Notification of Passing Candidacy Forms – FA20 Department Submission Deadline
Aug 3 all-day
FA20 Department Graduate Orientation @ Zoom
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
FA20 Bridge Program Orientation @ Zoom
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FA20 GTA Meeting @ Zoom
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FA20 GTA Training with Adam LaMee @ Zoom
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Academic Programs Team Meeting @
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
2020-21 Biophysics Seminars @
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The UCF Biophysics Group is resuming its seminar series for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The next seminar will be held on:

Wednesday, September 23, 12:00pm -1:00pm EST

Zoom Meeting 

Dr. Alfons Schulte, Professor, UCF Department of Physics, will present:

Formation and Growth of Mesoglobules across the Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) Coil-to-Globule Transition Revealed with Kinetic Neutron Scattering and Fast Pressure Jumps 

The flyer, with the abstract, is attached.

[Dr. Schulte Abstract-2020-09-23 Biophys Seminar]


Women in Physics Society (WiPS) Meeting @
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hello Students,

Women in Physics Society(WiPS) at UCF is an organization that is committed to encouraging the recruitment, retention, and career development of women physicists at all levels. We are inviting you to participate in our first meeting of the semester. Our goal is to foster an environment for students that will stimulate the development of connections amongst Undergraduate students, Graduate students, and Faculty in the Physics department. While the focus of the organization is on women, all are welcome to join!

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 6:30pm on Zoom. Here is the link:

If you have any questions about our organization or meetings, please contact us at

We hope to see you there,

Women in Physics Society at UCF

Undergraduate Student Faculty Research Showcase @ Online
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exposure to hands-on research experience is a vital component of undergraduate education, and the department strives to ensure that this is available to our Physics majors who may be interested in performing research with professors here at UCF, even during these difficult times. Join us on Thursday September 24, from 5pm-7pm, for a live 2 hour session to learn more about the research opportunities available in the groups in our Department, and a description for how interested students might get involved. The event will be held online.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact (,  or as soon as possible.  


Distinguished Lecture Series on Catalysis @ zoom
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

I would like to announce that the Renewable Energy and Chemical Transformations (REACT) Cluster at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in collaboration with the Florida Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) and UCF-AVS student chapter is hosting a Distinguished Lecture Series on Catalysis. Prominent scientists from various universities, research centers, and industry conducting experimental and theoretical research in surface science and catalysis will be giving lectures every other week. The lectures are intended for an audience with a broad range of expertise, from undergraduate and graduate students to senior scientists.

Karsten Reuter, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany, Merging multiscale theory and data sciences to tackle operando energy conversion systems.

This series is free to all registrants, available through Zoom. Early registration is recommended as enrollment is limited to 300 participants. To register for the webinar, please fill out this online form: The registered participants will receive email updates as well as Zoom links to attend the webinars.

For additional questions please contact Dr. Mihai E. Vaida at

Details about the talks will be posted soon on the following websites: and