Highlights

  • November 14, 2010:
  • Associate Professor Dr. Huong Nguyen gave an Invited Talk in Wannier Mott-Frenkel Hybrid Exciton in Organic- Semiconductor Heterostructures, at Seoul National University Colloquium.
  • October 20, 2010:
  • Associate Professor Dr. Huong Nguyen participated to the 5th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials (NANOSMAT-5) Reims, France and gave a presentation on Electro-Magnetic Effect on Hybrid Exciton in Organic-Semiconductor Quantum Dot Systems.
  • July 7, 2010:
  • Professor Dr. Thomas Wilson participated to the 2nd Int. Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics – LU2010, Bordeaux, France and gave a presentation on Superlattice Ultrasonic Generator.
  • June 26, 2010:
  • Assistant Professor Maria Babiuc-Hamilton participated to the Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios Meeting, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and gave a poster on Gravitational Wave Extraction from a Binary Black Hole using the Cauchy-Characteristic Approach.
  • March 2010:
  • Dr. Thomas Wilson and the Kelvin Water Dropper. The Kelvin water dropper partially converts the gravitational potential energy of falling water drops into electrical potential energy. Using his version of this apparatus, Dr. Thomas Wilson was able to create a bright spark that jumps a 5-mm gap between two small conducting spheres attached to the pails, to ring Franklin Bells, to charge an electroscope, and also to flash a small neon lamp.
  • December 2009:
  • Dr. Thomas Wilson recently demonstrated on YouTube how glass reacts to sound. Its a demonstration he does once a semester.
  • February 2009
  • Senior physics and mathematics major and SPS President, Daniel Velazquez, and Professor Thomas E. Wilson presented a poster entitled "Anisotropic Propagation of Capillary Waves in a Ripple Tank" at the Physics Diversity Summit 2009 (http://www.nsbp.org/conference/) held in Nashville, TN, February 11-14, 2009. Daniel met with 1997 Nobel Prize winner (methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light) William Phillips.
    He had this to say about his experience: " Attending this conference gave me the invaluable opportunity to interact with worldwide renown professionals in fields of physics such as atomic, molecular, optical, cosmology and astrophysics, and my personal favorite, condensed matter physics. For instance, I had the chance to have a discussion about quantum mechanics for over an hour with Nobel Laureate William Phillips. The exchange of ideas with students from some of the best universities such as MIT, Cornell, Columbia, etc., not only gave me the confidence to stand up in front of any audience and show what I know, but also showed me how rich our faculty members are, who have prepared me, are. We may be a small program but we are a good one too and one I am proud to represent."

 
 
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