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Date
Time
4:00PM
Location
130 Sharp Lab
Host
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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Thanks for the 'quantum' memories: Research may lead to faster, more secure computers

March 26, 2010 - Virginia Lorenz, who recently joined the University of Delaware faculty as an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is working on one of the hottest areas in physics -- quantum memories. These devices store information in a flash of light and may serve as the basis of future communications networks.

Date
Time
2:00PM
Location
215 Sharp Lab
Speaker
Jeff Childress, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, San Jose, CA
Host
Xiao

Magnetic recording is constantly evolving to reach specific technology targets. Today’s hard disk drives can store information at > 300 Gbit/in2, and represent a striking example of nano-technology integrated into everyday life: data bits <100nm x 20nm, read sensors with dimensions <80nm, and read/write heads flying <10nm above the disk. The specific challenge for the read sensor is to maintain adequate signal-to-noise ratio as its dimensions are reduced. For example, the development of recording head sensors for 1 Tb/in2 and above requires sensors dimensions < 30nm.

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Dr. Cranmer received his Ph.D. in 1996, under the supervision of Prof. Owocki, while working on Dynamical Models of Winds from Rotating Hot Stars. He is currently an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The focus of his research is on the study of hot, expanding outer atmospheres of the Sun and other stars.

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After graduating from the University of Delaware in 1987, Prof. Tanatar worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and he is currently a faculty member at Bilkent University in Turkey. He is the author of more than 150 papers in theoretical condensed matter physics,  as well as of the so-called Tanatar-Ceperley exchange-correlation functional, often used in density functional theory calculations.

Assistant Professor Jamie Holder and collaborators first to discover very-high-energy gamma rays in the Cigar Galaxy

November 2, 2009 - An international collaboration that includes Assistant Professor Jamie Holder from the University of Delaware's Bartol Research Institute in the Department of Physics and Astronomy has discovered very-high-energy gamma rays in the Cigar Galaxy (M82), a bright galaxy filled with exploding stars 12 million light years from Earth.

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Prof. Ananthanarayan received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical high energy physics from the University of Delaware in 1991. He is currently Full Professor & Chairman of the Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore where his research is focused on the chiral perturbation theory, colider physics, and grand unification and supersymmetry. Part of his thesis, supervised by Prof. Q.

Date
Time
7:00 pm
Location
Clayton Hall Conference Center
Speaker
Professor Harry Shipman

Harry Shipman, Annie Jump Cannon Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware, will present “Planets Beyond Our Solar System” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Clayton Hall Conference Center on the UD campus in Newark.

The free lecture is part of the Vernon Public Lecture Series.

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September 22, 2009 - The Daicar-Bata Award Colloquium for 2009 featured talks by three graduate student finalists, selected  from a large pool of nominations signifying exceptionally productive year for the University of Delaware physics graduate program.

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