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Physics Colloquium

Friday, September 7, 2018
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus

Title: Contributions of Dr. Nora Berrah to the Growth of the Physics Department

Abstract: Dr. Berrah was the Department Head of Physics for the past five years. During that time, she had a major impact on all areas of the department, including important hires in all the major research areas of the department (Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics; Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics; Condensed Matter Physics), including a new one (Astronomy); encouraging new teaching styles, mentoring early-career faculty, further improving the welcoming climate for undergraduate and graduate students; and raising the profile of the department in the university. Of special interest are four major initiatives she started in Astronomy, Studio Physics, AMO Physics, and Condensed Matter Physics, all of which required considerable effort on her part. In this talk, we will hear about the various hires as well as the four initiatives.


Prof. George Gibson,

Physics Department (primary)

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