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The Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA) invites you to submit nominations for the 2023 Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA). The OYRA was established in 1994 to recognize and promote excellence in research by ethnic Korean physicists in their early career. Nominees are limited to physicists who are working at research universities/institutions or industrial/government laboratories in North America.
We would like to inform you that the nomination deadlines for the 2023 OYRA Award will be extended:
- The deadline for the nomination letter is January 31.
- The deadline for the letters of support is February 15.
Although we anticipate that the nominee’s advisor or colleague will prepare the nomination letter on behalf of the nominee, we are open to self-nomination. The details of the announcement can be found at https://www.akpa.org/oyra-award and in the attached flyer. Please help share the information with your colleagues and encourage them to nominate excellent candidates. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
The US-Korea Conference (UKC 2022) was held in Washington DC, August 18 – 20, 2022. As a part of the program, AKPA organized the Physics Symposium with three oral sessions covering a wide range of topics: (1) Physics under extreme conditions, (2) Astrophysics, and (3) AKPA and Other Topics. More than 20 Physicists, from US and Korea and from graduate students to senior faculty members, participated and made stimulating presentations followed by many questions and discussions. The UKC 2022 and the Physics Symposium provided an excellent opportunity to establish and strengthen the professional network among the Korean physicists in US and from Korea through the scientific interactions, the networking dinner, and the banquet.
2022 AKPA-KPS Symposium - May 15, 2022
2022 National Math & Science Competition (NMSC) - March 31, 2022
Dear NMSC Students,
KSEA is excited to announce the 2022 National Mathematics Competition (NMC) and National High School Physics Competition (NHSPC) on April 9 and April 10, 2022. Both competitions will be held online. Top-scoring 2022 NMC participants may be invited to the Hanwha Mathematics Olympiad that will be announced in May 2022.
Math (Grades 4-8), April 9, 2022 (Saturday) 8 am - 5 pm in each time zone
Math (Grades 9-11), April 10, 2022 (Sunday) 8 am - 5 pm in each time zone
Physics (Grades 9-12), April 9, 2022 (Saturday) 1 pm – 3pm EDT/10am – 12pm PDT
Currently open! Register at http://nmsc.ksea.org. The deadline to register is March 31, 2022.
Student Orientation/Test Login: April 2, 2022 (Saturday)
Login details will be sent to the email used to register at http://nmsc.ksea.org.
Math Test: The written exams include Part 1 consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions and Part 2 consisting of 5 free response questions with integer-valued answers.
Physics Test: The written exam consists of 12 multiple-choice questions with 10 choices for each question.
NMSC will be offered asynchronously with the parents’ consent to proctor students. Contestants also will be required to log into the NMSC Headquarters Proctoring System using a smartphone.
NMC Chapter Award Ceremony:
Each chapter will hold its own award ceremony. Stay tuned for your chapter’s announcement.
NMC National Award Ceremony: April 23, 2022 (Saturday) 4 pm EDT/1 pm PDT
Each participant will be ranked among NMC contestants in the same grade. Top three performers in each grade category will be awarded $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place. Top-scoring 2022 NMC participants will be invited to the Hanhwa Mathematics Olympiad that will be announced in May 2022.
NHSPC National Award Ceremony: Will be held in May 2022.
The top three performers in the written test will be awarded $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place.
Questions? E-mail NMSCinfo@KSEA.org.
The AKPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA) 2022 - March 30, 2022
Dear AKPA members:
We are pleased to announce that the 2022 AKPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA) will be given to
Dr. Jong Yeon Lee (University of California, Santa Barbara)
“for a broad range of significant contributions to the theoretical and numerical study of topological and strongly correlated systems,”
Dr. Philip Chang (University of California, San Diego)
“for outstanding contributions to physics of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, enabling the first ever observation of the heavy tri-boson production.”
This award is jointly sponsored by the Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA) and the Korean Physical Society (KPS).
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jong Yeon Lee and Dr. Philip Chang for their outstanding achievements!
Chair of OYRA Committee
Professor of Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology
National High School Physics Competition
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Correlated topological materials by Na Hyun Jo, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Riemannian Manifold Hybrid Monte Carlo and For Quantum Chromodynamics by Chulwoo Jung, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York
Beyond "common" unconventional superconductivity by Hyunsoo Kim, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Outstanding Young Research Award 2022 Winners
Interactive Quantum Phases and Transitions by Jong Yeon Lee, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Nature's Aquarium by Sook H. Kim
Making Discoveries for Humanity and Society by Do Young Noh, Institute for Basic Science
Quest to Understand the Unification of Electroweak Force by Philip Chang, University of California, San Diego
Applications of Topological Materials by Joon Sue Lee, University of Tennessee Knoxville
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Benchmarking Quantum Computers and Simulators by Joonhee Choi, , California Institute of Technology
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귀차니즘의 화신에게 트럼펫이 최적의 악기인 이유 by Seung-Hun Lee, University of Virginia
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