News of Dec./97

 

AKPA News in December, 1997:

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* AKPA News Menu:
* A) The 1998 OYRA
* B) Reminder of the Membership Due and Donations
* C) Job Openning in APCTP and HongIk University
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Dear AKPA members,

A) The 1998 OYRA:

The main focus of the AKPA OYRA is to recognize and promote excellence
in research by an outstanding young ethnic Korean physicist in North
America. The qualification for the OYRA is limited to those who received
their doctoral degree after January 1, 1993. Candidates are to be nominated
by the Chair or Head of the Department where they are employed or by the
candidate's Ph.D. thesis advisor in a letter detailing the importance and
impact of the candidate's work.

The awardee will be selected by the AKPA OYRA Committee consisting of
Drs. W. T. Chu, C.R. Ji, Y.K. Kim, B.Y. Oh, Y.S. Park, Kiuck Lee (Chair),
and W.J. Lee (Secretary).

Deadline for nomination is December 31, 1997 and candidates are required
to send their supporting documents (curriculum vitae and three letters of
recommendation) by January 15, 1997 to the following address:

Professor Kang, Kyungsik
Department of Physics
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-863-1468, Fax: 401-863-2024, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please refer to the OYRA Announcement at "http://www.AKPA.org/"
for more details.


B) Reminder of the Membership Due and Donations:

AKPA has been prosperous thanks to yearly fund raising effort for donations
and membership fees by AKPA members. A season for the AKPA Election is coming
soon. In addition, a new updated AKPA charter and by-law amendments will be
asked to approve by the regular membership. According to the original AKPA
charter and by-law which is still operative, only the AKPA regular members
possess the voting & elective franchise and they have obligation to pay
yearly membership fees, though the additional donations are voluntary.

Only 18 members paid their membership dues this year as of today and the
existing AKPA fund is not enough to carry out the AKPA activities including
the Directory, Newsletter, the Outstanding Young Researcher Award, E-link
and Homepage service, Election and Votings.

We would appreciate your kind and generous consideration for the annual
membership fee (regular member: $25, associate member: $5) as well as for
additional donations. Please make the check payable to the AKPA and send to:

Dr. Cheolkyu Kim,
AKPA Treasurer
Department of Physics
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912.


Please refer to AKPA Treasurer's report at "http://www.AKPA.org/" for more
details on membership due and donation payment status.


C) Job openings in APCTP and Hong-Ik University.

a.ASIA PACIFIC CENTER FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS
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The APCTP was established in October 1996 in Seoul, Korea, with Professor
C. N. Yang as the Founding President. The APCTP is an international research
institution pursuing highest quality topical research in all areas of
theoretical physics. The Center is seeking several qualified Ph.D. physicists
for Postdoctoral positions starting from September 1, 1998 or later upon
request. The term of the appointment is for one year, renewable for the
second year. Annual gross stipend starts from $ 25,000 or up, depending
on the qualification and experience. A research grant is also available.
Limited number of
affordable accommodations near the center may be provided. Applicants
should send a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation by
January 31, 1998 to Prof. Yongmin Cho, APCTP, 207-43 Cheongryangri-do
ng Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-012 Korea.


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RESEARCH SCIENTIST POSITIONS
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The APCTP was established in October 1996 in Seoul, Korea, with Professor
C. N. Yang as the Founding President. The APCTP is an international
research institution pursuing highest quality topical research in all areas
of theoretical physics. The Center invites a few research scientists at
the assistant professor level or up for the terms of three to five years.
Minimum of two terms of postdoctoral research experience or the
equivalent is required. The appointment will begin September 1, 1998 or later.
The expected gross annual stipend is around $ 60,000 depending on
qualification and experience. A research grant is also available. Limited numb
er of affordable accommodations
near the center may be provided. The appointees are expected to contribute
to the academic programs of the center and to
establish research programs. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and
a statement of present and future research interests, and should have three
letters of recommendation sent by January 31, 1998
to
Prof. Yongmin Cho, APCTP, 207-43 Cheongryangri-dong Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-
012 Korea.

b. Physics Faculty Position at Hong-Ik University

A strong candidate, irrespective of the field of specialization, is sought
in Physics. Contact Wone Keun Han, Chair, Department of Basic Sciences,
Hong-Ik University, Seoul 121-791, Korea. Tel. 82-2-320-1693;
Fax. 82-2-3142-0335; E-mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.