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Physics grad student wins international piano competition

DPA News - Mon, 07/27/2009 - 15:21

July 22, 2009 - Xing Chen is a man of many talents. Not only is he a University of Delaware graduate student in physics, he is an accomplished pianist, and last month he was selected as one of the winners of the 24th International Young Artist Piano Competition. Chen is a graduate of the University of Science and Technology of China, and his adviser at UD is physics professor John Q Xiao. Chen has a pending patent in nanomaterials fabrication.

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Department graduates record number of students

DPA News - Tue, 06/16/2009 - 16:46

June 1, 2009 - The Department of Physics & Astronomy had a record number of graduates for the 2008-2009 academic year: 25 Bachelors, 1 Masters  and 11 PhD degrees were awarded. The convocation was held on May 30 in 130 Sharp Lab following the Commencement ceremony in the stadium. Guest speaker Prof. Jose D'Arruda, PhD 1972 and Chair of the Physics Department at University of North Carolina at Pembroke encouraged graduates to continue to pursue their dreams and remain curious about the world.

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Astrophysicist Stefan Funk of the Kavli Institute awarded the 2009 Shakti P. Duggal Award

DPA News - Wed, 05/27/2009 - 10:27

May 13, 2009 - Astrophysicist Stefan Funk, who is currently Assistant Professor of Physics at Stanford University and member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology and SLAC, is the recepient of 2009 Shakti P. Duggal Award. Every second year, a committee from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics bestows this award on one outstanding young scientist studying the physics of cosmic rays.

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