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𝗔𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗟 𝟴𝗧𝗛, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰
𝟮–𝟰 𝗣𝗠 𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗔𝗜𝗡 𝗚𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗡
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Eclipse 2024

The Brown University Astronomy Club announces total solar eclipse viewing expedition to Rochester, New York
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The Department of Physics Colloquia feature outstanding guest speakers from all over the world presenting cutting-edge research. Our students in particular are encouraged to attend, although the seminars are open to the public. Arrive early to claim your seat at these not-to-be-missed events!
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Physics Alum Cengiz Pehlevan, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been selected to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.
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R. Sekhar Chivukula, Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC San Diego and the chair of the Executive Committee of the Division of Particle Physics (DPF) at the American Physical Society (APS), recently announced the funding of the Division of Particle Physics (DPF) Meenakshi Narain Mentoring Award in honor of former Department Chair Meenakshi Narain.
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Professor Vesna Mitrović announces with congratulations that her advisee, Ph.D. student Ilija Nikolov, won a scholarship grant from the University of Bologna to work in Bologna for two months.
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The Physics Merit Fellowship is a departmental fellowship awarded to a senior graduate student(s) and provides funding for one semester the next year. We asked the 2023 - 2024 recipient, Xianlong Liu, to tell us about his research involving matrices.

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The Department of Physics gathered this week to thank Interim Department Chair Professor Gang Xiao for his service to the department after former chair Meenakshi Narain’s passing in January. Interim Provost, Professor of Engineering and the Sorensen Family Dean Emeritus of Engineering Lawrence E. Larson was also on hand to show gratitude and support for Gang’s leadership.
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The Physics Department has established an annual award for distinguished alumni of the department. Recipients are nominated based on their contributions in any field of work and awards are presented at the yearly commencement ceremony.
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The Physics Merit Fellowship is a departmental fellowship awarded to a senior graduate student(s) and provides funding for one semester the next year. In her own words, Erin Morissette, a 2023 – 2024 awardee, tells us about her research.
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