Archives—April 2013



Best Grad Student Talks and Posters 2013

2013 Physics Department Poster SessionThe best graduate student talks and posters 2013 have been found by popular vote. As in previous years we had two clear favorites in each of the two categories. And the winners are:

Best Posters

Renee Batzloff Paleomagnetism of the Baraga-Marquette Dyke Swarms
Li JieImplementation of a Hot-Deformation Process for Making Nd2Fe14B-based Permanent Magnetic Materials

Best Talks

Marwa AbdalamoneamAtomic Moments and Polarizabilities of Ni II
Hugo Albert Ayala SorlaresStudying Galactic Diffuse Gamma-Ray Emission with the HAWC Observatory in Mexico

The Physics Department Poster Session was held on April 18, 2013, in the Fisher Atrium. The physics graduate students were held throughout the latter part of Spring Semester 2013.

Congratulations to the four winners and everyone else on their presentations!

View the 2013 Physics Department Poster Session photo gallery.








Summer Internships in Germany for Jacobson and Adler

Droplet Velocity FieldTwo Physics majors, Darcy Jacobson and Michael Adler, will be accepting summer internships with the German Academic Exchange Service this summer. The program is called RISE, or Research Internships in Science and Engineering. The internship is offered through DAAD, or Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, the German Academic Exchange Service.

Darcy Jacobson will be working at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany. Darcy will be collaborating with PhD student Martin Rohloff on a project entitled “Size Distribution of Rain Droplets,” measuring droplet size distributions and velocity fields for various temperature ramps, compositions and stirring rates. The research group, coordinated by Jürgen Vollmer, is working on a wide range of topics in non-equilibrium statistical physics.

Michael Adler will be collaborating with Konrad Makowka on “Numerical Simulation of Supersonic Combustion including Turbulence Chemistry Interaction with Large Eddy Simulation.” The application is for scramjets, which are hypersonic airbreathing engines that may offer more efficient travel to space than classical rocket engines. This work will take place at the TU München, or Technical University of Munich, preceded by a two week language immersion program in Berlin.

In mid July members of the RISE program will meet in Heidelberg for a conference.