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Prof. Wilkin and Harry Hausner ’16 Publish Astronomy paper

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Prof. Wilkin and Harry Hausner ’16 Publish Astronomy paper

Prof. Wilkin and Harry Hausner ’16 published Exact Analytic Solution for a Ballistic Orbiting Wind in the Astrophysical Journal. The abstract and link to the paper may be found here.

Profs. Hallenbeck & Koopmann Publish Astronomy Paper

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Profs. Hallenbeck & Koopmann Publish Astronomy Paper

Professors Hallenbeck and Koopmann and collaborators published HI in Virgo’s “Red and Dead” Dwarf Ellipticals – A Tidal Tail and Central Star Formation in the Astronomical Journal. The abstract and link to the paper can be found here.

Maddie Miller ’19 Named Brooke Owens Fellow

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in News, Students | Comments Off on Maddie Miller ’19 Named Brooke Owens Fellow

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering major and Astrophysics minor Madeleine Miller ’19, who has won a prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship! Maddie will spend the summer in San Francisco working on satellites with the Planet company.  Read more about Maddie in the Union Chronicle.

Riley Konsella ’17 wins Watson Fellowship

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in News, Students | Comments Off on Riley Konsella ’17 wins Watson Fellowship

Congratulations to Computer Engineering major and Astronomy minor Riley Konsella for winning a Watson Fellowship. Riley will be studying transportation models in Denmark, Norway, Rwanda, Singapore, Vietnam and Brazil. See the Union Chronicle story for more about Riley and the fellowship.

Prof. Amanuel presents at American Physical Society Meeting

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Prof. Amanuel presents at American Physical Society Meeting

Prof. Sam Amanuel presented a paper on critical length that influences the heat of fusion of nano materials at the American Physical Society March meeting in New Orleans. Physics majors Jason Turner ‘18, Alexander Clain ‘15 and Caleb Novins ‘15 co-authored the paper.

Morgan Clark ’17 Wins Award of Excellence at Accelerator Conference

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Morgan Clark ’17 Wins Award of Excellence at Accelerator Conference

Senior Morgan Clark won an award of excellence for her presentation on “Ion-Beam Analysis of Artificial Turf” at the Conference morgan_caari_presentationon Applications of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI 2016). There were 74 student posters at the conference and Morgan was one of five students to win!

Morgan, Scott LaBrake (Senior Lecturer in Physics), and Michael Vineyard (Frank and Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Physics) attended the conference in Fort Worth, TX, on Oct. 30 – Nov. 4 to present recent research in the Union College Ion-Beam Analysis Laboratory. Morgan was awarded a competitive CAARI travel grant to attend the conference. Scott LaBrake organized and chaired the session titled “Educational Experiments and Techniques.”  Michael Vineyard gave an invited talk titled “Undergraduate Research and Training in Ion-Beam Analysis of Environmental Materials.” Sajju Chalise (’19), Morgan Clark, Scott LaBrake, Drew McCalmont (’16), Brendan McGuire (’18), Iseinie Mendez (’17), John Twilley (Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook), Heather Watson (Assistant Professor of Physics), and Josh Yoskowitz (’16) were co-authors on the paper.

Prof. Vineyard Presents at Conference in Spain

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Prof. Vineyard Presents at Conference in Spain

Prof. Michael Vineyard presented a poster titled “Undergraduate Research and Training in Ion-Beam Analysis of Environmental Materials” at the Interfaces Against Pollution conference in Lleida, Spain, on September 4-7, 2016. Physics faculty Scott LaBrake and Heather Watson, and six students (Sajju Chalise ’19, Morgan Clark ’17, Andrew McCalmont ’16, Brendan McGuire ’18, Iseinie Mendez ’17, and Joshua Yoskowitz ’16) were co-authors on the poster.

Prof. Heather Watson Awarded NASA Grant

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Prof. Heather Watson Awarded NASA Grant

Heather Watson, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded a $292,000 grant from NASA for her project entitled,”Diffusion in Iron-Nickel Alloys and Sulfides: Constraints on Segregation and Crystallization of Early Planetary Cores.”

Prof. Watson’s project will contribute to the education and research training of several young and aspiring scientists including at least one promising female high school student and several Union students from the fields of astronomy, geology and physics.

Learn more about Prof. Watson’s research project here:
https://muse.union.edu/grants/diffusion-in-metals-and-sulfides/

Physics & Astronomy students present 2016 Summer Research Posters

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Faculty, News, Research, Students | Comments Off on Physics & Astronomy students present 2016 Summer Research Posters

Eighteen Physics & Astronomy summer research students presented posters about their research to faculty and students. Student research projects were supported by Union College Summer Fellowships, NASA and NSF grants, and donations by Physics & Astronomy alumni.

Prof. Orzel appears on NPR “Here and Now” program

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Faculty, News | Comments Off on Prof. Orzel appears on NPR “Here and Now” program

Chad Orzel, associate professor of physics, appeared on the popular NPR program, “Here and Now,” to talk about Americans’ basic science understanding, and how much it matters.

A live production from NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, “Here and Now” reflects the “fluid world of news as it’s happening, with timely, smart and in-depth news and conversation.”

The interview was part of the program’s weeklong series on the state of science in America.

See this link: https://www.union.edu/news/stories/2016/06/do-americans-know-enough-about-science.php#sthash.1yYiDCSp.dpuf

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