Faculty position in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Faculty position in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics with a particular interest in quantum dynamics and ultrafast processes. We are currently inviting applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the Department of Physics in Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2021. An […]

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UConn Researcher an Architect for Astronomical Survey Making Observations Toward a New Understanding of the Cosmos

November 2, 2020 – Elaina Hancock – UConn Communications The Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s fifth generation – a groundbreaking project to bolster our understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies, including the Milky Way – collected its very first observations on the evening of October 23. Image: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s fifth generation […]

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The passing of UConn Physics Professor Emeritus, Arnold Russek

Arnold Russek, a theoretical atomic physicist, born July 13, 1926, in New York, passed away on October 13th, 2020, in Colorado. As a young man of 18, he served honorably as a radio engineer in the Pacific during WWII. He earned his Ph.D. at the Courant Institute at New York University in 1953, and taught […]

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AAS Author Interview with Gloria Fonseca Alvarez

UConn graduate student Gloria Fonseca Alvarez was featured with a video in the Author Interview series produced by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). In this video, Gloria talks about her work to understand the inner environments of black holes. The paper highlighted in the video shows that the orbits of emission-line gas around supermassive black holes are often smaller than expected from previous observations.

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Stretching Makes Superconductor

Most superconductors only work when they’re super cold. Chemists and metallurgists have experimented with different combinations of elements for years, trying to get superconductors that work at temperatures close to room temperature. Sochnikov and his students are thinking about it differently. What if mechanical changes such as squeezing or stretching could make a material a superconductor?

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Upcoming events

  1. Jan 20 Astronomy Seminar10:00am
  2. Jan 22 Professor Chiara Mingarelli (Physics Colloquium)3:30pm
  3. Jan 29 Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm
  4. Jan 29 Physics Colloquium (Prof. Stewart Prager, Princeton University)3:30pm
  5. Feb 26 Professor Stella Offner (Physics Colloquium)3:30pm
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Recent Events

  1. Graduate Student Phillip Price, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, PhD Dissertation Defense Graduate Student Phillip Price, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, PhD Dissertation Defense1:00pm 12/9
  2. Anahita Alavi, University of California, Riverside, Anahita Alavi, University of California, Riverside, "Dwarf Galaxies Before Exciting Future Observations: The Importance of Extragalactic HST UV Imaging Surveys", Astronomy Seminar12:00pm 12/9
  3. Condensed Matter Physics Seminar Condensed Matter Physics Seminar10:00am 12/8
  4. Prof P. Mannheim,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof P. Mannheim, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "The Ginzburg-Landau Theory of Phase Transitions", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 12/4
  5. Prof. Steven Longmore, Liverpool John Moores University, Prof. Steven Longmore, Liverpool John Moores University, "Ecosystems and Life", Astronomy Seminar10:00am 12/2
  6. Prof. H.Haggard, Bard College, Prof. H.Haggard, Bard College, "Why do so many black holes measured in gravitational waves have zero spin?", Particle, Astrophysics, And Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm 11/30
  7. Prof. Sang Wook Cheong, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Prof. Sang Wook Cheong, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, "Trompe L'oeil Ferromagnetism", Condensed Matter Physics Seminar9:30am 11/30
  8. We will have two presentations and by Los Alamos theorists:, Condensed Matter Physics Seminar We will have two presentations and by Los Alamos theorists:, Condensed Matter Physics Seminar9:30am 11/24
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