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Title: PROTON ; vol. 6 no. 7
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PROTON
PHYSICS REPORT ON THINGS OF NOTE


VOLUME 6 NUMBER 7


MEET THE NEW FACULTY


Ivan Furic. newv Assislanl
Professor in Physics,
received his PhD from
MIT in 2004. Ivan held
Ihe position of Enrico
Fermi Fellow al Ihe
University of Chicago
from 2004-2007 and will
be joining Ihe High Energy Physics
group in CMS/CDF experimenIs. His
research focus includes probing beyond
Ihe standard model using lera-eleclron-
Voll muons.

He was also recenIly selected as one of
three recipienIs of Ihe 2007 "Young
Physicisl" Prize, awarded by Ihe High
Energy and Pariicle Physics Division of
Ihe European Physical Sociely.


Heather Ray. new
AssislanI Professor in
Physics, received her PhD
al Ihe Universily of
Michigan in Experimenlal
-4 High Energy Paiicle
Physics in 2004 wilh a
dissedalion enlilled,
"MeasuremenI of Ihe lop-anlilop quark pair
production cross section in prolon-
anliprolon collisions al sqit(s = 1.96 GeV.
using B quark idenlificalion". Healher was
previously employed as a PosIdocloral
Research AssislanI al Ihe Los Alamos
National Laboralory from 2004- 2007 and
will be joining Ihe High Energy Physics
group specializing in Ihe MiniBooNE
neutrino experiment. Her currenI work and
fulture research will focus on using
neulrinos Io search for physics beyond
Ihe Slandard Model.


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Fall 2007
SEMINAR
Schedule

Astrophysics
Friday @ 4:00pm in
Room 2165 NPB

Condensed Matter
Physics
Monday @ 4:05pm in
Room 2165 NPB

High Energy Physics
Tuesday @ 2:00pm
and Fridays @ 2:00pm
in Room 2165 NPB

Physics Colloquium
Thursday @ 4:05 in
Room 1002 NPB

Quantum Theory
Wednesday @ 4:05pm
in Room 2205 NPB


Magnet Lab Funding Level is Announced


There's very good news for Ihe people of Ihe Nalional High Magnelic Field Laboralory
(NHMFL), in Ihis lime of lighl Federal budgels. The Nalional Science Board has
recommended Ihal Ihe NHMFL (Nalional High Magnelic Field Laboralory) funding
increase over Ihe next five years (2008-2012). The NHMFL was funded al a level of
$128.5M over Ihe period 2002-2006.

"A large pail of Ihe increase will be needed to meel Ihe increased power cosis", says Neil
Sullivan. Professor in Ihe Physics Depailmenl. "II will be a while before Ihe final award is
announced and Ihe executive commillee decides on Ihe detailed funding breakdown for Ihe
UF and LANL Facililies. Since Ihe lasl award, Ihere has been an appreciable increase in
aclivily al UF in AMRIS and an approximale doubling of Ihe High B/T Facilily Usage".

Exciting limes lie ahead.


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Conference in Honor of Robert Buchler's
65th Birthday

The conference in honor of Robert Buchler's 65 birthday:
'Nonlinear stellar hydrodynamics' and the 2nd Cepheid workshop:
"The pulsation of Cepheids: Observation & Theory (Cassini
project)" was held July 9-13th, in Paris, France at Institut
d'Astrophysique de Paris in the 'salle des seminaries'.
As Buchler requested, the meeting remained small, informal and
friendly. It included students as well as the gathering of
colleagues who specialized in different topics. The schedule of
the scientific program was devised so as to allow tutorials and
several participants gave talks.

Above photo is of Robert Buchler (center) with his ex-postdocs who
also attended the meeting. The photo was taken at the reception at the
Paris Observatory (the one that Louis XIV had built hence the costume
that Buchler is wearing)


News Bits



Pierre Ramond will spend the Fall Semester on Sabbatical at the Institute for
Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey



NSF, CONACYT (Mexican research funding agency), and the State University of
Zacatecas (Mexico) sponsored a Pan American Advanced Scientific Institute on
"Electronic States and Excitations in Nanostructures", June 11-22, 2007, in the city of
Zacatecas. Sam Trickey was one of the invited lecturers. His presentations were
"Prediction of Materials Properties with Local Basis Set DFT Methods" and
"Approximate Kinetic Energy Density Functionals A Sampler". As the only Spanish
speaker of the first-week lecturers, he had many one-on-one and small group
discussions with participants as well as being interviewed by a local newspaper "La
Imagen" in Spanish. There were 105 registrants from 11 countries. The PASI website
is http://qro.cinvestav.mx/~pasi2007/index.html











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STUDENT NEWS


Andrew Leathers, PhD student with David Micha, has been awarded an NSF travel stipend administered
by the Computational Materials Center of the University of Illinois, to participate at the Paris, France,
upcoming workshop on "Energy Flow Dynamics in Biomaterials". Andrew will present a poster on the
calculation of density matrices for photoexcited many-atom systems.


Avtandil Daniel
Achelashvili Amariutei


Yanbin Don
An Burnette


Eric Kinjal Danial Sabri Sandipan
Danielson Dasbiswas Dashti Dutta


Michael Junjie
Hartman Liu


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Yanxin Matthew
Liu Mikets


Aaron Shawn
Min Mitryk


Joel Zahra
Mousseau Nasrollahi


Hsin-Wu
Tseng


Po-Hsiang Wen-Ya
Wang Wang


UFIFLORIDA


ARE YOU


NEW PHYSICS MAJOR?
To help with studies and to participate in physics activities, join the Society of
Physics Students (SPS). The Chapter has received many national awards which
include the Outstanding Chapter Award and the Marsh W. White Award, given to
Chapters to support projects designed to promote interest in physics among students
and the general public. This group of students is active in the community and often
goes on group outings; their favorite is Paintball, and each Spring they sponsor a
department wide picnic at Lake Wauburg. Visit their webpage and become a member
now! http://www.phys.ufl.edu/-sps. The chapter also welcomes their new advisor,
Prof Amlan Biswas, beginning the Fall 2007 semester.


Joseph
Grange


Rashid
Hamdan


Sohyun uDpta
Park Saha


Gaurab
Sarangi


Paul
Sellers


Gendith
Sardane


John
Timmerwilke


Xiaoxiang Qiaoli
Xi Yang


Mohammed
Zakaria








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Building Security
Reminders


physics UP News is a monthly
Undergraduate physics newsletter
sponsored by the University of
Florida's chapter of the Society of Physics Students, for
students, by students. The goal is to strengthen the
undergraduate physics community at UF by providing a forum
for undergraduates to share their views and experiences with
each other and acting as a source of information for
opportunities and events in physics. Creative articles include
student's personal research experience trips at other
universities and countries, and fun articles about how many
prefer Papa John's pizza over Hungry Howies. Visit their
website at http://www.phys.ufl.edu/-upnews.





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Fall semester arrives
in the Physics Building


Call for Nominations-Prudential Financial Davis Productivity Awards
Presented annually, the Davis Productivity Awards honor state government employees throughout Florida
who have significantly increased productivity in delivering state services and products. Awards are also
made to individuals and work units for adapting and implementing previous years' award-winning
achievements to create added value.

Nomination categories include:
State Employee Teams, Work Units, and Partnerships
Individual
Sustained Exemplary Performance by a Work Unit, District, Institution, or Comparable Organizational Unit
(over a period of five or more years)
Sustained Exemplary Performance by an Individual Employee Exemplary Achievement of a State Agency
or a Division, Large Bureau, District, Institution, or Comparable Organizational Unit
Recognition of Long-Time Nominators (over a period of 10 or more years)
Recognition of Adaptation and Implementation of a Previous Davis Productivity Award or Other State
Government Innovation

The program presents cash awards ranging from $250 to $2,500 as well as commemorative plaques and
certificates of commendation. A committee of Florida TaxWatch staff and a panel of judges make award
decisions, and winners are announced in March 2008. This year, the committee has created a new online
application process to make form submission easier. The deadline for submissions to the UF Agency
Coordinator is Friday, September 28, 2007. For a link to the online nomination form or to contact the Agency
Coordinator, Amanda Moore, please visit http://www.hr.ufl.edu/davis/default.htm.



b-e- S t o Pm M y te h M a o ec m


As the Fall semester
starts, please take heed to these
reminders:

Lock your door when you are not in your
office. It's unfortunate that every year we
experience thefts of laptop computers, lab
equipment, purses, and other personal
items. These are crimes of opportunity;
remove the opportunities by securing your
workspace. If you do suspect a theft from
the building, contact the University of
Florida Police Department (UFPD)
immediately at 392-1111, and make sure
to inform me as well. If it is an emergency,
call 911.

The UFPD is responsible for locking all
buildings at night, usually by 10 pm. If you
find that the building is unlocked, please
call UFPD directly at 392-1111. You
should also call UFPD if you notice any
suspicious activity in the building.


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