Six students were selected to participate in CEU-DNP this October in Pittsburgh and were offered support for lodging for their participation:
- Courtney Nelson (REU Student): Optical Thin Film Thickness Measurement for the Single Atom Microscope
- Daniel Coulter: Design of a Prototype Single Atom Microscope for Nuclear Astrophysics
- Evan Ryan (Honors College Seminar): Characterizing Optical Backgrounds for the Single Atom Microscope
- Andrew Sanchez (REU Student): Machine Vision System for Characterizing the Electric Field for the Ra-225 EDM Experiment
- Steven Fromm (DRS Scholar): Improving the Optical Trapping Efficiency in the Ra-225 Electric Dipole Moment Experiment via Monte Carlo Simulation
- Adam Powers: Increasing The Electric Field For An Improved Search For Time-Reversal Violation Using Radium-225
The Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society sponsors the Conference Experience for Undergraduates. Funding support for this program is provided by DNP-APS, National Science Foundation, and the DOE National Labs.
This program gives undergrads a chance to present their research during a poster session as well as to meet senior colleagues in the field, which is great networking opportunity for graduating seniors. If selected, the program provides support for the students to participate – this year they are offered lodging.
A CEU17 review committee reviewed over 220 applications and had to make challenging decisions on how to best use the finite budget. Support was awarded based on the quality of the research abstract and as well as the student’s person contribution to the research group effort, as judged by 5 CEU review committee members.
Other collaborators and group members will also be presenting talks:
- Natasha Sachdeva – Search for the permanent electric dipole moment of Xe-129
- Matthew Dietrich – The Search for Fundamental Symmetry Violation in Radium Nuclei
- Jaideep Singh – Prospects for Searching for Time-Reversal Violation In Pa-229
See you in Pittsburgh! -JTS