UNIST has been named the world’s 176th best university, according to the London-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The university also made a climb of one spot from last year to be ranked 6th nationally.
The 2021 rankings, released on the 2nd of September, is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators, designed to capture the full range of universities actitivies. Those indicators cover teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook.
For the first time since 2018, UNIST has entered the top 200 in the THE World University Rankings, having risen from last year’s ranking in the 201-250 band. The rankings also indicate that UNIST, when measured based on the number of citations a university’s research obtains, has maintained its position as South Korea’s top university and continues to be counted among the top universities in the world.
This year, only seven Korean universities have made the top 200 in the THE World University Rankngs. Heading the list is the Seoul National University at 60 on the list, followed by KAIST at 100, the Sungkyunkwan University at 101, POSTECH at 151, the Korea University at 167, UNIST at 176, and the Yonsei University at 187.
“We will strive to foster future talents and develop cutting-edge science and technology through research and education that will lead the world in scientific and technological innovation,” says President Yong Hoon Lee of UNIST.
For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Oxford has been named the best university in the world. Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) followed. The University of Cambridge, the University of California—Berkeley, Yale University, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago were also made it into the top 10 in the 2021 edition of the THE World University Rankings.
PROBING MULTIPERIOD PLASMA RESPONSE REGIMES USING SINGLE SHOT WAKEFIELD MEASUREMENTS, Proceedings of NAPAC2019, Lansing, Michigan, USA. (Jimin’s Contribution)
Seminar on “Eigenemittance and Beam Matching” (will be kept updated):
“Non-exciting wakefield structured bunches in one-dimensional plasma model” has been published in Resource-Efficient Technologies (Aug., 2020).
Rest in peace, Alvin
Alvin Tollestrup, visionary scientist at our laboratory, died on Feb. 9 at the age of 95. Tollestrup was the recipient of the National Medal of Technology, the Robert R. Wilson Prize of the American Physical Society, and the IEEE Superconductivity Award. He was elected to the National Academy of Science. He is also the namesake of the Tollestrup Award for Postdoctoral Research, which the Universities Research Association has presented annually since 2003.Tollestrup arrived at Fermilab in July 1975 on a sabbatical and joined the Fermilab staff in 1978. He became head of the newly created Collider Detector Facility and later became a founding member of the CDF collaboration, serving as its co-spokesperson from its inception in 1983 until 1992. During the 1990s Tollestrup was also a founding member of the Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider collaboration, later called Muon Accelerator Program. A more detailed remembrance of Tollestrup’s life will be posted in the near future. Interment will be private, and memorial plans are pending.
[About Alvin Tollestrup]
Alvin Tollestrup began his particle physics career as a graduate student in 1946 at Caltech and remained there as a professor and experimental physicist for 25 years. In 1975 he arrived at Fermilab on sabbatical, intending to stay only six months. He began working on superconducting accelerator technology and his short stay became a 30-year career at the Laboratory. During these years Tollestrup played a significant role in the development of the Tevatron as the world’s leading high-energy physics accelerator. His early work at Fermilab led to the trailblazing design, testing and commissioning of 1,000 superconducting magnets into the Energy Doubler/Saver, the first large-scale application of superconductivity. For this achievement he was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1989. As founding co-spokesman of the CDF collaboration, Tollestrup also played a key role in the creation of Fermilab’s colliding beams program searching for and leading to the 1995 discovery of the top quark.
“Experimental study of wakefields driven by a self-modulating proton bunch in plasma” has been published in Physical Review Accelerators and Beams (Aug., 2020).
Evolution of magnetic field in a weakly relativistic counterstreaming inhomogeneous e−/e+ plasmas (LPB)
“Evolution of magnetic field in a weakly relativistic counterstreaming inhomogeneous e−/e+ plasmas” has been published in Laser and Particle Beams (July, 2020).