Candidates for the 32nd AKPA President
Prof. Young-Kee Kim
Louis Block Professor of Physics
The Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute
The University of Chicago
Thanks to outstanding former and current AKPA presidents and Korean physicist community in U.S., there are a number of AKPA programs in place including the annual U.S.-Korea Joint Physicist Meeting at the APS March meeting, the BAS (physical sciences) program at the KSEA’s annual U.S.-Korea Conference, the Joint AKPA – KPS meeting, the annual Outstanding Young Researcher Award, and the annual Nationwide High School Physics Contest.
If elected, I will work to continue and enhance all of the existing AKPA programs. Physics is global. I will work to strengthen connections between U.S.-based Korean physicists and Korean physicists in Europe and Asia, and to promote scientific excellence of U.S.-based Korean senior and junior physicists to the international physics community. In addition, together with the current and next AKPA presidents, I will explore opportunities to promote scientific excellence in the developing world. I expect that my current role as an executive committee member of APS’s Forum in International Physics and my past experiences will be helpful for these initiatives.
My recent involvements in AKPA and KSEA activities include: I was the keynote speaker for KSEA’s Professional Development Workshop in March 2014; I organized the biennial AKPA Symposium on Special Topics in Physics in May 2014 at the University of Chicago – the program included the AKPA – IBS (Institute for Basic Science in Korea) Symposium and the celebration of the 35th anniversary of AKPA; I am chairing AKPA’s fund-raising and special event committee – the committee’s current focus is to raise endowed funds to support the winners of the annual Nationwide High School Physics Contest and the annual Outstanding Young Researcher Award.
Candidates for the Auditor
Prof. Harold Kim
Georgia Institute of Technology
Last night NY Giants wide receiver, Odell Beckham, made the greatest catch of all time against Dallas cowboys.
NBC NYC Channel 4 came to my office today to interview me for their 5 pm news. Part of the news is now posted online with text:
And here is the original news my wife recorded on her iPhone:
You need to see the detailed images of the catch and the video clips in slow motion to really appreciate the catch from the physics point of view. It is better than the original Montana to Dwight Clark connection known as "The Catch".
2015 AKPA Outstanding Young Research Award
Solicitation for Nominees
In order to recognize and promote excellence in research by outstanding young ethnic Korean physicists in North America, the Outstanding Young Research Award (OYRA) has been awarded annually since 1994 by the Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA). The list of previous recipients is available on the AKPA webpage http://www.akpa.org.
Candidates are limited to ethnic Korean physicists who are working at research universities/institutions or industrial/government laboratories in North America. At the time of nomination, each candidate should be within five years from completion of his/her Ph.D. dissertation. For the 2015 nomination, each candidate should have his/her Ph.D. awarded on or after January 1, 2009. Exceptions to this eligibility can be allowed for extenuating circumstances, such as military service or extended medical leave. The award committee will review such cases to determine their eligibility.
Nomination Deadline: December 1, 2014
Supporting Documents Deadline: December 15, 2014
Prof. Kyungseon Joo (U. Conn. & NSF), Chair
Prof. Taekjip Ha (UIUC)
Prof. Philip Kim (Harvard Univ.)
Prof. Kyongchul (KC) Kong (U. of Kansas)
Prof. Youngho Seo (UCSF)
Award winner(s) will be selected by the Award Committee. The winners will be announced early in 2015. The award of $1,500 with a plaque will be presented at the AKPA annual meeting, which will be held in conjunction with an American Physical Society Meeting in the spring. The exact location of the annual meeting and time will be announced later.
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the FOX Sports 1 network will air a segment featuring Fermilab user and LBNF collaborator Chang Kee Jung of Stony Brook University.
The segment will appear on the program "NFL Films Presents" and will focus on the physics of sports, drawing from Jung's course on the subject.
The show begins at 6 p.m. Central time.
AKPA Election Information
Following the Bylaws, the AKPA Election 2014 will elect the 32th president, whose term will start 2017, and the Auditor for the next (31th) administration. The president-elect will also join the 31th AKPA administration (President: Prof. Seung-Hun Lee, Univ. of Virginia) as the vice president as the Bylaws requires. Below is the election schedule, and the details of the candidates will be announced soon by email and on the AKPA website.
◦ November 30, 2014: Due for the announcement of the final list of candidates to the general members.
◦ December 1-15, 2014: Official election/campaign period.
◦ December 15-31, 2014: Voting
◦ January 5, 2015: Announcing the next/vice president and auditor elected.
Committees for Election 2014
Prof. Chueng-Ryong Ji (NC State), Chair
Prof. Seung-Hun Lee (U. Virginia), Chair, 434-924-7959
Prof. Youngho Seo (UCSF) 415-353-9464
Dr. Eun-Suk Seo is on the cover of the Washington Post (attached).
Here is the link to the full article:
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