News

5/5/17 - Physics senior Caroline Holmes wins prestigious McMullan Award


10/12/16 - Ilya Nemenman named Fellow of the Biological Physics Division of the American Physical Society


6/3/16 - Physics major Gino Elia wins highly competitive Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship


4/12/16 - 2014 Nobel Laureate Harry S. Mosher Professor W.E. Moerner delivered the Hightower lecture

Harry S. Mosher Professor W.E. Moerner delivered the Hightower lecture, titled "The story of single molecules, from early spectroscopy in solids, to super-resolution microscopy, which opens up an amazing new view inside cells" on April 12th.


3/25/16 - Physics Live! brings young scientists to Emory for the Atlanta Science Festival


3/14/16 - Emory Theoretical Biophysicists win travel awards for 2016 APS March Meeting

Emory Physics undergraduate Caroline Holmes and postdoctoral fellow Damian Hernandez have been awarded travel awards to attend the American Physical Society annual March Meeting in Baltimore, MD to present their research.


3/1/16 - Graduate student Yan Yan wins 2016 Education Committee Travel and Student Research Achievement Awards

Yan Yan has been awarded a 2016 Education Committee Travel and Student Research Achievement Awards, by the Biophysical Society.


9/14/15 - Graduate Student Skanda Vivek wins 2015 Montag Physics Award

Skanda Vivek has been awarded the inaugural Jim and Ethel Montag Graduate Physics Award for the 2015-2016 academic year.


5/29/15 - Emory Physics senior Andrew Wilson qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials.

Five-time national champion, Andrew Wilson, has qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke. The Olympic Trials, set for June 26 through July 3, 2016, in Omaha, Nebraska, will determine who represents Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


3/24/15 - Minsu Kim receives HFSP Young Investigator Award.

Minsu Kim has been selected by the International Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Organization as a 2015 HFSP young investigator. Awardees receive annually $250,000 over three years and are encouraged to focus on ‘high risk and high return’ research.


3/22/15 - Emory's physics department hosts Physics Live! open house event for the Atlanta Science Festival

On March 22nd, the physics department hosted Physics Live!, a free open house event which featured numerous hands-on demonstrations, providing a fun and welcoming atmosphere for the public to learn about some of the research in our department.


2/6/15 - Professor Justin Burton selected to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER Award

The NSF CAREER Award recognizes the highest level of excellence among early-stage researchers. Professor Burton's research aims to understand the ways in which a jammed, amorphous solid can vibrate and fluctuate.


10/7/14 - Graduate Student Laura Gray wins 2014 Montag Physics Award

Laura Gray has been awarded the inaugural Jim and Ethel Montag Graduate Physics Award for the 2014-2015 academic year.


8/19/14 - Emory University News feature of Dr. Burton's research

Professor Burton's use of laboratory-scale icebergs to model the physics of glacial earthquakes featured in Emory University News.


8/5/14 - eScienceCommons highlight of Dr.Nemenman and collaborators 

Dr. Ilya Nemenman and his collaborators David Schwab of Princeton and Pankaj Mehta of Boston University have identified a mechanism that may help explain Zipf¿s law.  Emory University's eScienceCommons highlights Dr. Nememan and his collaborators' work.


8/1/14 - Welcome Dr. Hayk Harutyunyan

The Department of Physics is pleased to welcome Dr. Hayk Harutyunyan to our faculty beginning Fall 2014.


3/18/14 - Graduate Student wins Frank J. Padden Award

Congratulations to Justin Pye, this year's American Physical Society's Frank J. Padden recipient. This award is given to the graduate student who gives the best presentatio n at a special symposium at the March Meeting of APS.