AKPA NEWS, NOVEMBER 2003

(Association of Korean Physicists in America)

 

This newsletter contains two important announcements, the OYRA award and AKPA membership dues and contributions, and a summary of the AKPA participation to the UKC-2003 Conference.

 

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

 

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1. Announcement of Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA)

2. AKPA Membership Dues and Contributions

3. Participation to US-Korea Technical Conference 2003

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1. 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, 1999, 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: December 20, 2003 for nomination and December 31, 2003 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 ChicagoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prof. Kyungsik Kang, Brown UniversityThis 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 MontrealQuebecCanada during APS Meeting, March 22-26, 2004.

 

Nominations and supporting documents are to be sent to

Dr. Quiesup Kim

AKPA President

5335 Quail Canyon Road

GlendaleCA 91214-1352

Tel: (818) 957-5329

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

 

 

2. 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.

 

 

3. Participation to US-Korea Technical Conference 2003

 

Many AKPA members were participated to the UKC2003, held at Caltech in PasadenaCA, on August 7-10, 2003. Quite a few members of AKPA presented their papers representing their special research areas in the Session of Physical Sciences Symposium (PSS). All the papers presented were invited to the Conference organized by the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST), and the Korea-U. S. Science Corporation (KUSCO). The summary of the program are as following:

 

2:00 – 6:00pmSaturday, August 9, 2004

Physical Sciences Symposium (PSS) Spalding Lab., 106 Auditorium

Symposium Organizer: Prof. Kyungsik Kang, Brown Univ.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2:00pm

PSS-1 Nano-photonics: Manipulating Photons in the Nano-meter Scale

Yoon-Soo ParkJohns Hopkins University,Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

BaltimoreMD 21218-2686

2:30pm

PSS-2 "GaN-Based Semiconductors? Their Properties and Applications"

Yung Kee Yeo, Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, U.S.A.

3:00pm

PSS-3 "Equivalence of Fermi and Bose gases in two dimensions"

M. Howard Lee, Physics Department, Univ. of GeorgiaAthensGAU.S.A.

3:30pm

PSS-4 "Density Functional Theory for Trapped Gases of Boson Atoms"

Yeong E. Kim and Alexander L. Zubarev, PNMBTG, Dept. of Physics, Purdue

Univ., West LafayetteINU.S.A.

4:00pm

PSS-5 "3-D Reconstruction of Local Radiation and Electromagnetic Field Structure for Laser Produced Plasmas"

Yong W. Kim, Dept. of Physics, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA, U.S.A.

4:30pm

PSS-6 "Relativistic hadron beam cancer treatment"

William T. Chu, Lawrence Berkeley Lab., Univ. of Calif.BerkeleyCAU.S.A.

5:00pm

PSS-7 "Excitation Studies of the Th-229 Isomer at the Thomas Jefferson Lab. - A research proposal to be conducted at the J-Lab Free Electron Laser Facility"

Kinney H. Kim, Physics Dept., North Carolina Central Univ., DurhamNCU.S.A.

5:30pm

PSS-8 "Nano-BioMems Physics in the BioMedical Applications"

Saeyoung Ahn, CTP, SNU and Solco BioMedical lnstituteSeoulKorea

6:00pm

PSS-9 "Physics of Particles and Strings in the Extra Dimensions"

Kyungsik Kang, Physics Department, Brown UniversityProvidenceRI, UAS