Chelsey Dorow has won 2018 Inamori Fellowship

Chelsey Dorow, UCSD Physics graduate student, has been selected as Inamori Fellow for 2018. Chelsey studies the physics of indirect excitons. The Inamori Fellowship Program supports our best and brightest graduate students. This fellowship has been established by the Inamori Foundation.  
Chelsey Dorow has won 2018 Inamori Fellowship

Oleg Shpyrko Recipient of 2017 UCSD Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

Physics faculty member Oleg Shpyrko has been named one of the recipients of the 2017 UCSD Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. The prestigious award is bestowed upon faculty and graduate students to honor teaching excellence.  Recipients are selected for their creativity, innovative teaching methods, ability to motivate students and commitment to teaching. Read more here.
Oleg Shpyrko Recipient of 2017 UCSD Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

Kristian Skylar Mackewicz named 2016-2017 recipient of the Shang-Keng Ma Memorial Award

Kristian Skylar Mackewicz is the 2016-2017 recipient of the Shang-Keng Ma Memorial Award. Kristian recently graduated from UC San Diego majoring in Physics and Chemical Engineering. While at UCSD, Kristian worked on developing tunable interactions between micron-sized colloidal particles. He will be starting his PhD at the University of Chicago in the fall. He plans to shift his research focus to theoretical astrophysics, particularly general relativity and the theory of gravity. Kristian also has aspirations to work for NASA or SpaceX at so...
Kristian Skylar Mackewicz named 2016-2017 recipient of the Shang-Keng Ma Memorial Award

Kelson James Kaj named 2016-2017 recipient of the John Holmes Malmberg Prize

Kelson James Kaj is a 2016-2017 recipient of the John Holmes Malmberg Prize. Kelson recently graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in physics. During his undergraduate degree, he worked in the lab of Dr. Eva-Maria Collins, looking at various biophysical problems related to planarians. After graduating, Kelson will begin pursuing a PhD at the physics department at UC San Diego.
Kelson James Kaj named 2016-2017 recipient of the John Holmes Malmberg Prize

David Moore named 2016-2017 recipient of the John Holmes Malmberg Prize

David Moore is a 2016-2017 recipient of the John Holmes Malmberg Prize. After transferring to UCSD from the San Diego Community College District, he worked with Dr. Hui Sun in the mathematics department on a numerical fluid dynamics Stokes flow problem. He studied in a number of graduate level courses, and graduated with Latin honors and a double major in physics and mathematics. He is currently continuing his education in the UCSD physics Ph.D. program, where he plans to work in the broad area of theoretical condensed matter physics.
David Moore named 2016-2017 recipient of the John Holmes Malmberg Prize

Milky Way’s origins are not what they seem

 In a first-of-its-kind analysis, Northwestern University astrophysicists and collaborators at UC San Diego have discovered that, contrary to previously standard lore, up to half of the matter in our Milky Way galaxy may come from distant galaxies. As a result, each one of us may be made in part from extragalactic matter.  Using supercomputer simulations, the research team found a major and unexpected new mode for how galaxies, including our own Milky Way, acquired their matter: intergalactic transfer. The simulation...
Milky Way’s origins are not what they seem

Jason Leonard wins Springer Thesis Award

Jason Leonard has been selected as a Springer Thesis Award recipient. Jason’s thesis, “Exciton transport phenomena in GaAs coupled quantum wells” concerns the physics of indirect excitons. Springer Theses series recognizes Outstanding Ph.D. Research. Internationally top-ranked research institutes select their best thesis annually for publication in this series. Each thesis is chosen for its scientific excellence and impact...
Jason Leonard wins  Springer Thesis Award

Ph.D student Chelsey Dorow has won 2017-2018 STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship

Chelsey Dorow, UCSD Physics graduate student, has been selected as an Honorary 2017-2018 STEM Chateaubriand Fellow. Chelsey studies the physics of indirect excitons. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities. This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in partnership with American universities and French research organizations. The Chateau...
Ph.D student Chelsey Dorow has won 2017-2018 STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship

Daniel Klein named 2016-17 Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member

Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Named for Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society was inaugurated on Thursday, September 15, 2005 with a simulcast ceremony held at Yale University and How...
Daniel Klein named 2016-17  Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member

Daniella C.Bardalez Gagliuffi named 2016-17 Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member

Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Named for Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society was inaugurated on Thursday, September 15, 2005 with a simulcast ceremony held at Yale University and Howard University. As the co-founding chapters, ...
Daniella C.Bardalez Gagliuffi named 2016-17  Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member