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Professor Abigail Vieregg has been named a 2017 Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. These fellowships are awarded "...in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make contributions to their field." Congratulations, Abby!


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The Department of Physics has established a new fellowship in honor of the late Deborah Jin. Please see this page for details.

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The department of physics welcomes Erez Berg to the faculty. He is a theoretical physicist who works on quantum many-body systems. You can read about his work here.

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The department of physics welcomes Shinsei Ryu to the faculty. He is a theoretical condensed matter physicist who works on quantum mechanical aspects of condensed matter systems. You can read about his work here.

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The department of physics welcomes Stephanie Palmer to the faculty. She is a theoretical neuroscientist who is also a faculty member in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy. You can read about her work here.

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The department of physics welcomes Professor Linda Young to the faculty. She is also a Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory and an expert in atomic physics and x-ray science.

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Professor Paul Wiegmann will receive the prestigious 2017 Lars Onsager Prize from the American Physical Society for "...the pioneering discovery of the exact solution of the Kondo and Anderson models..." Congratulations, Paul!