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Jeopardy! asks question about Chad Orzel’s book

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Faculty, News | Comments Off on Jeopardy! asks question about Chad Orzel’s book

A question on the May 23 episode of Jeopardy! featured the work of Chad Orzel, the R. Gordon Gould Association Professor of Physics. See this video.

Ion-Beam Analysis Group Publishes Paper

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Ion-Beam Analysis Group Publishes Paper

The Ion-Beam Analysis Group recently published a paper, “PIXE Analysis of Synthetic Turf,” in Environment and Ecology Research. The authors are Michael Vineyard, the Frank and Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Physics;
Scott LaBrake, senior lecturer of physics; Sajju Chalise ’19; Morgan Clark ’17; Skye Conlan ’18; and Zachary Porat ’20. See also: ARTICLE_INFO and Download Paper.

Prof. Vineyard Presents at 7th International Symposium on Energy

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Prof. Vineyard Presents at 7th International Symposium on Energy

Prof. Michael Vineyard presented a paper titled “PIXE Analysis of Synthetic Turf” at the 7th International Symposium on Energy in Manchester, England, on Aug. 13-17, 2017. The project was performed in collaboration with Scott LaBrake, Sajju Chalise (’19), Morgan Clark (’17), Skye Conlan (’18), and Zack Porat (’20). The focus of the study is to measure the concentrations of elements heavier than calcium in synthetic turf blade and infill samples to search for the presence of heavy metals and other toxic substances.

Ion Beam Group Publishes Paper

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Ion Beam Group Publishes Paper

The Ion-Beam Analysis Group recently published a paper titled “Undergraduate Research and Training in Ion-Beam Analysis of Environmental Materials” in Physics Procedia. The authors are Michael Vineyard (Frank and Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Physics), Sajju Chalise (’19), Morgan Clark (’17), Scott LaBrake (Senior Lecturer of Physics), Andrew McCalmont (’16), Brendan McGuire (’18), Iseinie Mendez (’17), Heather Watson (Assistant Professor of Physics), and Joshua Yoskowitz (’16). The article can be accessed at:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2017.09.027
Two students traveled with Scott LaBrake (Senior Lecturer of Physics) and Michael Vineyard (Frank and Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Physics) to present posters at the Fall 2017 Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society in Pittsburgh, PA, on October 25-28, 2017. Sajju Chalise (’19) presented a poster titled “Proton Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE) Analysis to Measure Trace Metals in Soil Along the East River in Queens, New York.” Skye Conlan  (’18) presented a poster titled “PIXE Analysis of Artificial Turf.” Zachary Porat (’20) was a coauthor on both posters.

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.
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