Articles from September 2023

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Prof. Emeritus Schweitzer Passes Away

Thursday, September 28, 2023
John W. Schweitzer, Professor Emeritus, and a condensed matter physicist, died on September 28, 2023.

QuLAT Grant Receives Additional Year of Funding

Thursday, September 28, 2023
An additional year of funding in the amount of $737,298 has been awarded to the "Foundations of Quantum Computing for Gauge Theories and Quantum Gravity" grant by the Department of Energy.  Prof. Yannick Meurice is the principal investigator for the grant.
David Miles with ICI 4 instrument

Miles Named PI of TRACERS Mission

Monday, September 25, 2023
Associate Professor David Miles has been named Principal Investigator of the Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites (TRACERS) Mission following the passing of Prof. Craig Kletzing in August.
Allison Jaynes in front of Van Allen Hall sign

APS Honors Jaynes with Katherine E. Weimer Award

Monday, September 25, 2023
The American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics will honor Prof. Allison Jaynes with the Katherine E. Weimer Award, which recognizes and encourages outstanding achievement in plasma science research by a woman physicist in the early years of her career. Prof. Jaynes is being recognized for outstanding scientific contributions to understanding fundamental space plasma physics processes in the Earth’s magnetosphere and exemplary leadership. Her research focuses on the aurora, the inner magnetosphere, and the radiation belts and how those regions of geospace connect to atmospheric physics.

Buffo Earns NASA's FINESST Award

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Graduate Student Kenny Buffo, under the guidance of Associate Professor Casey DeRoo, has been awarded NASA's Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) Award in Astrophysics.

Physics Alumni Awarded Grant to Investigate 'Brain on a Chip'

Yohannes Abate, Susan Dasher and Charles Dasher MD Professor of Physics in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of physics and astronomy, has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative. Abate received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Iowa in 2006 and was a student of Prof. Paul Kleiber.
Allison Jaynes in front of Van Allen Hall sign

Jaynes awarded the 2023 AGU James B. Macelwane Medal

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Prof. Allison Jaynes was selected to receive the AGU James B. Macelwane Medal, which is given annually to three to five early career scientists in recognition of their significant contributions to Earth and space science. AGU, the world's largest Earth and space science association, annually recognizes a select number of individuals for its highest honors. Prof. Jaynes is recognized by the global Earth and space sciences community for her tremendous personal sacrifices and selfless dedication to advancing Earth and space sciences.
lunar research grant Jasper halekas DI

CLAS Features Halekas in Faculty Profile

Prof. Jasper Halekas is featured in an article about faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who are doing impactful and interesting work across disciplines. 
Tom Folland in University of Iowa lab

Folland Received Five Grants in 2023

Assistant Professor Tom Folland has received five grants this year, including a major CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.