Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi


Dr Hector Okada da Silva has been awarded the 2017 GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize

The GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize recognizes outstanding doctoral research in gravitational waves. Dr Hector Okada da Silva, who completed his Ph.D. at The University of Mississippi under the supervision of Dr. Emanuele Berti, was chosen for the award from a large, international group of nominees whose theses covered diverse aspects of the field of gravitational waves. For more details please follow this link.

Dr. Breese Quinn and the DØ Experiment win the  2019 EPS High Energy and Particle Physics Prize for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics

Dr. Breese Quinn and the DØ Experiment win the  2019 EPS High Energy and Particle Physics Prize for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics. It was awarded to the CDF and DØ Collaborations for the discovery of the top quark and the detailed measurement of its properties. Breese Quinn, a professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi,  is a Member of the DØ Collaboration.

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Dr. Jake Bennett, Faculty, Students Contribute to Groundbreaking Physics Research

A team of physicists at the University of Mississippi, lead by Dr. Jake Bennett, are part of a global network of researchers making significant contributions to a groundbreaking particle physics project that promises to improve our understanding of the nature of all matter.

After years of careful construction and preparation, the Belle II experiment at the SuperKEKB accelerator research facility in Tsukba, Japan, has started collecting data. First collisions with the full detector started earlier this year. A recent fire at the facility caused the accelerator to be shut down briefly, but it is once again smashing subatomic particles together at the center of a sophisticated new detector. For more details please see this article.

Dr. Alex Keshavarzi awarded a Fermilab Intensity Frontier Fellowship

Dr. Alex Keshavarzi, one of our postdocs, has just been awarded an Intensity Frontier Fellowship. This is a very prestigious fellowship at Fermilab, which will provide half a year’s support for research in residence at the lab. This is a great and well-deserved recognition of Alex’s work, and a significant boost to the international reputation of Ole Miss Physics.

Kevin Lin is a Winner in the Graduate Student Council Annual Research Symposium!

Kevin Lin is a Wnner in the 2019 Graduate Student Council Annual Research Symposium

The Graduate Student Council would like to extend our congratulations to the winners of our 9th Annual Research Symposium! The GSC hosts many events throughout the year, but Research Day is of paramount importance to our organization and the graduate school as a whole. We could not be prouder of all of the participants who presented this past Tuesday and would like to congratulate those who will be receiving travel funds to present their research at conferences!

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