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February

It's that time for Physics students to submit their applications for the Fred Hoover Memorial Scholarship Endowment and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Scholarship. The deadline for submission is March 27st, 2017.

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April

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, Dr. James Webb, FIU astrophysicist and Director of the Stocker Astroscience Center, collaborated with UF astrophysicist Dr. Steve Eikenberry to observe a unique Blazar called S5 0716+71 with the largest optical telescope in the world.

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Congratulations to the 2017 SISH Scholarship awardees in Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics! The awards will be presented on Thursday, May 4, 4-6pm, at the MARC Pavilion, , including the Fred Hoover Memorial Endowment Award, the Zaida Morales-Martinez & Howard E. Moore Chemistry Awards, and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Awards.

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May

Zahra Hazari will lead a nationwide STEM education initiative that will be centered around tasking 16,000 high school teachers with recruiting female students to pursue a physics major in college.

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Armed with a National Science Foundation grant, FIU researchers Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin and Laird Kramer are leading a pilot program to encourage more women to pursue careers in physics.

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June

Check out FIU's Instagram Story today to see Cynthia show you all about her physics fellowship at Duke University!

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Physics professor Richard Bone was elected earlier this year as Fellow of the International Carotenoids Society.

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July

The adolescent brain cognitive development study— ABCD, for short — is the largest long-term evaluation of brain development and child health ever to be conducted in the United States.

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The story of newly minted Dr. Oswaldo Artiles, who just received his Ph.D under the guidance of Prof. Sargsian, is featured at the commencement

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August

When the Great American Eclipse descended on the United States, hundreds of FIU faculty and staff, students, members of the community and media flocked to FIU’s Stocker AstroScience Center’s solar eclipse watch party.

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October

Physics professor Joerg Reinhold is the recipient of the 2017 Faculty Convocation Award for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations!

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Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen.

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December

With the 12 GeV upgrade completed at Jefferson Lab, and the engineering run currently ongoing, FIU graduate students are busy working at Jefferson Lab on various projects, and busy posing as well

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