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Dr. Junyeong Ahn
Dr. Na Hyun Jo
(Univ. of Michigan)
2023 AKPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Dear AKPA members:
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 AKPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA) will be awarded to
Junyeong Ahn (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)
"for elucidating the optical responses of quantum materials in terms of geometry and topology,"
Na Hyun Jo (Assistant Professor, University of Michigan)
"for pioneering experimental studies of quantum materials under strain using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) "
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. Junyeong Ahn and Dr. Na Hyun Jo for their outstanding achievements!
Chair of OYRA Committee
Professor of Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology
2023 AKPA-KPS Symposium
The 2023 AKPA-KPS Symposium will be held via ZOOM. The 2023 Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA) will be presented in the beginning of the event, and the presentations by the winners and the others will follow.
8:00 – 10:30 pm, May 14 (Sun), 2023 in EST
9:00 – 11:30 am, May 15 (Mon), 2023, in KST
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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