Home >  Academics >  Physics >  Physics & Astronomy News > News Story

Physics students and faculty present at national and international conferences

Release date: January 04, 2007


In Spring 2007 physics students and faculty members will be traveling to national and international conferences to present results of their collaborative research. Physics major Daniel Barker and chemistry major  Michelle Marx will travel to San Rafael, California to present at the 21st  National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Dr. Ali Bakshai will present at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting in San Francisco, California while Dr. Sasha Dukan will present at the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Physics major Daniel Barker, class of 2008, will present a  poster "Diode Laser Systems for Cs and K Laser Cooling and Trapping" that describes his atomic physics research with Dr. Marin Pichler.

Chemistry major  Michelle Marx, class of 2008, will present a poster "Anomalous Reaction of Silicon Oxide and Aluminum via Ball Milling". This work is a result of a collaborative research effort with Dr. Ali Bakhshai who will give a presentation on this subject at the MRS meeting. Dr. Bakhshai's presentation is co-authored by physicists from Towson University as well as from the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry in Yerevan, Armenia

Dr. Sasha Dukan will present "STM Differential Conductance of Disordered LuNi2B2C Superconductor at Low Temperatures and High Magnetic Fields" which is a result of her collaborative summer research with Goucher physics major Joe Porembski, class of 2007, and computer science major Karl Tata, class of 2009.

The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) goal is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors (http://www.ncur.org). Material Research Society and American Physical Society meetings are major annual international conferences in the areas of materials research and condensed matter physics.