cuba, where there isn’t much funding for experimental research, Trallero began his academic career by studying theoretical physics. But as a senior graduate student at Stony Brook University, he got the chance to work in a lab doing experimental work and quickly recognized it was his true passion.

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  2. Oct 25 Physics Colloquium (Prof. Chunlei Guo, University of Rochester)3:30pm
  3. Oct 29 Condensed Matter Physics Seminar2:00pm
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  1. Prof. P. Mannheim and  Prof. J. Trump , Physics Colloquium (The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics) Prof. P. Mannheim and Prof. J. Trump , Physics Colloquium (The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics)3:30pm 10/18
  2. Prof. A. Puckett,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. A. Puckett, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Sub-femtoscale structure of strongly interacting matter from "hard" electron-nucleus collisions", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 10/18
  3. Dr. V. Juričić, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Dr. V. Juričić, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, "Higher order topological states: General principle of construction and their realizations", Condensed Matter Physics Seminar2:00pm 10/17
  4. Dr. Jian-Xin Zhu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dr. Jian-Xin Zhu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, "Electronic Structure and Topology in f-Electron Quantum Matter", Condensed Matter Physics Seminar2:00pm 10/15
  5. Dr. Masakaki Tomii, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut   Non-perturbative matching of Wilson coefficients from four-flavor to three-flavor theories using lattice QCD, Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar Dr. Masakaki Tomii, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut Non-perturbative matching of Wilson coefficients from four-flavor to three-flavor theories using lattice QCD, Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm 10/14
  6. Dr. Jianwei Qiu, Director, Theory Center, Jefferson Lab, Dr. Jianwei Qiu, Director, Theory Center, Jefferson Lab, "Nuclear Femtography - A new frontier of science and technology", Physics Colloquium3:30pm 10/11
  7. Prof. George N. Gibson, High-Intensity Laser Physics Group, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof. George N. Gibson, High-Intensity Laser Physics Group, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Exploring Extreme Nonlinear Physics and Quantum Molecular Dynamics with High-Intensity Laser Pulses", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 10/11
  8. Philip Engelke, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Philip Engelke, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, "OH as an Alternate Tracer for Molecular Gas", Astronomy Seminar2:00pm 10/9
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