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Dr. Misquitta received his Ph.D. in 2004 while working on the subject of intermolecular perturbation theory under the supervision of Prof. Szalewicz. He currently works in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge in UK, and has been a College Lecturer at Murray Edwards College since 2009. His main research focus is concerned with understanding molecular aggregation from first principles, which he addresses through theoretical approaches. Dr.

Prof. Hadjipanayis named Distinguished Lecturer for 2012 by the IEEE Magnetics Society

November 21, 2011 - George Hadjipanayis, who is Richard B. Murray Professor of Physics and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware, has been named a Distinguished Lecturer for 2012 by the IEEE Magnetics Society.

Vernon Lecture: The search for exoplanets

September 6, 2011 - Could there be another Earth somewhere in the universe? Greg Laughlin is betting there is. So far, astronomers have found more than 500 planets outside our solar system, referred to as “exoplanets,” and Laughlin has been involved in dozens of the discoveries. The professor and chair of astronomy at the University of California Santa Cruz will talk about his planet quest at “The Search for Another Earth,” this year’s Harcourt C. “Ace” Vernon Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at Clayton Hall.

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Prof. Sohlberg received his Ph.D. in 1992 while working on diatom molecular collisions under the supervision of Prof. Szalewicz. He is the author of more than 70 journal articles and recepient of a prestigious NSF CAREER Award in 2005.  He is currently Associate Professor of theoretical and computational chemistry at Drexel University.

Ultrafast substorm auroras explained

September 7, 2011 - From time to time, sudden releases of energy in Earth's magnetosphere lead to major disturbances that result in bright auroral displays over the planet's polar regions. These auroras are caused by a phenomenon known as a geomagnetic substorm. The precise cause of these substorms has been debated for decades, but new computer simulations, allied to analysis of data from ESA's Cluster spacecraft, are now filling in many of the missing pieces in the puzzle.

Prof. Matthaeus' paper tops the list of ten most cited articles in the Journal of Plasma Physics

June 20, 2011 - Journal of Plasma Physics, which publishes primary research articles in plasma physics (both theoretical and experimental) and its applications, updates every month most-cited ranking of its articles  based on CrossRef. Currently, the first paper in that ranking is Prof.  Matthaeus' article from 1983 on "Anisotropy in MHD turbulence due to a mean magnetic field." According to Web of Science, this paper is cited more than 390 times.

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Dr. Esfarjani received his Engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale de Paris, followed by a DEA in solid state physics from the University of Paris 7. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in theoretical condensed matter physics. Prior to coming to Rutgers University as a Research Associate Professor, he held appointments as assistant and then associate professor at the Institute for Materials Research of the Tohoku University, followed by Sharif University, visiting associate professor at UC Santa Cruz, and research scientist at MIT.

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Dr. Sunita Gangopadhyay, an executive director at Seagate Technology, earned her doctorate in physics at UD in 1993 with a specialization in magnetism and magnetic materials. Gangopadhyay leads teams of up to 50 professional engineers at Seagate Technology, the world's largest manufacturer of hard disk drives.

Portrait unveiling reception

May 11, 2010 - Karl Böer, Richard B. Murray, and Ferd Williams will be honored for their long time contributions to the Department of Physics and Astronomy. A portrait of each individual will be unveiled at this special ceremony during the UD Forum and Alumni Weekend. Please join us on Friday, June 4, at 4:00 p.m. in 130 Sharp Laboratory. 

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130 Sharp Lab
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Hadjipanayis

Karl Böer, Richard Murray, and Ferd Williams will be honored for their long time contributions to the Department of Physics and Astronomy on Friday, June 4, at 4:00 p.m. in 130 Sharp Laboratory. A portrait of each individual will be unveiled at a special ceremony during the UD Forum and Alumni Weekend. Please join us.

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