Physics Department Faculty Heavily Decorated at FSU Award
Physics Department faculty won five awards for teaching and
research at the FSU Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 9.
Professors Kun Yang and
Peng Xiong won Developing Scholar Awards,
which reward early career scholars.
Yang is a condensed matter theorist
who focuses on strongly correlated electronic systems, including quantum
Hall systems, unconventional superconductors, and disordered quantum
Xiong is a condensed matter experimentalist whose work involves
mesoscale physics, spintronics and Organic/Solid-State Hybrid
Structures. Xiong won a Sloan Fellowship in 1998.
Incoming Department Chair
Mark Riley was named a Distinguished
research interests include the study of exotic phenomena associated with
the atomic nucleus, in particular, nuclear superfluid behavior, unusual
nuclear shapes and shape co-existence, the limits of nuclear stability,
and insight into the structure of the nucleus from ultra-rapid rotation.
These studies are carried out using accelerators and state of the art
detector systems at FSU and at national laboratories in the US and
Europe. Riley also won an Undergraduate Teaching Award. He has been a
leader in applying cutting-edge educational technology in large lecture
Professor Jorge Piekarewicz won a Graduate Teaching Award.
Piekarewicz, a theoretical nuclear theorist whose research interests
range from the structure of light nuclei to the behavior of neutron
stars, was recently named Director of the Physics Department graduate