Fall 2007 Newsletter

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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the second year of the APAM Newsletter!

In this issue, the spotlight on faculty activities is on the summer schools and workshops organized by Chris Wiggins and Guillaume Bal. We are also very pleased to welcome two new faculty members to our department, Latha Venkataraman in applied physics and Matias Courdurier in applied mathematics, and to report on honors received by several faculty. David Keyes and Jerry Navratil won major awards from professional societies for their respective work on high performance computing and fusion plasma physics, and Chris Wiggins won the SEAS award for promoting diversity.

This issue closes with a retrospective on the nuclear reactor that was built on campus in the late 1960’s, as part of the Nuclear Science and Engineering program. Our department was created in 1978 by combining the Division of Nuclear Science and Engineering and the interdepartmental plasma physics doctoral program.

Thank you to our alumni and other friends of the department for letting us know what you are doing. (Check out the awards won by our alumni and current students!)

Irving Herman, APAM Chair


APAM News: Fall 2007, Vol. 2 Issue 1

Student News 

Alumni News

Faculty News

  • New APAM Faculty: Matias Courdurier & Latha Venkataraman
  • Keyes Wins 2007 Sidney Fernbach Award
  • Faculty Updates
  • Navratil Appointed as Interim Dean of SEAS
  • Navratil & Garofalo Win 2007 APS Dawson Award

Focus on Faculty Activities

  • Chris Wiggins: What I Did This Summer
  • Guillaume Bal: Inverse Problems Workshop
  • Department News: A Step Back in Time

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