AKPA NEWS, January 2002
(Association of Korean Physicists in America)
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1.   AKPA General Meeting and Traditional Dinner at APS March Meeting 
in Indianapolis, IN
2.   AKPA Web Directory and Web Voting
3.   AKPA Election
4.   Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA)-2002
5.   Membership Dues and Contributions: List of the current contributors
6.   KOSEN Pledges Support for AKPA
7.   US-Korea Conference: UKC2002 to be held in Seoul, 8 - 13 July, 2002
8.   News from the Korean Physical Society (KPS)
9.   International Conferences and Workshops in Korea
10.  Job opening
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Dear AKPA members.
I would like to welcome you to the first AKPA News Letter of 2002.  I 
hope that each of you had happy holidays with your family and 
friends. Our Web rebuilding job is making a steady progress. At this 
stage, we need your input.  I invite you to complete your personal 
file in www.akpa.org, if you have not done so yet.  (See item #2 
below - Your login name (and password unless you reset) is given in the 
subject line of this email and you have multiple profiles if you receive 
this email more than once. ) Also, we are opening a new section for the 
former AKPA presidents in the web. I thank you for your cooperation.

Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New year.
Best wishes,

Sungkwun Lyo
AKPA president

PS: I am sure that many of you forgot to make membership 
contributions and donations.  You can email me a pledge and we can 
send you a reminder. (See item #5 below.)

:-)  You may be a physicist if... your three year old son asks why 
the sky is blue and you try to explain
atmospheric absorption theory.

:-)  You may be an engineer if... you have a habit of destroying 
things in order to see how they work.

1.  AKPA General Meeting and Traditional Dinner at APS March Meeting 
in Indianapolis, IN

AKPA General Meeting and the three-decade-old Traditional Annual 
Dinner Meeting for all Korean Participants (from all over the world) 
of the APS March Meeting (3/18 - 24, 2002) will be held at 6:30 PM, 
March 20 (Wednesday) at Mama's Oriental Restaurant [8867 Pendleton 
Pike, (317) 897-0808]  in Indianapolis, IN. Usually, the dinner 
meeting is attended by 70 - 90 people including visitors from Korea. 
Transportation to the restaurant from and back to the Indianapolis 
Convention center will be provided.  See the attached pdf file 
"MarchDinnerMtg02.pdf" for more detail. Contact person:  Professor 
Yung Kee Yeo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


2.  AKPA Web Directory and Web Voting

At this stage we need your input. I would like to urge you to update 
your own file in ww.akpa.org. The following old message from Dr. 
Hoydoo You will help you to update your personal file.  We are 
planning to carry out next election on the Web to save costs.

"Dear member,
Dr. Chun-Yeol You has been instrumental in making the AKPA web site 
to this point. We feel that it is a good time for the members to 
update their membership information and status. Some of you already 
have updated even before this announcement and we thank them. Just to 
make things easier, we made everyone that we know of a new account 
based on our information. Currently, the username and password are 
your email address as you receive this email. In near future, buttons 
will become available for you to choose
your own login and password. For now, we just like to have your 
updated information.

Once you login, the voting privilege tells pretty much where your 
membership stands. In near future, we also plan a system of web-based 
membership fee payment via credit cards. For now, please contact the 
president or treasurer to reinstate your voting privilege.

One apology for Netscape users: we have not completely sorted out the 
problems and differences between explorer and Netscape. We also hope 
to be able to sort it out. Meanwhile, Netscape users may be able to 
read better by selecting another (not-default) encoding scheme (with 
a larger font).

Sincerely,
Hoydoo You (Argonne Nat'l Lab.)"

3.  AKPA Election

The annual AKPA election for the president and the auditor is to be 
held soon for the term beginning May 1, 2003 and ending April 30, 
2005 according to our amended AKPA Charter.  The election committee 
members are:
Dr. Kwang Je Kim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Argonne National Laboratory), 
Vice President & chair
Prof. Young Hoon Kim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., U. Cincinnati)
Prof. Yung Kee Yeo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Air Force Inst. of Tech)

You are strongly encouraged to contact the members with your 
suggestions for the candidates within a week.

4.  Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA)-2002

The nomination process for the 9th annual OYRA has been successfully 
completed.  We had overwhelming responses from the physics community. 
Many very high quality young physicists have been nominated this 
year. The OYRA Committee members are now in the process of reviewing 
the nominees.

The purpose of this award is to recognize and promote excellence in 
research by outstanding young ethnic Korean physicists in North 
America who are working at research-doctorate institutions, and 
industrial and government laboratories. Candidates are limited to 
those who received their doctoral degree after January 1, 1997, and 
were nominated by the Chair or Head of the Department where they are 
employed or by the candidate's former thesis advisor in a letter 
detailing the importance and impact of the candidate's work. 
Supporting documents include candidates' curriculum vitae and three 
letters of recommendation.

The Awards Committee consists of

Dr. Taeil Bai (Standford U.) (Stanford U.)
Prof. Cheung Ryong Ji (North Carolina State University)
Dr. Kwang Je Kim (Argonne National Laboratory)
Prof. Young Hoon Kim (U. Cincinnati)
Prof. M. Howard Lee (U. Georgia)
Prof. Yung Kee Yeo (Air Force Inst. of Tech, chair)

PRESENTATION:  The award in the amount of $1,000 will be presented at the
AKPA annual meeting to be held in Indianapolis, IN on March 20, 2002.

Visit <http://www.akpa.org/> for details.


5.  AKPA Membership Dues and Contributions: List of the current contributors

The AKPA activities rely entirely on the regular membership ($25) and 
the associate membership ($5) (graduates students). Any amount of 
donations will also be appreciated. Please send your check to Dr. S. 
K. Lyo, MS 1415, PO Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185. Please make sure 
to put your return address on the envelop.

Following is the list of the contributors, as of January 2002, of the 
basic membership $25, plus donations of $25 - $49 (*),  $50 - $99 
(**), $100 - $149 (***),  $150 - $199 (****),  $200 - $250 (*****):

Dr. Dr. Taeil Bai         Dr. Yanglai Cho*****,      Prof. Zang-Hee Cho****,
Dr. William T. Chu**,     Dr. Suh-Urk Chung,         Prof. Moo Young Han***,
Dr. Sang-Wook Han,        Prof. Yong S. Joe,         Dr. Ja Hyun Lee,
Prof. Kyungsik Kang**,    Dr. Hong Mook Kim*,        Prof. Kinney H. Kim*,
Dr. Kwang Je Kim**,       Dr. Quiesup Kim,           Dr. Dong S. Lee*,
Prof. M. Howard Lee,      Dr. Sungkwun Lyo*****,     Dr. Jeong Sun Moon,
Prof. Young Soo Oh***     Dr. Y. S. Park***          Prof. Yung Kee Yeo***

6.  KOSEN Pledges Support for AKPA

Dr. Sun-hwa Hahn, Chief, Overseas S&T Information Dept., Korea Inst. 
of S&T Information made a pledge for 1,000,000 Korean Won to support 
OYRA and Annual General Meeting annually. It is gratifying and 
heartwarming to know that KOSEN is trying to reach out and help 
overseas activities of Korean people.
Dr. Hahn contacted the AKPA after reading AKPA News Letter.

7.  US-Korea Conference: UKC2002 to be held in Seoul, 8 - 13 July, 2002

Professor Kyungsik Kang of Brown U. is organizing a Symposium of 
Basic Science and Engineering at
the UKC2002 (organized by KSEA) and is in the process of assembling a 
quality group of speakers in the basic science of Physics, 
Mathematics and Chemistry area. Any one in AKPA wishing to attend and 
present a paper at the Basic Science Symposium can submit an 
application with an abstract to Dr. Kang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or to 
the UKC2002 Organizing Committee at KSEA (www.ksea.org) as soon as 
possible. There will be a partial travel support ranging from $1,500 
(invited or high quality papers) to $500 (poster session papers). For 
details of the UKC2002, you may visit the UKC2002 link in 
www.ksea.org.

8.  News from Korean Physical Society

The current KPS administration places a heavy emphasis on improving 
physics education and has two VP's for Human Resources & Physics and 
Society.  The two main themes for the 50th KPS anniversary (to be 
held at Hanyang University, Oct 24(Thu) - 26(Sat), 2002 in Seoul) are Nano-S&T 
and Physics Education. Recently a plenary talk entitled 
"Time-dependent Permeable Interface and IT-based Physics Education" 
was presented at the International Conference on Physics Education in 
Cultural Context (2001, Korea)  by Drs. Keum H. Lee (H&R VP of KPS, 
Prof. Phys., Jeonbuk U.)/Jin S. Kim (Sec. Edu. of KPS, Prof. Phys., 
Jeonbuk U.).  Their work was received  widely at international forums.

9.  International Conferences and Workshops in Korea

Provided by Yubin Yim <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>, Information Center for 
Physics Research, SNU
We depend on our Korean readers for this info. Any of you can send 
conference info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a wide distribution in north 
America (and Korea) free of charge.

9.1
Title:  Neutrino - deuteron scattering and SNO results. ( II ) more advanced
Date: 2002.1.30
Venue: Sangsan Math. Sci. building 206 in Seoul Nat'l Univ.
Contact & Request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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9.2
Title:  The 6th APCTP Winter School on 'Strongly Correlated Electron
Systems'
Period: 2002.2.1 ~ 2002.2.4
Venue:  POSTECH, Pohang, Korea
Homepage: http://www-psc.postech.ac.kr/htsc/workshop/winter02.html
Contact & Request to: Lee, Sung Ik (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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9.3
Title: Scaling and Phase Transitions in Complex Networks and Nonequilibrium
systems
Period: 2002.2.18 ~ 2002.2.21
Venue:  POSTECH, Pohang, Korea
Homepage:  http://fracton.khu.ac.kr/scaling
Contact & Request to:  Kim, Yup (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


10.  Job Opening

Please send any job announcement to Dr. S. K. Lyo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

10.1 Postdoctoral Research Positions in Condensed Matter Physics and
Physical Chemistry at NEC

NEC Research Institute at Princeton, New Jersey, has several postdoctoral
positions open in the area of spin-polarized transport (experimental),
quantum phase transitions (experimental), and quantum computing 
(theoretical).  The group presently consists of three scientists: Dr. 
Gabriel Aeppli, Dr. Christophe Renner and Dr. Yeong-Ah Soh and works 
in close collaboration with various Universities (including 
University of Chicago, Rutgers University, University of Tokyo) and 
National Laboratories (including Argonne National Laboratory, 
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory).  The 
successful candidate should have a recent Ph.D. in condensed matter 
physics or physical chemistry and be highly motivated to conduct 
research independently in a dynamic environment.  Depending on the 
project, expertise in magnetic thin film growth, nanoparticle 
synthesis, nanofabrication, low-temperature transport,magnetometry, 
X-ray diffraction, scanning probe microscopy, and numerical methods 
are desirable.  To apply, send a CV including the list of publications
and contact information of three references to Dr. Yeong-Ah Soh, NEC 
Research Insitute, 4 Independence Way, Princeton, NJ 08540, 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (609) 951-2660 (ph), (609) 951-2482 (fax).

10.2 Postdoctoral research position in experimental condensed matter physics
at Sandia Labs

Contact information: Dr. Michael Lilly, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone:
(505)-844-4395,  FAX: (505)-844-1197, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O.
Box 5800, MS 1415, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1415
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Sandia National
Laboratories to study low temperature quantum transport phenomena of 2D
electron systems and nanoscale devices. Specific interests include
coupled quantum wires, bilayer electron-hole systems and novel device
applications. State-of-the-art facilities are available at Sandia for
materials growth, fabrication and measurements. The successful candidate
should have a recent Ph.D. in condensed matter physics or applied
physics. Experience with low temperature techniques and/or transport
measurements is desirable. This position is available immediately, and
the search will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a
CV including a publication list and three letters of recommendation to
the above address. Equal Opportunity Employer M/D/F/V.