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UKC 2022


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

Final Symposium Program.pdf

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.

Competition Dates:

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

Registration:

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.

Test Format:

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.

Proctoring:

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,”


and

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!

Harold Kim

Chair of OYRA Committee

Professor of Physics

Georgia Institute of Technology

Newsletters

AKPA_Newsletters_33-34_No1.pdf

Research Frontline

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

Exotics in Nuclear and Hadron Physics by Yongseok Oh

Outstanding Young Research Award 2021 Winners

Benchmarking Quantum Computers and Simulators by Joonhee Choi, , California Institute of Technology

Seeing Antiferromagnetism in Real Space by Min Gyu Kim, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Life & Art

The Life Under the COVID-19 Pandemic Siege by Yong W. Kim, Lehigh University

귀차니즘의 화신에게 트럼펫이 최적의 악기인 이유 by Seung-Hun Lee, University of Virginia

When Art and Science were Siblings by Jae-Ho Chung, Korea University

AKPA News

AKPA New Sites

Member News Dr. Youngkee Kim / Dr. Taekjip Ha

AKPA OYRA Solicitation Announcement

2021 National High School Physics Competition

2021 AKPA-KPS Joint Symposium

Broadening Participation

Audit Report