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Last 23 December 2015, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) released its Memorandum Order No. 38 Series of 2015 which lists the Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Developments (CODs) nationwide for the next three years, from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018. The Department of Physics of Ateneo de Manila University was included in the list of COEs together with four other schools: University of San Carlos, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, De La Salle University, University of the Philippines-Diliman. Only one school was designated as Center for Development for Physics: University of Baguio. The Ateneo Physics Department has been a CHED COE for the past 17 years.//

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Last December 14, 2012, Dr. Emmanuel Anglo gave a introductory talk on CALPUFF Dispersion Modelling at the Klima Conference Room for the Brown Bag Lecture Series of Manila Observatory. CALPUFF is an advanced non-steady-state meteorological and air quality modeling system developed by Exponent scientists, which was adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Dr. Anglo taught at the Department of Physics and the Department of Environmental Sciences and served as a dispersion modelling scientist at Manila Observatory from 2002 to 2008. At present, Dr. Anglo is an Senior Associate Scientist for Air Quality at Amec Foster Wheeler. As an Applied meteorologist, his work is currently focused on regulatory dispersion modelling for facilities in the Alberta Oil Sands. Below is an interview with Dr. Emmanuel Anglo by Ateneo Physics News: #environment  

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The Department of Physics of Ateneo de Manila University shall hold its 50th Anniversary on October 10, 2015. The anniversary’s theme is One Big Bang, a reference to the One Big Fight of the Ateneo Cheer and to the Big Bang theory which, according to Fr. Georges Lemaitre in 1927,  describes the creation of the universe from a point of intense density and temperature. An invitation letter has already been sent to the Physics alumni through the Office of University Development and Alumni relations. The letter was dated 1 September 2015 and signed by Dr. James Simpas, Chair of the Department of Physics, and Ms. Johanna Mae Indias, Head of the Organizing Committee for the 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

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After earning his Ph.D. in Physics degree from UP Diliman last May 2015, Dr. Christian Mahinay was appointed as the new Vacuum Coating Laboratory Coordinator of the Department of Physics. Dr. Mahinay’s specialization is plasma physics and he has been with the Department of Physics since June 2014. Below is an interview with Dr. Christian Mahinay by the Ateneo Physics News. #vacuum   #physics   #plasma   #laboratory  

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Dr. Raphael Guerrero, Associate Professor of the Department of Physics, attended the SPIE Optics + Photonics Symposium held in San Diego, California last August 9-14, 2015. Dr Guerrero presented a talk entitled, “Volume holography with Bessel-like reference beams,” with his PhD student, Jonathan Manigo as his co-author. The Optics + Photonics 2015 Symposium was attended by 4,500 scientists, exhibitors from 183 companies and 250 student chapter leaders. The conference was organized by SPIE, an international society for optics and photonics. SPIE is also a founding partner of the United Nations program,  International Year of Light 2015. 
Below is a short discussion on the physics of Volume Holography and Bessel Beams, followed by an interview with Dr. Raphael Guerrero by the Ateneo Physics News. #optics #conference #physics 

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Welcome, Ateneo Physics Freshmen! Please attend the SOSE Camp on Aug 3, 2015. #collegelife   #physics  

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Last 2-6 March 2015, Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr, Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics, attended the United Nations/Japan Worshop on Space Weather in Fukuoka, Japan. This 5-day workshop at Luigans Hotel in Fukuoka is about Science and Data Products from ISWI instruments. ISWI is the International Space Weather Initiative, which was part of the 2010-2012 workplan of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS). ISWI is a collaboration of different instrument arrays for the understanding of the impact of solar activity on Earth. One of these instrument networks is the MAGDAS (Magnetic Data Acquisition System) network, which consists of 72 magnetometers worldwide, with 6 of them in the Philippines (TGG, LGZ, MUT, CEB, CDO, and DAV). In 2012, ISWI led to the creation of ICSWSE (International Center for Space Weather Science and Education) in Kyushu University. The ICSWSE subcenter is at the Ionosphere Research Building of Manila Observatory. As the program head of Manila Observatory’s (UAD) Upper Atmosphere Dynamics program, Dr. Sugon also coordinates the activities of the ICSWSE subcenter and those of the other MAGDAS stations in the Philippines. Below is an interview with Dr. Sugon by Ateneo Physics News: #physics  #spaceweather

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//I would like to call your attention to a curious fact. The first Jesuit Observatory to be founded anywhere in the world was founded in Asia. It was founded in, of all places, Peking, in the seventeenth century, and Father Verbiest, a Belgian Jesuit, was its Director. The formal organization of the Peking Observatory was preceded by the pioneering work of another Jesuit, the Italian Mateo Ricci. You will recall that Father Ricci gained access to China, in spite of the rigorous exclusion laws, and entry into the Forbidden Palace of the Emperor himself, because of his knowledge of mathematics and astronomy. It was really he who began the modern dialogue between China and the West, so stimulating and on the whole so mutually beneficial, by giving the Chinese their first introduction to Western Science and the world its first introduction to the remarkable insights of the Chinese philosophers. Thus, when Father Colina started the Manila Observatory in an abandoned pigeon house in Intramuros one hundred years ago, he was continuing not only a venerable Asian tradition.// 

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Please check the undergraduate thesis proposal defense schedules. The defense starts today.
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