May. 9: Thesis Defense, of my M.S. student Selim Romero; "Geant4 study of a gamma ray collimator for proton therapy".
- May. 8: Thesis Defense, of my M.S. student Omar Hernández; "Geant4 study of proton-tissue interactions".
Apr. 16: 30 min. Interview at radio show "Hilo Directo" with Angel Otero, Arturo Del Hierro, and Servando Pineda, Radio Net in Juarez, Mexico, about electoral fraud.
Mar. 22: Inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Former Students of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. See complete information here.
Feb. 2: Article "Optical Properties of Ferroelectric Lanthanum Lithium Niobate", C. Diaz Moreno, Ding, Y., Li, , J. Portelles, J. Heiras, A. Hurtado Macias, A. Syeed, A. Paez, C. Li, Jorge López, Ryan Wicker, J. Ceramics International, 44, 4727-4733, (2018). See article here.
- Jan. 17-20: Visiting Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois to review the Physics Department.
- Jan. 4-5: Commissioning my new AJA Orion 5 Sputtering instrument, with AJA's Mike Sheehan (see picture).
- Dec. 15: My former students were featured in the College of Science Fall 2017 e-Newsletter, Karla Rosita Téllez-Girón Flores in page 4, and Alan Salcedo in page 17.
- Dec. 12: Received the 2017 Best Thesis Research Mentoring Award. at the UTEP College of Science winter Pre-Commencement Ceremony, for work with Karla Rosita Tellez-Giron Flores. See diploma here.
Dec. 4: Interview, in internet radio show "La Vida es una Tómbola" of José Pérez Rucobo in La Nueva Republica Radio, conversing about the Mexican Interior Security Law, Conspiracy theories (water engines, cancer cures, designed obsolescence, etc.). Listen to the 1:00 hour show here.
Nov. 18-25: Visiting Claudio Dorso at the University of Buenos Aires.
Nov. 9-11: Guest Carlos Bertulani, Texas A&M Commerce. See about Carlos's research here. On Nov. 9 Carlos delivered a lecture in my Astronomy class "Nucleosynthesis", and on Nov. 10 he presented the Physics Seminar "Non-extensive statistics solution of the cosmological lithium problem". He was also interviewed by Science Studio.
Sep. 20: Physics Colloquium, "Italian delicacies served up in a neutron star crust", at Notre Dame University. See announcement here, see pictures from Notre Dame University here.
Sep. 12: Interview, in internet radio show "La Vida es una Tómbola" of José Pérez Rucobo in La Nueva Republica Radio, conversing about Mexican politics, DACA, North Korea. Listen to the 1:38 hour show here.
Sep. 6-9: Guest Jason Holmes, Arizona State University. See about Jason's research here. On Sep. 8 Jason gave the Physics Seminar "Next Generation detectors for proton therapy quality assurance".
Aug. 7: Article "XPS Study of the Oxidation State of Uranium Dioxide", J.A. López et al., J. Nuc. Phys., Mat. Sci., Radiation and Applications, Vol-5, 237–242, 2017. See article here.
Aug. 4: Thesis Defense, of my M.S. student Germán Rodríguez; "Using underground radon to detect inactive geological faults".
- Aug. 3: Thesis Defense, of my M.S. student Enrique Ramírez-Homs; "Electron gas and neutron star crusts".
- Aug. 2: Thesis Defense, of my M.S. student Karla Rosita Téllez-Girón Flores; "Neutrino oscillations and the RENO experiment".
- July 26: Thesis Defense, of my M.S. student Nazia Sharmin; "Time degradation of perovskites".
Jul. 25: Article "Electrocatalytic hydrogen gas generation by cobalt molybdenum disulfide sythesized using alkyl-containing thiomolybdate precursors" Y. Wu et al., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 1-8, (2017); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.07.028. See article here.
Jul. 1: Article "Relaxor ferroelectricity, ferromagnetic and optical second harmonic properties in lanthanum lithium niobate (La0.05Li0.85NbO3) nanoparticles", C. Diaz Moreno et al., J. Magnetism and Magnetic Mats., 433, (2017) 262–270. See article here.
June. 5 - Aug. 4: Summer guest Víctor Manuel Lizárraga Rubio, from Universidad de Sinaloa, working on project "Neutron diffusion".
June. 12 - Aug. 18: Summer guests Andrea Valdez-Rivas, from Franklin High School, working on project "XPS study of materials".
June. 5 - Aug. 4: Summer guest Jeremiah Lopez, from UTEP, working on project "XPS study of Maya Blue", see poster here.
May 9: Best MS student and Summa Cum laude, Karla Rosita Téllez-Girón Flores, see pictures here and here.
May 8: Thesis Defense, of my UACJ B.S. student Adrián Gaytán Terrazas; see thesis here, and see picture here.
May 5: Thesis Defense, of my B.S. student Israel Chavarria; see thesis here, and see picture here.
Apr. 28: Profile, for UTEP College of Science e-Newsletter Spring 2017 issue, Pp. 14-15. See profile here.
- Apr. 17: Interview, in internet radio show "La Vida es una Tómbola" of José Pérez Rucobo in La Nueva Republica Radio, conversing about Syria, the 3rd World War, the MOAB, Chemical weapons, etc. Listen to the 1-hour show here.
- Mar. 12-15: Visiting AJA International in Scituate MA for training on my new Orion 5 sputtering system. Yes, I was trapped by the snow blizzard that hit Boston on the 14th, see pictures and training videos here.
- Feb. 14: Interview, in article "#Sinvotonohaydinero" of Antonia Tapia in magazine Reporte Nivel Uno, about how to finance the Mexican political parties.
- Jan 28-31: Attending the April Meeting of the American Physical Society, in Washington, DC as a Member of the Forum on Education.
- Jan 25-27: Attending the Convocation of the American Physical Society, in Washington, DC as Leadership Convocation Participant representing the Texas Section of APS.
- Jan. 20: Talk, at the Seminario de Nanotecnología of the Universidad Tecnológica de Cd. Juárez, See news report here. or its PDF here.
- Dec. 3: Book "Estudios Científicos del Fraude Electoral del 2012" by J. López and Hahnemann Ortiz, published by CreateSpace Publishing, 216 pages, Spanish, ISBN: 978-1503161948 available in print and ebook, to purchase in Amazon click here, and to see the YouTube announcement click here.
Oct. 24: Talk "Estrellas de neutrones" at the 21st Science and technology Week in La Rodadora in Cd. Juárez, Mexico; see announcement here.
- Oct. 20: Article "El proyecto I-STAR", Rev. Orientación Educacional (Chile), V. 28, No. 53, P. 71, 2014; see article here.
Oct. 7-11: Talk at the IV Joint Japan-USA Nuclear Physics Conference in Kona, Hawaii to receive the 2014 Mentoring Award of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society; see pictures here.
Sep. 25: Article "Chayito" with José Luis Esparza. Published by SDP Noticias.
Aug. 15 - 18: Attending conference 4th International workshop on nuclear dynamics in heavy ion reactions in Lanzhou, China.
Aug. 10 - 14: Attending conference CUSTIPEN at the Peking University in Beijing, China. See program and talks here.
July 24 - 25: Attending conference Nuclear Structure 2014 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC Canada,
- July 22: Article "¿Por qué Costa Rica sí y México no?" with Emmanuel Ameth, published by El portal en Red, SDP Noticias and Forbes-Mexico.
July 16: "Neutron-Rich nuclear matter" colloquium talk at Nuclear Theory Group of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Click here to see abstract.
June 11: Elected Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee of the Texas Section of the American Physical Society for o 2014-2017.
June 9 - 12: Attending conference Collective Dynamics in High Energy Collisions at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, CA,
June 2 - Aug. 8: Visiting the Nuclear Theory Group of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, CA, with Enrique Ramirez-Homs.
May 26: Article "El sueño guajiro de la reforma energética en México" with Emmanuel Ameth. Published by Los Angeles Press and Forbes Mexico.
- May 20: Meeting of Fellowship Committee of APS' Forum on Education.
May 9: Completion of Sloan Mastery Series Online Labs, see certificate here.
May 16-17: Dissertation Defense of Maria Isabel López Fierro at UC San Diego, and celebration party in Escondido, CA.
May 12: Dissertation Defense of Olienka de la O Fernandez at UTEP.
- Apr. 29: Meeting of External Advisory Board of the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy of UT Brownsville.
Apr. 17: Colloquium talk and Seminar at Oklahoma State University.
Apr. 2-5: Invited talk at The X International Symposium on Radiation Physics, at the MCTP in Tuxtla Guiterrez, Chiapas, Mexico.
Mar. 6: Hispanic Physicists interview: Jorge Muñoz "Life as a graduate student at Caltech". See the interview here.
Feb. 26: Elected Member-at-Large of the Forum on Education of the American Physical Society.
Feb. 5: Article "Isospin-asymmetric nuclear matter", by J.A. López, E. Ramírez-Homs, R. González and R. Ravelo, Phys. Rev. C 89, 024611 (2014); see preprint here.
- Jan. 24: Article "Simulations of cold matter at subsaturation densities", by P.A. Giménez Molinelli, J.I. Nichols, J.A. López and C.O. Dorso, Nuc. Phys. A, 923, Pp. 31-50, 2014.
- Jan. 23: Article in Colloqui Las calenturientas mentes del calentamiento global (all you ever wanted to know about global warming without even knowing that you wanted to know it.)
- Jan. 15: New project: Hispanic Physicists, the web page of the program "The Hispanic Physics Radio Education Project" profiling outstanding Hispanic researchers, funded by the American Physical Society, designed by Ixtlan Communications and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists.
- Jan. 4-11: Visit to Universidad Católica del Norte in Antofagasta, Chile. See pictures here.