CORRECTION: Weekly Message to the Physics Community, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021


Dear Physics Community,

CORRECTION: the previous version of the Weekly Message congratulated Laura Cui for winning the Goldwater Scholarship.  This was incorrect and my fault – Laure has been nominated by MIT for the Goldwater Scholarship.  I apologize for any embarrassment my mistake caused.

Good luck to everyone for finals week, the last hurdle before a well-earned break.  Somehow, this term seemed more difficult than the last.

Congratulations and thanks to Ed Bertschinger, Michelle Tomasik, Byron Drury, and Christina Andujar and all the mentors in the Mentoring Program for finishing the semester.  Physics provided around 80 mentors to over 300 students in our early subjects.



  • School of Science Quality of Life Awards, deadline Jan. 14 here
  • Alumni Class Funds Call for Proposals, deadline January 28 here
  • Call for nominations for the Springer Thesis Awards here and here
  • APS Advancing Graduate Leadership here


  • Weighing the Milky Way and Andromeda with Artificial Intelligence from Mark Vogelsberger here
  • Pauli Blocking a top 10 Physics World Breakthrough in 2021 from Wolfgang Ketterle here