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Donna Strickland A high-intensity laser lecture Posted 11:07 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023 Nobel Prize Winning physicist shares the discovery that paved the way for the highest-powered lasers in the world Read more about A high-intensity laser lecture Arthur B. McDonald, 2015 Nobel Laureate Nobel Laureate Posted 2:01 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 2015 physics award winner to speak at UW-La Crosse Read more about Nobel Laureate Jaden Stanelle, a psychology major and Spanish minor from Fredonia, is a student in the UWL McNair Scholars Program. Federal funds Posted 1:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 $1.5 million grant fuels the McNair Scholars Program Read more about Federal funds UW-La Crosse Professor of Physics Seth King has been named the Carl E. Gulbrandsen Innovator of the Year by WiSys. The award is given to UW System faculty, staff or students who make exemplary contributions as a WiSys innovator. Top innovator Posted 2:16 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 UW-La Crosse professor earns state innovation honor Read more about Top innovator Brian Soller, ’96, was recently named the chief operating officer for Luna Innovations, a fiber optics company based in Roanoke, Virginia. Climbing the ladder Posted 8:18 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 Alum’s first job evolves into fulfilling career Read more about Climbing the ladder Shelly Lesher, chair of UWL’s Physics Department, is replacing Roger Haro as director of UWL's McNair Scholars Program. The program helps students from first-generation and diverse backgrounds prepare for graduate school. McNair program begins new chapter Posted 1:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Lesher succeeds Haro as program’s director Read more about McNair program begins new chapter UW-La Crosse Physics Professor Shelly Lesher’s new podcast series — “My Nuclear Life” — explores the intersection of nuclear science and society through interviews with historians, policy makers and others. Lesher says the podcast is geared toward those in the general public who are interested in history, science or learning something new. Nuclear navigation Posted 5 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 UWL professor begins new podcast to spread knowledge about nuclear science Read more about Nuclear navigation UWL Physics Professor Bob Allen says the upcoming conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn just before Christmas has some calling it “The Christmas Star.” He says all eyes will focus on the astronomical rarity: these two planets will be visibly closer in the sky than they’ve been since medieval times. A Christmas Star? Posted 8:20 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 UWL astronomer says the celestial show will be unusual Read more about A Christmas Star? UWL Physics Professor Shelly Lesher has been named an American Physical Society 2020 Fellow. National colleagues are recognizing her for “advocating on behalf of the essential role of physics in society, and for demonstrating the importance of physics education for all students.” Top physics prof Posted 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 UWL’s Shelly Lesher named American Physical Society Fellow Read more about Top physics prof A series of portraits by UWL art professor Jennifer Williams. Williams and other members of the UWL community found a variety of ways to cope with COVID-19 this summer. Summer success stories Posted 1:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 See how the UWL community spent the summer of COVID-19 Read more about Summer success stories


Shelly Lesher

Shelly Lesher, Physics, served as chair of Workforce and DEI Chapter. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Nuclear Science Advisor Committee submitted their report to the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, culminating a year-long community-wide engagement activity. This Long-Rang Plan gives the agencies a 10-year roadmap of the vision of nuclear science for the future.

Submitted on: Oct. 9

Seth King

Seth King, Physics, organized and chaired the "83rd Physical Electronics Conference" held July 31 - Aug. 3, on the UW-La Crosse campus. This international conference is the premier meeting in the field of surface and interface sciences and includes the prestigious Nottingham Prize for the best presentation of dissertation work. This year's Nottingham winner was Sayantan Mahapatra from the University of Illinois Chicago. This is the second time that Dr. King has organized this conference at UWL with the first meeting held in 2014.

Submitted on: Aug. 21

Shelly Lesher

Shelly Lesher, Physics, presented "Collectivity in Dysprosium" at International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy July 21, in Grenoble, France.

Submitted on: July 24

Theodore Kim and Shelly Lesher

Theodore Kim, Yale University and Shelly Lesher, Physics, co-authored the article "No, AI is most certainly not the new Manhattan Project" in The OpEd Section published on Thursday, July 20, by The San Francisco Chronicle.

Submitted on: July 20

Shelly Lesher

Shelly Lesher, Physics, presented "Communication on Nuclear Topics and Challenges to Public Perception" at Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards Annual Meeting on April 19 in Washington, DC. as the closing Keynote speaker.

Submitted on: April 25