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OYRA 2024

Dear Colleagues,

 

The Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2024 Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA). OYRA was established in 1994 to recognize and promote excellence in research by ethnic Korean physicists in their early careers. Nominees are limited to physicists who are working at universities, research institutions, or industrial or government laboratories in North America. The deadlines for the nomination letter and supporting documents are January 31 and February 15, 2024, respectively. More 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 oyra2024@akpa.org.

 

Best regards,

 

Harold Kim

President, AKPA

Dr. Junyeong Ahn

(Harvard Univ.)

Dr. Na Hyun Jo 

(Univ. of Michigan)

2023 AKPA-KPS Symposium

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,"

and

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! 

 

Harold Kim

Chair of OYRA Committee

Professor of Physics  

Georgia Institute of Technology

2023 AKPA-KPS Symposium

2023 AKPA-KPS Symposium.pdf

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.  

AKPA-KPS Symposium

8:00 – 10:30 pm, May 14 (Sun), 2023 in EST

9:00 – 11:30 am, May 15 (Mon), 2023, in KST


OYRA 2023

Dear colleagues,


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 oyra2023@akpa.org.


Best regards,

Yoonseok Lee

President, AKPA

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

Associate Professor of Physics

Georgia Institute of Technology

The AKPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA) 2021 - March 29, 2021

Dear AKPA colleagues,

 

I am pleased to announce that the 2021 OYRA will be given to two outstanding Korean physicists.

Dr. Joonhee Choi (IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech)

 

Dr. Choi is an experimentalist in Quantum Optics, Atomic Physics, and Quantum Information Science. He made seminal advances in a wide variety of fields ranging from quantum optics, ultrafast phenomena, and quantum many-body physics to practical applications in quantum metrology and quantum information processing. He received his Ph.D./A.M. in Applied Physics/Physics from Harvard and his M.S/B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from KAIST.


Dr. Min Gyu Kim (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

 

Dr. Kim is an experimental condensed matter physicist.  He is an expert on Xray and neutron imaging and spectroscopic techniques for investigating quantum phenomena in various condensed matter systems. His recent work highlights the development of innovative X-ray imaging techniques capable of visualizing antiferromagnetic domains in real space and in real-time without math-intensive computation. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Iowa State Univ. and his M.S/B.S. in Physics from the University of Seoul.


Best regards,

Kyungseon JOO

33rd President of AKPA


Sponsored by AKPA and Korean Physical Society