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To Finland with PER

Ramon and friends in Finland

Assistant Professor Ramón Barthelemy (far right) recently traveled to the University of Helsinki in Finland to build a new connection focused on physics education research (PER). As part of his trip, Dr. Barthelemy met with the Fulbright Finland Foundation to discuss opportunities available to graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to travel from the USA to Finland.

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New Academic Advisor Joins Physics Department

Cyri Dixon

Cyri Dixon has joined the Department of Physics & Astronomy as an undergraduate academic advisor, replacing Tamara Young. She will advise new, current, and transfer students; oversee course planning and prerequisites, review DARS reports and degree requirements, and perform other academic duties. Her office is located in the Crocker Science Center, 240-D. Please join us in welcoming Cyri!

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Rochelle Tarin-Olivas Joins Physics as Executive Secretary

Rochelle Tarin-Olivas

Rochelle-Tarin-Olivas has joined the Department of Physics & Astronomy as executive secretary. She will be the primary contact for all department travel and will oversee the colloquium and seminars (HEAP, CM, and UGS), and textbooks. Her office is located in JFB 201-C. Find out more about Rochelle and join us in welcoming her!

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U of U SPS Chapter Leaders Elected to National Positions

SPS Logo

Recently, Jared Coles and Tamara Young, two individuals within the University of Utah’s chapter for the Society of Physics Students (SPS), were elected to positions within the society. The SPS is the student organization within the American Institute of Physics. Young and Coles will represent the U at a physics convention in November and at national meetings.

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Peter Godbe Gibbs: 1924 - 2019

Peter Gibbs

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Peter Godbe Gibbs, former professor and chair of the U’s Physics Department, on July 13, 2019. He was an active member of the department from 1956 until his retirement in 1992.

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Last Updated: 7/10/19