Emory University Physics Students Win National Recognition! Congratulations SPS!

Emory University Physics Students Win National Recognition Student-Led Physical Sciences Organization is Honored with Award from the National Office of the Society of Physics Students as an Outstanding Chapter December 4, 2020 Atlanta, GA – The Emory University chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS … More Emory University Physics Students Win National Recognition! Congratulations SPS!

Prof. Sergei Urazhdin named as Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Physics by President of Emory Uni.

President Fenves of Emory University named Prof. Sergei Urazhdin as Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Physics Sept. 1, 2020, stating that the “designation of distinguished professor is one of the highest honors that Emory bestows upon a member of the faculty” that “recognizes your eminence as a scholar, as well as the accomplishments that have … More Prof. Sergei Urazhdin named as Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Physics by President of Emory Uni.

Professor Eric Weeks wins 2020 Slack Award of SESAPS

The Francis G. Slack Award was created by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) to honor Excellence in Service to Physics in the Southeast. Prof. Eric Weeks was announced as this year’s Slack Award winner with the citation: “For demonstrated excellence in service to the physics community of the Southeast through his … More Professor Eric Weeks wins 2020 Slack Award of SESAPS

Ground State Properties of the Diluted Sherrington-Kirkpatrick Spin Glass

By: Stefan Boettcher This paper adds a new perspective on the venerable Sherrington-Kirkpatrick (SK) spin glass model, which is a crucible of disorder and glassy behavior. It has applications not only in the physics of disordered materials, but also in AI (neural networks), brain function, combinatorial optimization, and machine learning, for example (see the book … More Ground State Properties of the Diluted Sherrington-Kirkpatrick Spin Glass

Faculty Position in Theoretical Physics at Emory University

Emory University: Arts and Sciences: Physics Location Atlanta, GA Open Date Oct 13, 2020 Description The Department of Physics at Emory University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in theoretical physics to begin in fall 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates who would benefit from and complement the existing strengths … More Faculty Position in Theoretical Physics at Emory University

Prof. Urazhdin & collaborators solve the long-standing problem of nonlinear damping in magnetic film

Prof. Urazhdin and collaborators solve the long-standing problem of nonlinear damping in magnetic films. When the amplitude of oscillations in some dynamical systems become large, they start to experience nonlinear relaxation that suppresses large-amplitude dynamics. Among many manifestations of this adverse effect, it has prevented the development of efficient microwave oscillators based on magnetic materials. … More Prof. Urazhdin & collaborators solve the long-standing problem of nonlinear damping in magnetic film

Kim group shows how power law tail in replication lag time underlies bacterial persistence

Kim group shows that power law tail in replication lag time underlies bacterial persistence Persisters are antibiotic-tolerant cells that can evade antibiotic killing by ceasing replication.  They complicate antibiotic treatment, leading to treatment failure. Professor Minsu Kim and graduate student (now Ph.D.) Emrah Simsek quantitatively analyzed the non-replication periods of the persisters, and show that … More Kim group shows how power law tail in replication lag time underlies bacterial persistence

Prof. Nemenman reveals limits on precision of dynamic chemical sensing by biological cells.

Prof. Nemenman reveals limits on precision of dynamic chemical sensing by biological cells. Living systems sense chemicals in their environment when the latter bind to their surface receptors. Such binding is subject to the shot noise, which limits the sensing precision. How precise is such sensing? This storied question was asked for the first time … More Prof. Nemenman reveals limits on precision of dynamic chemical sensing by biological cells.

Emory Undergraduates Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society

Twelve distinguished Emory College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students met the high standards of achievement required for induction into Sigma Pi Sigma (SPS), the Physics Honor Society of the American Institute of Physics. Many are members of Emory’s thriving Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapter. They include juniors, Gustavo Borjas, Justin Burton, Yang Chen, … More Emory Undergraduates Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society