ASSOCIATION OF KOREAN PHYSICISTS IN AMERICA
News & Announcement
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
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.
33rd President of AKPA
Sponsored by AKPA and Korean Physical Society