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Recent News and Updates
Senior undergraduate students Dawson Hewatt won the Outstanding Student Award, in recognition of his excellence in the areas of leadership, scholarship, citizenship, and service to the DU community, Leah Huzjak won the Summit Award, one of the DU's most prestigious awards honoring individuals or organizations for their continued efforts at DU. Congratulations!
University of Denver society of physics students Chapter was awarded as a 2020-2021 Outstanding Chapter by the SPS national council. Congratulations to all SPS members!
Prof. Mark Siemens wins the 2021 excellence in teaching award from college of Natural Sciences and Mathematic. Congratulations!
Professors Jennifer Hoffman (Astrophysics) and Kingshuk Ghosh (Biophysics) were promoted to full professors. Congratulations!
After 29 years of service at DU, Prof. Stencel retired this year and became professor emeritus at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Thank you for all your contributions to our department and we are excited for the beginning of this new chapter.
Ms. Jasmin Anderson (Siemens group) successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Anderson!
Prof. Xin fan received the NSF CAREER award for spintronics research
The Ghosh lab was recently awarded a NIH RO1 grant for decoding hidden mathematical features that dictate rules of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins.
Prof. Mark Siemens in collaboration with Prof. Mark Lusk from Colorado School of Mines received $1M grant from the prestigious W. M. Keck Foundation to conduct research on quantum computing.
Prof. Barry Zink received a collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation with Prof. Yayoi Takamura at UC Davis to study spin transport in antiferromagnet perovskite oxide heterostructures
Prof. Jennifer Hoffman received a collaborative NSF grant with Prof. Douglas Leonard of San Diego State University to map the Supernova Polarization Landscape