Hector receives Graduate Student Achievement Award

Friday, March 11, 2016

Hector Okada da Silva received the Graduate Achievement Award in Physics and Astronomy. He will be recognized at the Honors Convocation, which will be held in the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

The Graduate School awards up to a total of eighteen Graduate Achievement Awards each year for recognition on Honors Day. These include a maximum of two each from Accountancy, Applied Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and six from the College of Liberal Arts. (In Liberal Arts, the two awards are given in each of the following three areas: Area A, which includes Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Philosophy and Religions, and Physics and Astronomy; Area B, which includes Art, Classics, English, Journalism, Modern Languages, Music, and Theatre Arts; Area C, which includes History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology.)

Previous Physics Recipients include:

Michael McGuire (2002)
Lee Coleman (2003)
Peter Sonnek (2007)
Philip Blom (2012)

Hector’s research was also featured in the Graduate School Newsletter.

Congratulations, Hector!

Richard Brito’s visit

Monday, March 7, 2016

Richard Brito from the GRIT group at CENTRA-IST in Lisbon (Portugal) will visit the gravity group for a month (March 7-April 7). Welcome, Richard!

Hajime Sotani’s visit

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Hajime Sotani visited Oxford for a week (Feb 29-April 4) and delivered a departmental colloquium on “Magnetic Oscillations in Neutron Stars”.

Atsushi Nishizawa joins the gravity group

Friday, February 26, 2016

Atsushi Nishizawa, formerly at the California Insitute of Technology, joined Emanuele’s group in February to work on sources of gravitational waves and tests of general relativity. Welcome, Atsushi!

We have detected gravitational waves. We did it! (*)

Friday, February 12, 2016

(*) Courtesy of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration.

Kudos to current and past members of the University of Mississippi LIGO Team who helped achieve this momentous result.

Undergraduate students:

Jefferey Atkinson
Daniel Duddleston
Hunter Gabbard
Jared Wofford

Graduate students:

Mohammad (Reza) Afrough
Cody Arceneaux
Jericho Cain
Jun-Qi Guo
Brooke Rankins
John Rock

Post-doctoral researchers:

Alexander Dietz
Shivaraj Kandhasamy
Jocelyn Read

Visiting Scholars:

Martina Adamo
Fabrizia Canfora
Olmo Cerri
Domizia Chericoni
Camillo Cocchieri
Enrico Petrillo
Michele Mancarella
Alessandro Manzotti
Giovanni Rabuffo
Laura Torino
Daniele Trifiro
Michele Valentini


Vitor Cardoso
Marco Cavaglia
Katherine Dooley