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Physics Professor on Good Day Orlando

University of Central Florida Physics Professor Dan Britt, Ph.D., was a special guest on FOX 35’s morning show, “Good Day Orlando,” on Friday morning, January 13. Britt, director of the Center for Lunar & Asteroid Surface Science at UCF , will help explore some of the oldest asteroids in the solar system thanks to a […]

Professor’s Research Part of First Mission to Trojan Asteroids

Story by Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala, UCF Today University of Central Florida Physics Professor Dan Britt, Ph.D., will help explore some of the oldest asteroids in the solar system thanks to a new NASA mission. NASA, this month selected the Lucy mission, which will explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids for the first-time. The robotic spacecraft will also explore […]

COS Celebrates Fall 2016 Grads

On Friday, December 16, 2016 the University of Central Florida’s College of Sciences celebrated more than 1,000 students graduating from the college. The college hosted its traditional graduation reception immediately following the afternoon ceremony for its graduates to celebrate with their faculty, friends and family. The event, held in the UCF Psychology Building, hosted more […]

Physics Pegasus Professor’s International Appointments

Talat RahmanTalat Rahman, Ph.D., Pegasus Professor in the University of Central Florida’s Department of Physics, has received several prestigious appointments in her field. Beginning in January 2017, Rahman will begin serving as a member of the Physical Sciences Directorate Advisory Committee at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. She will assess and provide advice on the […]

Physics Professor’s Research Published in Science

Luca Argenti, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department Physics and College of Optics & Photonics at the University of Central Florida, has co-authored a research paper recently published in the prestigious journal “Science.” This work is the result of a large theoretical and experimental collaboration that came together in 2013 to address a long-standing conundrum […]

UCF to Host Moon Viewing

Story by Bernard Wilchusky, UCF Today UCF’s Planetary Sciences Group will host a telescopic-viewing night of the moon in a new location Thursday, Dec. 8. For the first time, telescopes will be set up from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in front of Millican Hall near the Reflecting Pond. Hurricane Matthew interfered with the originally scheduled […]

Lee Chow Inducted into NAI

Lee Chow, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida, was recently inducted into the university’s chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Chow is one of 29 researchers at UCF inducted into the university’s new chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Chow and colleagues were honored at a […]

News and Views

Assistant Professor in the UCF Department of Physics Michael Chini, Ph.D., wrote a “News and Views” article for the academic journal “Nature” published on October 20, 2016. In his News and Views article, Chini highlights research on ultrafast electron dynamics in solid-state materials which was performed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. […]

COS Faculty in National Academy of Inventors

Story by Barb Abney The University of Central Florida inducted 29 researchers into its new chapter of the National Academy of Inventors on Monday night in a gala focused on innovation and invention. Nine of these inductees are faculty or maintain a joint appointment in the UCF College of Sciences. The NAI membership has more […]

UCF Physicist Observes Breakthrough

UCF physicist Madhab Neupane, Ph.D., led a group of international researchers to examine BiPd, discovering characteristics never seen before in the material. “These characteristics have the potential to be the first step in an entirely new field of electronics and technology,” explained Neupane, assistant professor in the Department of Physics. Neupane led the team of […]

UCF Hosts Fourth STEM Day

On Friday, October 28, the University of Central Florida hosted 1,200 K-12 students on campus for its bi-annual STEM Day event. Students from 33 schools across Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Hernando, Brevard and Sumter counties participated in the event coordinated by the Center for Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM). Several home school groups attended as well. This […]

UCF Team to Receive Revolutionary Microscope

The fastest detecting and most advanced electron microscope in the world is coming to the Department of Physics thanks to researchers at the University of Central Florida. The group researches properties within materials that could be used in a variety of fields from medicine to engineering. There is the potential of discovering novel ways to […]

New Ways to Colonize Mars

Two researchers at the University of Central Florida were featured in an article published by The Atlantic titled ‘The Low-Tech Way to Colonize Mars.” The article focuses on the research conducted by Philip Metzger, Ph.D., an associate in planetary science research at the Florida Space Institute, and his team. Daniel Britt, Ph.D., professor in the Department of […]

Physics Student Wins International Prize

Story by Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala, UCF Today One of the world’s leaders in liquid-display technology has selected a UCF project led by professor Debashis Chanda, Ph.D., and physics graduate student Daniel Franklin for its “2016 Displaying Futures Award.” The Germany-based company Merck selected UCF’s plasmatic full-color display project as its top pick from 30 others in […]

UCF Physics Revamps Student Society

Twenty-five UCF undergraduate physics students gathered for the first Society of Physics Students (SPS) meeting of the fall semester. A once thriving chapter, UCF’s SPS has died down the past few years according to Conrad Troha, recently appointed chapter president. Troha, a UCF senior studying physics on the astronomy track, hopes to change this. “Our […]

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