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News and Announcements

Congratulations to Dr. David Montealegre for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. David Montealegre for successfully defending his PhD thesis September 15th! 

APS Selects Nault as Blewett Fellow

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Graduate Student Kristie Nault has been selected as a 2022 M. Hildred Blewett Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS). The M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is intended to "enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers." Nault's fellowship is a one-year award of $45,000 facilitating her continued study of AG Draconis.

UI to Host Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Jan. 20-23

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
The University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy will host the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) Jan. 20-22, 2023. The UI conference is part of a series sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS), the professional organization for physicists in the United States.

The goal of APS CUWiP is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.

International Day of Women and Girls in STEM

Upcoming Events

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Plasma Physics Seminar - No seminar this week

Monday, October 3, 2022 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Van Allen Hall
No seminar this week.
Nuclear and Particle Physics Seminar (618 VAN) - Erik Gustafson, Ph.D.; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory promotional image

Nuclear and Particle Physics Seminar (618 VAN) - Erik Gustafson, Ph.D.; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Monday, October 3, 2022 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Van Allen Hall
Real-time computations of Quantum Field Theories
Operator Theory Seminar (309 VAN) - Koichi Oyakawa, Vanderbilt University promotional image

Operator Theory Seminar (309 VAN) - Koichi Oyakawa, Vanderbilt University

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
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