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PROTON

PHYSICS REPORT ON THINGS OF NOTE


VOLUME 8 NUMBER 5


Physics Welcomes New

Chairman

*'Physics welcomess Prof. John Yelton
as the department S ne c Chairman
beginning g .IuLI'1t I ,elton s
appointment .as recently announced
by the C.ollege of Liberal urts and
Sciences Dean. Paul D'Anieri. John
has a health of experience said
C' nieri as ,ell as the skills to take
Jonn ,eton on this considerable challenge elton
.ho has ser ed as associatee Chair for
si years looks for ard to the
challenges, the ne position il bring I
am erg happy to be selected as
chairman "Ithouigh the I_ln, ersty
budget situation is not good federal
funding for the sciences is on an
ups Ing and there are many e.citingo
research opportunities for students and
1. en ine,~ent faculty I elton takes o er for Prof.
Alan Dorsey ,ho has been the department chairman
since 2'00i' Prof Kevin Ingersent takes o er from
i elton as cssoc ate Chairman


SColonel Allan R.
and Margaret G.
Crow Term
Professor
Andrey Korytov has been
named the 2I'00":-2'010
Colonel llan R and
rargaret ., C.ro Term Professor in the
College of Liberal "rti and Sciences
These professorships recognize a select
group of faculty .ho ha e demonstrated
excellence in scholarship teaching and
ser ice Congratulations to "ndrey on
recei ing this .ell-earned distinction'

SNew Under-
graduate
Coordinator
Professor Yoonseok Lee
has. taken o er the duties of
lUndergraduate Coordinator
in Physic He replaces
Selman Hershfield ho has been
undergraduate coordinator since 2'00-.


S Theo Space 917utle 4tlant s launcles on
fldaL I Ploto taken Dl P laoiln
Physics Alumni
Instrumental in
Recent Shuttle Mission





Eball "erospace ; Technologies Corp The Space Shuttle "tiantis launched from Kenned, Space Center on
Ia 11 200' t 2 01 EDT astronauts are schoeduued to install a science l ntrument and reTsItore



t ,o pre iusi' installed Eall instruments to peak performance VVhen the astronauts return to Earth
follow ,ing the 1 1-da mission the e-pect to lea e the Hubbie at tnThe hape of its scientif s capabilities

"stronauIts ,ill install the Eball "erospace-built CrOsmic C1rigins Spectrograph iC'l-SI and the VVide Field
Camera IVVFCi and u ade t o critical El instruments the S e Telescope maginge Scpetrograph
installaton of t ,o instruments bultI by







iSTiSi installed in 1;Ch and the "d aned e camera for Sur l e an C.s la" installed durenng the 2 CII2 ser going
mission The celebrated mission .ill extend the operating life of the telescope and greatly enhance its
scientific capability Thomas Delker E.all aerospacee Principal Optical Engineer and the L'epartment of
Ph ysis alumni 12001 Prof David Reitzei attended the launch as optics lead engineer For more
information on the project please sit the folio .ing link from the Reuters lie .s "genc y e. bsite
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Iil THIS
ISSUE...

Facuilt
Retirements -

Spring 2009
Graduation
Unndergraduates s .
I.raduates -4

Student I ie.,s 5

Physics Outreach
Phv' sics iS Fun' 5
Sho..ing Science
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THE PROTON


The Theoretical Astrophysics Group and the Department of Physics hosted a reception in honor of Robert Buchler and
Jim Ipser, upon their retirement after a combined 62 years of teaching, research and service in the Department of Physics
at UF. More photos can be viewed at: http://www.phys.ufl.edu/media/ipser-buchler-retirement


L to R: Cynthia Chennault, Daniele Buchler, and Robert Buchler


Robert Buchler and James Ipser share some parting thoughts


Enjoying the presentations
Photos by P. Marlin


James and Kathy Ipser


Professor James Fry presenting gifts


Stephen Gottesman, retired professor from
Astronomy, makes a presentation


Page 2








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Page 3


GRADUATION SPRING 2009- PHYSICS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The Department of Physics hosted a reception in honor of all graduating physics students.
The undergraduate awards were presented by Selman Hershfield, Undergraduate Advisor.


Lid 1 t
Award recipients (L to R) are Katelyn Milliman recipient of the Gene and Richard Garrett Award; Victor Albert recipient of the Ruth and Earl
Sawyer Award; and Gage Redler recipient of the Best Senior Thesis Award.


Professor Gary Ihas (center), with graduates Ivan Lozano (L) and
Brice Bolin (R)


Selman Hershfield presents the boxed set of Feynman Lectures
to the Society of Physics Students President, Art lanuzzi, for their
service in running the coffee and cookie period before the
colloquium.


Photo farleft:
Award recipient
Katelyn Milliman with
her parents


Photo right:
Lloyd Dunkleberger,
who has been
working with Alex
Madorsky


Photos by P. Marlin







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GRADUATION SPRING 2009 GRADUATE STUDENTS


Prof Alan Dorsey with Saiti Datta
(Chair: Stephen Hill)


Chi-Deuk Yoo with committee chair, Alan Dorsey


Ranjani Narayanan with committee chair,
Stephen Hagen


uorey stamoaugn witn committee cnair,
Ho Bun Chan (L)


Faculty News

Faculty Promotions
Professors Ho Bun Chan and Amlan Biswas have been promoted from the rank of
Assistant Professor to the rank of Associate Professor, effective August 16, 2009.
President Machen has also recommended to the UF Board of Trustees that both Ho
Bun and Amlan be granted tenure; the Trustees are expected to vote on all of the
tenure recommendations on June 12th.

Visiting Scholars Program funds MINERvA experiment
Professor Heather Ray has been awarded $11,000 by the United Research
Association's (URA) Visiting Scholars Program in support of her work on the on the
MINERvA experiment.


Photos by P. Marlin


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THE PROTON


Stai /Irt ----

STravel Awards

Jesus Escobar and Vivek Mishra have
each received a Summer 2009 CLAS
Graduate Travel Award of $250. Each also receives
$250 from the Physics Department.

Jesus Escobar is a 4th-year student working with
Professor Pierre Ramond in theoretical elementary
particle physics. He plans to attend the Theoretical
Advanced Study Institute (TASI) school in Elementary
Particle Physics, "Physics of the Large and the Small,"
to be held June 1-26 in Boulder, Colorado. Each year
typically fifty or so of "the most promising advanced
theory graduate students in the United States," along
with a few beginning postdoctoral fellows and
experimental graduate students, attend the TASI
school.

See http://www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/
TASl_info.htm for general information and
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/tasi09_annc.html
for information on TASI 2009.


Recently
Married

Jie Zou, a third
year graduate
student in Prof.
Ho Bun Chan's
group, married
Ye Wang on
March 29 at
Kanapaha
Botanical Gardens. Ye is a second year
graduate student in Department of
Educational Psychology. They met each other
as undergraduates at Peking University and
since then they have always stood by and
supported each other in good times and bad.
After long journey of dating, on March 29, the
vows were exchanged, and the bridal bouquet
was thrown. A new chapter of their love story
has begun. May their love continue to grow!


Physics

fun!


John Mocko, Senior
Teaching Laboratory
Specialist, presents the
Physics is Fun! Show to
a large audience at the
Stephen C. O'Connell
Center. The
demonstration was part
of the University of
Florida's Center for
Precollegiate Education
and Training
Recognition Ceremony
for the Duke University
Talent Identification
Program.
Photos by P. Marlin


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Showi ng science at work The Physics Department hosted students from Lincoln Middle
School as part of Math & Physics Day at UF. Jeffrey Bindell, physics lecturer, led the presentation. The
following is an excerpt from the article in the Gainesville Sun:

About 30 students from Gainesville's Lincoln Middle School watched
Tuesday as a transmitter produced unseen electromagnetic waves.
Moments later they let out an "Oooo!" as a bulb held above the
device lit up demonstrating the kind of technology used in cell
phones. Without the technology, "your parents would never know
where you are," said Jeffrey Bindell, a physics lecturer who led the
demonstration.

The effort was part of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council's
techPATH initiative to promote technology careers to middle and
high school students. While Bindell has done a similar presentation
10 times before for students visiting the University of Central Florida,
where he teaches, this marked his first on the UF campus. He said
the presentation aimed to get the sixth-graders engaged in science
at a time when it can make a difference in their future proficiency. Jeffrey Bindell uses a volunteer for one of
What we're trying to do is show them science is interesting," he said. the demonstrations
"If you do the math and science now in the sixth grade you can
have a career that's fun and makes money." Read full article at http://tiny.cc/msEke.


Pam Morgan, Alachua County Public Bindell during presentation Lincoln students try out the exhibits in the Physics
School Secondary Math and Science building lobby
Curriculum Specialist, is part of the
demonstration


Lincoln Middle School students enjoy the presentation
Photos by P. Marlin


Lincoln students try out the exhibits in the
Physics building lobby




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