WPBF 25 News featured the annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival that took place on Oct. 28. Charles E. Schmidt College of Science faculty launched pumpkins from the top of the College's four-story SE-43 building, all in the name of physics. Watch here.
Our Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival returned this fall and we all had a smashing good time! Thanks to President John Kelly and Schmidt College of Science Dean Valery Forbes for dropping the first pumpkins, and to the Department of Physics for hosting such an exciting event. View more photos.
This year’s inductees include Warner A. Miller, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Physics within FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Read more.
Dr. Warner A. Miller, Ph.D., a Professor of Physics in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, in conjunction with Qubitekk and L3Harris, is leading United States' efforts to develop the first drone-based, mobile quantum network that provides unparalleled security. Read more.
These Spring 2022 graduates were accepted into well-compensated Medical Physics residency programs They will become Certified Medical Physicists, Diplomats of the American Board of Radiology (DABR) upon completion of the residency. Their residency begins July 1, 2022. Read more.
The world’s largest society for radiation oncology professionals recently voted to confer upon Zoubir Ouhib, the designation of American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellow (FASTRO). Read more.
These graduates were accepted in Residency programs fully funded, and they will become Certified Medical Physicists with a Doctorate from the American Board of Radiology (DABR) upon completion of the Residency. The two-years residency begins July 1, 2021. Read more.
Our undergraduate student Daniel Gil Valenzuela, mentored by Vivian Merk, Ph.D., was selected to be Florida Atlantic University’s 2021 Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar. The Wimberly Scholar award, which has been given to one FAU student each year since 1971, is the most prestigious student academic prize given by our university. It is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. Read more.
The TODAY Show was LIVE at the FAU Observatory with Eric Vandernoot, manager of the observatory, talking about the Mars landing. Watch here .
Clyde Ray Burnett, Ph.D., a longstanding faculty member in the Department of Physics at Florida Atlantic University, died peacefully in his mountain home near Rollinsville, Colorado on May 27, 2020, after a short illness. Read more.
Lamborn’s philanthropic dream came to fruition on July 1, 2020, with the installation of Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., as the inaugural chair holder of the Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics. Read more.
Maryam Ghasemi, an alumna of the Professional Science Master in Medical Physics was admitted into a residency program at the University of California at San Diego Department of Radiation Oncology. Read more.
Marjan Shojaei, a graduate of the FAU internationally accredited Professional Science Master in Medical Physics in the fall of 2018, is admitted to residency in radiation oncology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Marjan was hired as an assistant medical physicist at the South Florida Proton Therapy Institute (SFPTI), prior to her graduation. Read more .
Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., professor and Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics, was recently interviewed by the American Astronomical Society of Journals to discuss his research and role as a scientific editor for the AAS Journals. Sarajedini goes into detail about what is on the horizon for the field, how he chose to study observational stellar astronomy, and more. Watch here.
Alexandra is pursuing a B.S. in Physics and has joined the Quantum Optics Lab with Professor Warner Miller, Ph.D. While also working alongside Associate Professor, Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D., in the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics (MPCR) Lab. Learn More.
Congratulations to FAU’s Society of Physics Students (SPS), who were recognized as a 2019 Distinguished SPS Chapter. The Society of Physics Students’ National Office recognized the FAU chapter’s dedication and commitment to the SPS mission, support of fellow students, student involvement initiatives, and cultivation of a strong SPS community at the University. Learn More.
Department of Physics Chair and Professor, Luc Wille, hosted, discussing common physics principles demonstrated through the various different drops to a number of school groups in attendance. Following the pumpkin-smashing, everyone enjoyed physics-related carnival games, face painting, dunk tank, and nitrogen ice cream. Check out the photo album here!
Proton therapy may sound like a medical procedure of the future that will become available when there are flying cars, however, you might be surprised to find that it is offered at select locations across the United States, including right here in South Florida.
Spring 2019 graduate of the Professional Science Master of Medical Physics (PSMMP) program, Sarah Price, will soon begin a clinical-focused residency as a medical physicist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The residency involves eight rotations, which includes Sarah getting hands-on and practical training, such as: providing patients radiation education, developing treatment plans, and providing quality assurance for patient treatments, among other duties. Read more.
Dr. Miller was appointed as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) focused on information and communication technologies. Read more.