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Adjunct Professor Ilan Ben-Zvi elevated to IEEE fellow  
Ilan Ben-Zvi, a senior physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor in our Department, has been recognized as an IEEE Fellow:

"for leadership in superconducting accelerators, high brightness electron sources and free electron lasers."  
2009-03-13 13:47:46
Distinguished Professor Kostya Likharev elevated to IEEE fellow 
Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for one of the Institute's most prestigious honors, elevation to IEEE Fellow. The IEEE Board of Directors elevated Professor Kostya Likharev to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2009, with the following citation:

"for contributions to superconducting digital electronics and single-electron tunneling devices ." 
2009-03-13 13:44:32
Professor Peter Paul wins the highest civilian service award from the German government 
Research Professor Peter Paul (Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus) won the highest civilian service award (Bundesverdienstkreuz Erster Klasse: distinguished Service Cross First Class) bestowed by the German government in 2008. 
2009-03-13 13:37:25
Dr. David Sayre, Adjunct Professor has won the 2008 Ewald Prize of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr). 
Prof. Sayre has collaborated for many years with Prof. Chris Jacobsen and Distinguished Prof. (Emeritus) and Research Professor Janos Kirz. He has played an important role in mentoring graduate students who have earned their Ph.Ds in the x-ray physics group first run by Janos and later by Chris. Much of their work has been done at the National Synchrotron Light Source at BNL.

The IUCr awards this prize once every 3 years. It will be bestowed at the upcoming IUCr Meeting in Osaka in August, at the opening ceremony.

See more details in the IUCr Web site. 
2008-05-26 23:39:06
Department wins a SUNY-CRI grant for our redesign of PHY 121/123 and PHY 122/124. 
Congratulations to Rod Engelmann and the rest of our team, helpers, and friends in the Physics and Astronomy Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Provost's office, Teaching, Learning + Technology, the Office of Student Affairs, and everyone else we've talked to, not least of all the SUNY Central staff and consultants running the CRI (Course Redesign Initiative) Award Program, for this happy state of affairs.

This award ($40k) is one of ten grants awarded SUNY-wide. 
2008-05-20 18:29:13
Charles (Chuck) Pancake, the Director of our departmental Electronics Center, is the winner of an award, the 2007-8 President's Award for Excellence in Professional Service and a SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service. 
Chuck has earned the award through inspired and effective service to the research and teaching areas of the department, not to mention other areas of the university.

This award will be conferred officially at the Awards Dinnner in October 2008. 
2008-05-20 18:17:14
Stony Brook University Announces $60 Million Gift From Renowned Financier And Former Math Chair James Simons And Wife Marilyn, A Ph.D. Alumna 
The gift is the largest donation in SUNY history and it will Establish 'Simons Center For Geometry And Physics'.

See more details here
2008-05-20 17:59:31
Adjunct Professor Ilan Ben Zvi wins 2007 Free Electron Laser Prize  
Professor Ilan Ben-Zvi, adjunct professor of our department and physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, has won the 2007 Free Electron Laser (FEL) Prize along with James Rosenzweig of the University of California-Los Angeles. Sponsored by the International Free Electron Laser Conference, which was held this year in Novosibirsk, Russia, the prize consists of an award citation, a plaque, and approximately $2,500 for each recipient.

Ben-Zvi was recognized for his outstanding contributions to FEL science and technology. An FEL is a research tool that combines the focus of lasers and the intensity of synchrotrons, and it is useful for studying a wide variety of materials and chemical reactions. A synchrotron is an accelerator that produces various wavelengths of light for research at the atomic level. Ben-Zvi and Rosenzweig collaborated on some subjects and were acknowledged for similar contributions to the field.

The press release is at:

http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/PR_display.asp?prID=07-98  
2008-02-20 18:54:14

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