Congratulations to Aeshah Muqri (advisor: Jae Yong Suh), who was recognized with an Outstanding Teaching Award, and Meghnath Jaishi (advisor: Ranjit Pati) who was recognized with an Outstanding Scholarship Award.
Students in PH3210 presented posters on their class projects.
Keegan Downham, Sam Groetsch, and Zack Hjorth (above, L to R) presented “The Quantum Eraser and the Brachistochrone Problem.”
Robert Stenger (above) presented “Teaching the NGSS Standard HA-PS4-3 Using Diffraction”
Chris Colby, Matt DeMario, and Jon Berman (above, L to R) presented “Power Modulation of Light through Various Media.”
Ramy El-Ganainy is co-author on a paper, Non-Hermitian photonics based on parity–time symmetry, published 30 Nov 2017 in Nature Photonics (doi:10.1038/s41566-017-0031-1)
Our best wishes go to our office assistant, Sherry Andersen, as she leaves us to pursue new adventures in warmer climates.
Good luck, Sherry!
Dr. Jacek Borysow presented Dr. Carly Robinson with the first Henes Center for Quantum Phenomena Distinguished Alumna Award. Dr. Robinson graduated with a BS in Physics from Michigan Tech in 2007, received her PhD from the University of Colorado, and is currently a Senior Product Strategist/Science Advisor with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Dr. Carly Robinson, a 2007 alumna of the physics department, awarded the 2017 Ian W. Shepherd award jointly to Ben Manning (left) and Kelci Mohrman (right). Congratulations, Kelci and Ben!
At the colloquium, seniors presented their research. From left to right, (standing) Dr. Will Cantrell, Kelci Mohrman, Floyd Johnson, Colin Sheidler, Nick Videtich, David Russell, Michael Foetisch, Dr. Jacek Borysow. (kneeling) Austin Hermann, Parker Schimler, Ben Manning, Dr. Carly Robinson.
Teresa Wilson’s monthly series “This month in Historical Astronomy” is published on aas.org. This month’s topic is “Miss Mitchell’s Comet”. Read the complete article here.
Congratulations to Bishnu Tiwari , Hugo Ayala, and Gaoxue Wang, who received Doctoral Finishing Fellowships for Fall 2016.
Nearly a thousand times thinner than a human hair, nanowires can only be understood with quantum mechanics. Using quantum models, physicists from Michigan Tech have figured out what drives the efficiency of a silicon-germanium (Si-Ge) core-shell nanowire transistor.
The study, published last week in Nano Letters, focuses on the quantum tunneling in a core-shell nanowire structure. Ranjit Pati (Physics) led the work along with his graduate students Kamal Dhungana and Meghnath Jaishi.