• Congratulations Oana Jurchescu

    Congratulations to Professor Oana Jurchescu for being awarded the 2022 George B. Pegram prize from the Southeastern Section of the American Physics Society (SESAPS). The award is in recognition of her excellence in teaching physics in the Southeast US. The award citation reads:

    For her exceptional mentorship of students in physics and service in the teaching of physics. Prof. Jurchescu has mentored multiple students on to physics careers, many of which have been recognized through the receipt of awards and fellowships of the highest caliber. This mentorship includes students both in and outside of her home institution and we also recognize her success in the mentoring and promotion of women and underrepresented students in physics. For her excellence in teaching, Prof. Jurchescu has been recognized multiple times by her home institution, at both the departmental and university levels.

    The award will be bestowed upon Prof. Jurchescu during the 89th Annual Meeting of the SESAPS, November 3-5, 2022. You can read more about the history of the award at:

  • Nick Corak Awarded NC Space and NC Sea Grant

    Congratulations to Nick Corak, WFU physics graduate student, whom is one of the two recipients of the North Carolina Space grant and the North Carolina Sea Grant – jointly sponsored by NASA and NOAA. See the original press release here.

  • Congratulations Paul Anderson

    Professor Paul Anderson is the newly-selected recipient of Wake Forest MacDonough Family Faculty Fellowships.  The Wake Forest Faculty Fellowship program is a program of financial support designed to honor the University’s best teacher-scholars.

  • Congratulations Sarah Fisher

    On Thursday April 18, 2022, the Department of Physics held a reception in honor of Sarah Fisher, who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled: “An investigation into nonstandard theories of gravity“. Dr. Fisher’s thesis was completed under the direction of Professor Eric Carlson.

    Sarah Fisher, PhD enjoys refreshments following a successful defense of her thesis.