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February

From Feb. 10-13, FIU hosted an important nuclear physics conference, "Next generation nuclear physics with JLab12 and EIC," organized by physics professor Dr. Misak Sargsian and others.

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Dr. Bernard S. Gerstman, Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics and Physics Department Chair at Florida International University has just published a book entitled "Research on the Physics of Cancer: A Global Perspective."

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March

Adam Freese Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Adam Freese will be presenting his final Doctoral Dissertation Defense on Hard QCD Processes in the Nuclear Medium.

Will Phelps, a fifth-year graduate student, has recently and successfully completed his task of helping to build the High Threshold Cerenkov Detector at Hall B Jefferson Lab.

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Our Dr. Yesim Darici, the Director of Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, just won the FIU President's Access & Equity Award! Congratulations to Professor Darici!

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April

Congratulations to Thomas Hentschel and Patrick Ford, this year's School of Integrated Science and Humanity (SISH) undergraduate student scholarship awardees in Physics and Astronomy!

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This is not an April 1st joke! A "whopping" $800 prize is up for grabs during this year's annual graduate student research competition!

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May

July

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded FIU physics professor Caroline Simpson the 2016 Richard H. Emmons Award. The ASP is the largest general astronomy society in the world with members from over 70 nations.

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August

"The physics of a gender gap" feature spotlights Dr. Hazari (and Lock's) article on the underrepresentation of women in physics.

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October

The Women in STEM Initiative will provide education on the issues faced by women in STEM fields, resources for enhancing their involvement, and will propel the University to succeed in recruitment efforts and applications for available grants that will strengthen both our faculty and our students.

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November

Physics professor and CWGS director Yesim Darici will receive the Science & Technology Award at the 29th Annual In the Company of Women Awards ceremony and reception on March 8, 2017, at the Coral Gables Country Club. Congratulations!

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As the moon reaches full phase Monday, Nov. 14, it will be the closest it’s been to Earth since 1948. There will not be another supermoon like this until 2034.

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December

Astronomy Professor Caroline Simpson provides scientific insight into what may explain the Christmas Star phenomenon.

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