Dear AKPA colleagues, 

 

I am pleased to announce that the 2020 OYRA will be given to two outstanding Korean physicists.

 

  • Dr. Soowon Choi (Miller fellow at the Univ. of California Berkeley)

Dr. Choi is a theorist with expertise in quantum dynamics of many body systems. His past achievements during PhD and postdoc are truly astonishing: discovery of new states of matter in quantum scars and time crystals, and development of theories on quantum neural network and measurement-induced phase transitions. Probably most impressive is his deep involvement in designing experimental protocols. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard and his B.S. in Physics from Caltech.

 

 

 

  • Dr. Joon Sue Lee (Assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Dr. Lee has accomplished a pioneering work on quantum materials synthesis with demonstrated state-of-the-art expertise in molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) for a broad variety of quantum materials including chalcogenide topological insulators, III-V and II-VI magnetic semiconductors, III-V semiconductors, and superconductors. His recent work also includes the design, synthesis, and measurement of high-quality hybrid III-V semiconductor/superconductor nanowire heterostructures for Majorana-based quantum computing. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Penn State U. and his M.S. and B.S. in Physics from Seoul National Univ. 

 

 

 

The award ceremony will take place at the following two events.

1. Sunday, March 1: the 2020 Joint KPS-AKPA Symposium (See the symposium program at https://www.jlab.org/indico/event/361/other-view?view=standard) at Room 102, the Colorado Convention Center. The door will be open at 12:30pm.

2. Tuesday, March 3: the APS FIP (Forum of International Physics) Reception starting at 6pm at Room Granite A/B, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center; AKPA is co-sponsoring this reception.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Soowon Choi and Dr. Joon Sue Lee for their outstanding achievements.

 

Best regards,

Kyungseon JOO

33rd President of AKPA

 

Sponsored by AKPA and Korean Physical Society

 

 

Dear AKPA colleagues, 

 

I am pleased to announce that the 2020 OYRA will be given to two outstanding Korean physicists.

 

  • Dr. Soowon Choi (Miller fellow at the Univ. of California Berkeley)

Dr. Choi is a theorist with expertise in quantum dynamics of many body systems. His past achievements during PhD and postdoc are truly astonishing: discovery of new states of matter in quantum scars and time crystals, and development of theories on quantum neural network and measurement-induced phase transitions. Probably most impressive is his deep involvement in designing experimental protocols. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard and his B.S. in Physics from Caltech.

 

 

 

  • Dr. Joon Sue Lee (Assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Dr. Lee has accomplished a pioneering work on quantum materials synthesis with demonstrated state-of-the-art expertise in molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) for a broad variety of quantum materials including chalcogenide topological insulators, III-V and II-VI magnetic semiconductors, III-V semiconductors, and superconductors. His recent work also includes the design, synthesis, and measurement of high-quality hybrid III-V semiconductor/superconductor nanowire heterostructures for Majorana-based quantum computing. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Penn State U. and his M.S. and B.S. in Physics from Seoul National Univ. 

 

 

 

The award ceremony will take place at the following two events.

1. Sunday, March 1: the 2020 Joint KPS-AKPA Symposium (See the symposium program at https://www.jlab.org/indico/event/361/other-view?view=standard) at Room 102, the Colorado Convention Center. The door will be open at 12:30pm.

2. Tuesday, March 3: the APS FIP (Forum of International Physics) Reception starting at 6pm at Room Granite A/B, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center; AKPA is co-sponsoring this reception.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Soowon Choi and Dr. Joon Sue Lee for their outstanding achievements.

 

Best regards,

Kyungseon JOO

33rd President of AKPA

 

Sponsored by AKPA and Korean Physical Society 


 

AKPA: OYRA Winners
 
Year  Recipients Ph.D. Institution Current Affiliation Research Area
2020 Soonwon Choi Harvard Univ. Univ. of California Berkeley AMO Theory
Joon Sue Lee Penn State Univ. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville Condensed Matter Experiment
2019 Hyowon Park Rutgers University University of Illinois at Chicago Condensed Matter Theory
Young Jin Kim Indiana University Bloomington Los Alamos National Lab Condensed Matter Experiment
2018 Myoung-Hwan Kim SUNY, Buffalo Texas Tech Univ. Condensed Matter Experiment
2017 Tae Min Hong UC Santa Babara University of Pittsburgh Experimental particle physics
2016 Doojin Kim University of Maryland University of Florida Theoretical particle physics
Se Kwon Kim Johns Hopkins

UCLA

Condensed Matter
2015 Donghui Jeong University of Texas at Austin

Pennsylvania State University

Astrophysics

Donghun Lee

Ohio State University University of California, Santa Barbara Condensed Matter
2014

Dohun Kim

University of Maryland Wisconsin Condensed Matter
Hyung Jeen Jeen University of Florida Oak Ridge National Lab Condensed Matter
2013

Sukbum Chung

 UIUC UCLA Condensed Matter

Gyu-Boong Jo

 MIT HKUST Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
 2012

Yong-Yeol Ahn

KAIST  Indiana Univ.  Statistical Mechanics

Na Young Kim

 Stanford Stanford  Condensed Matter
2011

 Jong-kyu Park

 Princeton Princeton   Plasma Physics
Cheol-Hwan Park
 UC Berkeley Seoul National U.  Material Science 
2010

Ian Woo Kim

KAIST U. of Michigan Theoretical particle physics
2009

Kyoungchul Kong

U. Florida U. of Kansas Theoretical particle physics
2007

Tuson Park

U. Illinois Sungkyunkwan U. Condensed Matter and thermal physics
2006

Nam Jung Hur

Rutgers / LANL Inha U Condensed Matter and thermal physics
2005

Inseok Song

Georgia/Gemin Observatory U. of Georgia Astrophysics
2004

Sang-Ho Kim

 UCLA Kongju National U. Nanomaterials 
2003

Hwang Lee

Texas A&M/JPL LSU Quantum Computing
2002

Philip Kim

 Harvard Columbia Superconductivity and Nanoscience
2001

Taekjip Ha

UC Berkeley U. Illinois Biological Physics
2000

Seung-Hun Lee

Johns Hopkins/NIST UVA Condensed Matter
1999

Yong Baek Kim

MIT U. of Toronto Condensed Matter
1998

Piljin Yi

Caltech / Cornell KIAS Field theory
1997 Insu Yi Harvard Novin International Astrophysics
1996

Kyungwon An

MIT Seoul National U. Optics
1995

Sebastian Seung

Harvard MIT Computational Neuroscience
1994

Byungwoo Park

Harvard Seoul National U. Electromaterial Physics