In this issue we celebrate the wonderful graduates of our undergraduate and graduate programs this academic year, including those who won departmental prizes!
We also profile the many exciting recent activities in APAM, including the implementation of our new computer cluster and the amazing help our students and scientists have been providing to help students excel in computational methods and usage. We highlight the excellent research in our highly recognized plasma physics program, the international notice of the work of Simon Billinge, a major honor bestowed upon Aron Pinczuk, and two symposia: one organized by Lorenzo Polvani and Adam Sobel to honor their advisor and one in honor of Richard Osgood. This term was also highlighted by department events celebrating the long-time contributions to APAM by Jimmy Florakis and Jack Arbo.
In addition, we proudly announce the most generous contribution of major instrumentation to our materials science and engineering teaching lab!
Our major department renovation is very nearly complete. More on that in the next issue.
In closing, APAM is very pleased to extend a warm hello to our alumni and other friends of the department.