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Alan Dorsey

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Professor of Physics

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987

BS, Cornell University, 1982

Research Interests:

My research in theoretical physics focuses on the physics of novel phases of matter produced under extreme conditions; quantum fluids and solids, including superconductors, superfluids, and supersolids; dissipative and nonequilibrium quantum systems; and applied mathematical and computational methods. I also have a long-standing interest in STEM education and in broadening access to STEM disciplines. I co-founded the innovative UFTeach program at the University of Florida, designed to inspire and train the next generation of secondary science and math teachers.

Selected Publications:
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Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2014

Fellow, SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, 2011

Secretary-Treasurer, Division of Condensed Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 2006-2011

Fellow, American Physical Society, 2002

Lucent Lecturer, Boulder Summer School for Condensed Matter Physics, 2000

University of Virginia Department of Physics Outstanding Teaching Award, 1996

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1991-1994

IBM Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, 1987-1989


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