Physics Students Present at the APS March Meeting

Release date: March 08, 2012

 (photo: www.aps.org)

Physics students Julian Irwin and Tamiro Villazon, both a Goucher Class of 2013, together with Professor of Physics Sasha Dukan, presented their collaborative theoretical physics research at the 2012 March Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) that was held in Boston, Massachusetts from February 27 to March 2nd.  The March Meeting is the largest annual meeting of the physicists in the United States and features contributions from scientists all over the world.

Julian Irwin (pictured above) presented a contributed talk "Thermal properties of Extreme Type-II Superconductors at High Magnetic Fields" while Tamiro Villazon (pictured below) contributed a poster "Specific Heat of Type-II Superconductors in High Magnetic Field and Low Temperatures" . 

Professor Dukan's theoretical and computational physics research group studies microscopic behavior of superconductors and related materials in high magnetic fields and is supported by the National Science Foundation grant No. DMR-0856415.  Extreme type-II superconductors have been identified by the Department of Energy as one of the technologies that offer powerful new opportunities for restoring the reliability, capacity and efficiency of our nation's power grid.

Visit http://www.goucher.edu/x5230.xml to learn more about student/faculty collaborative research in physics and astronomy at Goucher College.