Department of Physics News 

clyde Remembering Professor Emeritus Clyde Burnett

Clyde Ray Burnett, Ph.D., a longstanding faculty member in the Department of Physics at Florida Atlantic University, died peacefully in his mountain home near Rollinsville, Colorado on May 27, 2020, after a short illness. Read more.




 ataAta Sarajedini, Ph.D., Installed as Inaugural Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics

Lamborn’s philanthropic dream came to fruition on July 1, 2020, with the installation of Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., as the inaugural chair holder of the Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics. Read more. 




 Medical Physics Alumna Maryam Ghasemi Ghonchehnazi Accepted into a Radiation Oncology Residency Program

Maryam Ghasemi, an alumna of the Professional Science Master in Medical Physics was admitted into a residency program at the University of California at San Diego Department of Radiation Oncology. Read more



 Medical Physics Alumna Marjan Shojaei Admitted to Residency in Radiation Oncology

Marjan Shojaei, a graduate of the FAU internationally accredited Professional Science Master in Medical Physics in the fall of 2018, is admitted to residency in radiation oncology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Marjan was hired as an assistant medical physicist at the South Florida Proton Therapy Institute (SFPTI), prior to her graduation. Read more .



 A Conversation with Scientific Editor and Physics Professor Ata Sarajedini

Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., professor and Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics, was recently interviewed by the American Astronomical Society of Journals to discuss his research and role as a scientific editor for the AAS Journals. Sarajedini goes into detail about what is on the horizon for the field, how he chose to study observational stellar astronomy, and more. Watch  here.  





Student Spotlight with Alexandra DeCesare

Alexandra is pursuing a B.S. in Physics and has joined the Quantum Optics Lab with Professor Warner Miller, Ph.D. While also working alongside Associate Professor, Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D., in the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics (MPCR) Lab. Learn More.




Congratulations to FAU’s Society of Physics Students (SPS)

Congratulations to FAU’s Society of Physics Students (SPS), who were recognized as a 2019 Distinguished SPS Chapter. The Society of Physics Students’ National Office recognized the FAU chapter’s dedication and commitment to the SPS mission, support of fellow students, student involvement initiatives, and cultivation of a strong SPS community at the University. Learn More.



 pd13th Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival

Department of Physics Chair and Professor, Luc Wille, hosted, discussing common physics principles demonstrated through the various different drops to a number of school groups in attendance. Following the pumpkin-smashing, everyone enjoyed physics-related carnival games, face painting, dunk tank, and nitrogen ice cream.  Check out the photo album here!




meet1 Meet Medical Physics Alumna Marjan Shojaei

Proton therapy may sound like a medical procedure of the future that will become available when there are flying cars, however, you might be surprised to find that it is offered at select locations across the United States, including right here in South Florida. 

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Meet Sarah Price Professional Science Master of Medical Physics Alumna

Spring 2019 graduate of the Professional Science Master of Medical Physics (PSMMP) program, Sarah Price, will soon begin a clinical-focused residency as a medical physicist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The residency involves eight rotations, which includes Sarah getting hands-on and practical training, such as: providing patients radiation education, developing treatment plans, and providing quality assurance for patient treatments, among other duties. Read more.





Second Annual FAU Research Showcase 2019

The second annual FAU Research Showcase, hosted by the FAU Division of Research, celebrated a wide range of research and scholarly activities by both faculty and students. Read more.





 warnerWarner Miller to Serve on Specialized Agency of the United Nations

Dr. Miller was appointed as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) focused on information and communication technologies. Read more.