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xxxxxxxDe December 2006 - Issue 52

  • Professor Xiangdong Ji has just returned from traveling to Beijing, China from November 8-26 , where he attended the Inaugural Ceremony of the High-Energy Physics Center. The center was established under Dr. Ji, and he will now serve as the Associate Director, overseeing its operation.
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  • Professor Ho Jung Paik gave public lectures entitled, " Einstein's Relativity and the Expanding Universe" at Stanford University on October 21 and at the Atlanta Korean Community Center on November 19. These talks are part of the outreach program to the Korean Communities carried out by the Association of Korean Physicists in American, of which Professor Pail is the current president. The events were covered by several Korean newspapers, TV and radio. On November 18, 2006. He also gave an invited lecture at a meeting of the Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association with the title "Einstein's Unfinished Symphony: Deep Cosmic Voice of Gravitational Waves."

  • On Wednesday, November 1, 2006, the Department of Physics held a Special Tea honoring the department's Outstanding Teaching Assistants. Faculty, staff and students attended the event, held in the lobby, to show TA's their appreciation.

    Tyrell Johnson was awarded the 2005-2006 Ralph D. Myers Teaching Assistant Award in recognition of his outstanding teaching performance. Ryan Artuso and Peter Redl, both, received runner up.

    The following students received honorable mention:

    Paul Bach
    Beatriz Burrola-Gabilondo
    Kimberly Glass
    Elizabeth Lockner
    Eric Montgomery
    Viktor Nagg
    Sogee Spinner
    Shudong Xiao

    To view pictures from the event, click here.