Subject: Space Allocations in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
From: "Soren P. Sorensen"
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:42:47 -0400
To: Physics Faculty , Physics-staff

To          UT Physics
From      Soren
Subject   Space Allocations in the Department of Physics and Astronomy


This email will detail the new allocations of offices, research space, and in general all space available to the Department of Physics in Nielsen, SERF, and South College. These new space allocations were necessitated by our eviction from Ayres Hall. A subsequent email will discuss some of the details of the actual moving process from Ayres Hall.

In order to optimize the new allocations and to try to make as many people as happy as possible I have used the following general principles:
  1. Do not move anybody unless really needed.
  2. Place people together who might benefit from the proximity of colleagues with similar interests.
  3. Place all people within a given research group (faculty, students, postdocs, etc.) in proximity of each other
  4. Faculty with no office at ORNL will be given priority over faculty with an office at ORNL.
  5. Space allocations are dynamical. We will aim towards as few changes as possible, but over time people might have to be moved despite whatever they have been promised initially in order to adjust to new situations.
As you will see, it has not been possible to fulfill these principles for all faculty and research groups, but at least I think we have achieved a better fit to them than previously, primarily thanks to the new space we have in South College.

The main allocations of faculty are as follows (a detailed list is given at the end of this email):
  1. South College will primarily house our theorists in Atomic, Condensed Matter, and Nuclear Physics (except for Takeshi, who is "grandfathered in").
  2. Astrophysics faculty will still be located at Nielsen 6th floor.
  3. Experimental High Energy Physics faculty will be located at Nielsen 5th floor
  4. Experimental Condensed Matter Physics faculty will still be located at Nielsen 4th floor
  5. Theoretical High Energy Physics will still be located at Nielsen 2nd floor.
  6. Physics Education Faculty will be located at Nielsen 2nd floor and Mezzanine
  7. Experimental Low Energy Nuclear Physics faculty will be located at SERF 6th floor
  8. Emeritus faculty will be located at Nielsen 2nd floor.
In additional I have discussed with all groups the space allocation for their research equipment and their students, postdocs etc. Unfortunately we have not been able to place the students close to the faculty for several groups in Experimental High Energy Physics and Experimental Nuclear Physics.

Many of you have asked what happens when the new JIAM building is finished. The honest answer is that I don't know. Maybe some of the Condensed Matter physicists will move over there or maybe they will all stay on the main campus. For now we will have to assume, that the space allocations given below will be in effect for several years.

Below follows a detailed list specifying the allocation of each room available to our department. If you see any errors or issues, please tell me as soon as possible (or forever hold your peace!).

Building name Room Inventory Area Type Text Allocation




Nielsen 102 Astronomy Outreach Office Paul Lewis
Nielsen 102A Office, program staff Paul Lewis
Nielsen 102B Laboratory, class Paul Lewis
Nielsen 102C Laboratory, class Storage
Nielsen 104 Mechanical Workshop Student Mechanical Workshop
Nielsen 104A Shop service Storage of radioactive material
Nielsen 104C Mechanical Workshop Mechanical Workshop
Nielsen 105 Mechanical Workshop Mechanical Workshop
Nielsen 105A Mechanical Workshop Mechanical Workshop
Nielsen 106 Mechanical Workshop Mechanical Workshop
Nielsen 106A Mechanical Workshop Office Mechanical Workshop
Nielsen 107 Laboratory, class General Purpose
Nielsen 108 Laboratory, class General Purpose
Nielsen 109 Laboratory, class General Purpose
Nielsen M101 Laboratory service, class Astronomy Outreach
Nielsen M102 Office, faculty Storage
Nielsen M103 Office, faculty Jon Levin
Nielsen M104 Office, faculty Bill Blass
Nielsen M105 Office, graduate teaching asst GTA Cubicles
Nielsen M105A Office, graduate teaching asst GTA Cubicles
Nielsen M107 Laboratory, class Astronomy Outreach
Nielsen M108 Shop service Long term storage
Nielsen M108A Shop service Mechanical Workshop
Nielsen M108B Shop service Mechanical Workshop
Nielsen 201 Conference room Physics Tutoring Center
Nielsen 201A Conference room service Kitchen
Nielsen 201A1 Laboratory, faculty Marianne Breinig
Nielsen 202 Office, faculty Marianne Breinig
Nielsen 203 Laboratory, class Computer Facility
Nielsen 204 Workshop Electronic Workshop
Nielsen 204A Workshop Electronic Workshop
Nielsen 204B1 Workshop Electronic Workshop
Nielsen 205 Workshop Electronic Workshop
Nielsen 206 Workshop Electronic Workshop
Nielsen 206B Office, emeritus faculty Georghiou, Shih, Zucker
Nielsen 207 Laboratory, class Studio Physics Classroom
Nielsen 207A Laboratory, class Studio Physics Classroom
Nielsen 207A1 Laboratory, class Studio Physics Classroom
Nielsen 207B Laboratory, class Studio Physics Classroom
Nielsen 208 Laboratory service, class Upper-division Educational  Lab
Nielsen 208A Laboratory service, class Upper-division Educational  Lab
Nielsen 210 Office, faculty George Siopsis
Nielsen 214 Office, faculty Margie Abdelrazek
Nielsen 215 Office, faculty Debra Dandaneau
Nielsen 216 Office, faculty Stu Elston
Nielsen 217A Office, faculty Emeritus faculty (Callcott, Pegg, Burgdorfer, ..)
Nielsen 217B Office, graduate students Exp. NP, Theo. HEP (Sorensen, Read, Greene, Siopsis)
Nielsen 217B1 Office, graduate students Exp. NP, Theo. HEP (Sorensen, Read, Greene, Siopsis)
Nielsen 217B2 Office, faculty Steve Daunt
Nielsen 300 Unit storage Storage
Nielsen 302 Laboratory service, class Storage
Nielsen 302A Laboratory service, class Storage
Nielsen 302C Unit storage Storage
Nielsen 303 Laboratory, class Modern Physics Educational Lab
Nielsen 303A Laboratory service, class Modern Physics Educational Lab
Nielsen 303B Laboratory, class Modern Physics Educational Lab
Nielsen 305 Laboratory service, class Lecture Demonstration Equipment
Nielsen 307 Conference room Conference Room
Nielsen 309 Office, faculty Ken Read
Nielsen 312 Office, faculty Physics Education Research
Nielsen 401 Office, clerical Main Office (Hutchins, Satterfield)
Nielsen 401A Office, clerical Pam Carter
Nielsen 401B Office service Mail room, coying services
Nielsen 402 Office service Entrance and storage
Nielsen 402A Office service Storage
Nielsen 403 Office, Head Soren Sorensen
Nielsen 404 Office service Storage
Nielsen 404A Office, staff Business Office (Roach, Fawyer)
Nielsen 404B Office, other non-exempt Jim Parks
Nielsen 406 Office, graduate students Experimental Condensed Matter
Nielsen 406A Office, faculty Jim Thompson
Nielsen 406B Office, faculty Hanno Weitering
Nielsen 407 Office, graduate teaching asst Experimental Condensed Matter
Nielsen 407A Office, faculty Pengcheng Dai
Nielsen 407B Office, faculty Norman Mannella
Nielsen 409 Office, other non-exempt Catherine Longmire
Nielsen 412 Office service Storage for Office
Nielsen 501 Office, faculty HEP Visitors & Emeritus Faculty (Bugg, Calarco)
Nielsen 502 Office, faculty Stefan Spanier
Nielsen 503 Office, faculty Yuri Efremenko
Nielsen 504 Office, faculty Tom Handler
Nielsen 505 Office, faculty Yuri Kamyshkov
Nielsen 506 Laboratory service, class Astronomy Equipment
Nielsen 507 Laboratory, class Astronomy Educational Laboratory
Nielsen 508 Laboratory, class Physics Educational Laboratory
Nielsen 509 Laboratory service, class Physics Educational Laboratory Storage
Nielsen 510 Laboratory, class Physics Educational Laboratory
Nielsen 510A Laboratory service, class Physics Educational Laboratory
Nielsen 511 Laboratory, class Optics Educational Laboratory
Nielsen 512 Laboratory, class Graduate Program Meeting Room
Nielsen 515 Office, faculty Geoff Greene
Nielsen 601 Office, faculty Astrophysics Post docs
Nielsen 602 Office, faculty Mike Guidry
Nielsen 603 Office service GTA Cubicles
Nielsen 603A Office, graduate teaching asst GTA Cubicles
Nielsen 604 Meeting room Undergraduate Student Lounge
Nielsen 604A Meeting room service Undergraduate Student Lounge
Nielsen 604B Unit storage Undergraduate Student Lounge
Nielsen 605 Laboratory, class Electronics Educational Laboratory
Nielsen 605A Laboratory service, class Electronics Educational Laboratory
Nielsen 606 Laboratory, class Astrophysics Group
Nielsen 607 Laboratory, research/non-class Astrophysics Group
Nielsen 607 Laboratory, research/non-class Astrophysics Group
Nielsen 607A Laboratory, class Astrophysics Group
Nielsen 607A1 Laboratory, research/non-class Astrophysics Group
Nielsen 607A2 Laboratory, research/non-class Astrophysics Group
Nielsen 607A3 Office, faculty Christian Cardall
Nielsen 608A Office service Archival Storage
Nielsen 609 Office service GTA Cubicles
Nielsen 611 Office, faculty Lecturers and Emeritus
Nielsen 616 Office, faculty Lecturers and Emeritus
Nielsen M101 Laboratory service, class Astronomy Outreach
Nielsen M102 Office, faculty Storage
Nielsen M103 Office, faculty Jon Levin
Nielsen M104 Office, faculty Bill Blass
Nielsen M105 Office, graduate teaching asst GTA Cubicles
Nielsen M105A Office, graduate teaching asst GTA Cubicles
Nielsen M107 Laboratory, class Astronomy Outreach
Nielsen M108 Shop service Long term storage
Nielsen M108A Shop service Mechanical Workshop
Nielsen M108B Shop service Mechanical Workshop




SERF 101E Laboratory, research/non-class New Faculty Lab + XPS from room 335
SERF 110 Laboratory, research/non-class High Energy Physics Laboratory
SERF 114 Laboratory, research/non-class High Energy Physics Laboratory
SERF 114A Laboratory, research/non-class High Energy Physics Laboratory
SERF 218 Laboratory, research/non-class Physics Computer Laboratory
SERF 218 Laboratory, research/non-class Physics Computer Laboratory
SERF 224 Laboratory, research/non-class Ferrell Group
SERF 231 Laboratory, research/non-class Ferrell Group
SERF 309 Laboratory, research/non-class Weitering Laboratory and Graduate Students
SERF 310 Laboratory, research/non-class Mannella Laboratory and Graduate Students
SERF 314 Laboratory, research/non-class Dai Laboratory and Graduate Students
SERF 315 Laboratory, research/non-class Dai Laboratory and Graduate Students
SERF 320 Laboratory, research/non-class Dai Laboratory and Graduate Students
SERF 335 Laboratory, research/non-class Physics Common Facilities + New faculty
SERF 335A Laboratory, research/non-class Physics Common Facilities + New faculty
SERF 336 Laboratory, research/non-class Dai Graduate Students
SERF 337 Laboratory, research/non-class Dai Laboratory and Graduate Students
SERF 337A Laboratory, research/non-class Dai Laboratory and Graduate Students
SERF 601 Laboratory, research/non-class Exp. Nuclear Physics Group
SERF 602 Laboratory, research/non-class Compton Group
SERF 603 Laboratory svc,research/noncls Exp. High Energy Physics Group (Kamyshkov et al.)
SERF 606 Laboratory svc,research/noncls Compton Group
SERF 607 Office, faculty Carrol Bingham
SERF 608 Laboratory svc,research/noncls Exp. High Energy Physics Group (Spanier et al.)
SERF 609 Office, faculty Lee Riedinger
SERF 610 Laboratory svc,research/noncls Datskos Group
SERF 611 Office, faculty Kate Jones
SERF 612 Laboratory, research/non-class Compton Group + Nuclear Physics Overflow
SERF 613 Office, faculty Robert Grzywacz
SERF 614 Office, other non-exempt Exp. Nuclear Physics Group




South College 101 Office, faculty Egami group & Theoretical Nuclear Physics
South College 101A Office, faculty Egami group
South College 102 Office, faculty Theoretical Nuclear Physics & JINS
South College 103 Office, faculty Theoretical Nuclear Physics Group
South College 104 Office, faculty Witek Nazarewicz
South College 106 Office, faculty Thomas Papenbrock and Ted Barnes
South College 107 Conference room Physics Conference Room
South College 201 Office, faculty Eguiluz and Zhang groups
South College 202 Office, faculty Adolfo Eguiluz
South College 203 Office, faculty Zhenyu Zhang
South College 206 Office, faculty Egami Conference Room (also general purpose)
South College 208 Office, faculty Takeshi Egami
South College 209 Office, post-doctoral Quinn and CMP Groups
South College 210 Office, faculty John Quinn
South College 301 Office, program staff Dagotto and Moreo groups
South College 302 Office, faculty Elbio Dagotto
South College 303 Office, faculty Adriana Moreo
South College 306 Office, graduate research asst Visitor and Research Faculty
South College 308 Office, faculty Joe Macek
South College 310 Office, post-doctoral Macek Group
South College 310A Conference room Macek Group (also general purpose)



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Soren P. Sorensen   Department of Physics
Professor and Head  University of Tennessee
(865) 974-7805      Knoxville, TN 37996-1200
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