AKPA NEWS, NOVEMBER 2004

(Association of Korean Physicists in America)

 

This newsletter contains three important announcements, AKPA membership dues and contributions, the OYRA award, and an application of the AKPA Participation to the AKPA-KPS 2005 Conference.

 

The current and past AKPA news can be found in the AKPA website: http://www.akpa.org/.

 

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1. AKPA Membership Dues and Contributions

2. Announcement of Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA)

3. Participation to AKPA-KPS Conference 2005

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1. AKPA Membership Dues and Contributions

 

AKPA relies on your membership dues and donations.

The basic membership fee is $25 for regular members and $5 for graduate students. It has been an AKPA tradition that many senior members contributed large donations.

 

Please send your check payable to AKPA (or Association of Korean Physicists in America) to

Dr. Hyun Yim

P. O. Box 5800

Albuquerque, NM 87185

Sandia National Laboratories

Tel: (505) 284-6588

Fax: (505) 844-9781

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2. Announcement of Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA)

 

The purpose of this award is to recognize and promote excellence in research

by outstanding young ethnic Korean physicists in North America who are working

at research-doctorate institutions, and industrial and government laboratories.

 

QUALIFICATION and NOMINATION: Candidates are limited to those who

Received their doctoral degree after January 1, 2000, and are to be nominated by the

Chair or Head of the Department where they are employed or by the candidate's former thesis advisor in a letter detailing the importance and impact of the candidate's work. Supporting documents should include the candidate's curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.

 

DEADLINE: January 20, 2005 for nomination and January 31, 2005 for supporting documents. The awardee will be selected by the Awards Committee consisting of

Dr. M. Howard Lee, U. Georgia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Young Hoon Kim, U. Cincinnati, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Young Kee Kim, UC Berkeley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Woowon Kang, U. of Chicago, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prof. Kyungsik Kang, Brown University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. William T. Chu, Livermore Laboratory, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PRESENTATION: The award in the amount of $1,000 will be presented at the AKPA annual meeting to be held in Los Angeles, California, USA during APS Meeting, March 21-25, 2005.

 

Nominations and supporting documents are to be sent to

Prof. Kyungsik Kang, Chair, OYRA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and a copy to

Dr. Quiesup Kim

AKPA President

5335 Quail Canyon Road

Glendale, CA 91214-1352

Tel: (818) 957-5329

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3. Participation to AKPA-KPS Conference 2005

 

As we have informed you in our email in July, the Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA) and the Korean Physical Society (KPS) will be held on April 21-23, 2005 in Seoul. This meeting will bring together leading Korean physicists in the United States and Korea, and promote closer scientific collaboration between them. Maintaining a technological leading edge will be essential for Korea to survive international competition and grow into an economic power of the 21st century. The AKPA/KPS Joint Symposium will raise awareness of the importance of science and technology among the Korean public and policy makers, and help improve science education and research in Korea.

 

As we have informed you in our email in July, a KPS/AKPA Joint Meeting to celebrate the World Year of Physics will be held next April in Seoul.  The meeting is shaping up as follows.

Time:    April 21-23, 2005
Place:    Ewha University campus, Seoul
Schedule:  
April 21 (Thu): Plenary sessions covering the impact of Einstein's 1905 discoveries.
April 22 (Fri) and 23 (Sat): Parallel sessions in all fields with the theme of Einstein.

AKPA members are invited to participate in all sessions.  

While the sessions are being organized, we are also trying to raise funds to support travel for AKPA members.  At this time, we need to find out how many AKPA members will participate in this historical meeting and their financial needs.  Therefore, could you please fill out the attached questionnaire and send it by December 10 to Professor Ho Jung Paik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ?

With best regards,
Quiesup Kim, President
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Attachment:

Questionnaire for the KPS/AKPA Joint Meeting

 

The Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA) and the Korean Physical Society (KPS) are preparing a joint meeting to celebrate the World Year of Physics as follows:

 

Time:    April 21-23, 2005

Place:    Ewha University campus, Seoul, Korea

Schedule:  April 21 (Thu): Plenary sessions covering the impact of Einstein's 1905 discoveries

April 22 (Fri) and 23 (Sat): Parallel sessions in all fields with the theme of Einstein

 

AKPA members are invited to participate in all sessions.

 

Please indicate whether or not you intend to participate in the meeting and your financial needs. We would appreciate it if you could email the questionnaire back by December 10, 2004 to Professor Ho Jung Paik at the University of Maryland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Name:

Title:

Institution:

Position:

Address:

Phone numbers: (work)

(cell)

Email address:

Intention to participate in the KPS/AKLPA joint meeting

 

I intend to

 

I do not intend to participate in the meeting.

 

I intend to submit an abstract.

Preferred session:

Abstract title (tentative):

Financial needs

 

I can obtain travel funds for this meeting from elsewhere.

 

I need financial assistance to attend this meeting.

Amount required:

Other requests or suggestions: