Brian Schaefer, a second-year graduate student in the group, and Rekha Schnepf, our summer 2015 REU student, were both awarded NSF graduate fellowships. Congratulations, Brian and Rekha!
We installed a Bluefors dilution refrigerator in the lab today. Many thanks to Antti Juutilainen (Bluefors) and Jason Russell (Physical Sciences Building Facilities Coordinator) for their hard work this week!
Here is the proof:
Time lapse of the installation:
New fridge - new helium hoses to be sleeved. This also doubles as student initiation -- a second welcome to Matt!
Matt Ferguson, a first-year physics graduate student, has joined our group for the Spring semester. Welcome!
Guen in collaboration with the Nowack and Ralph lab created a skit for the Physics holiday party. The song can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZIr5vL9GyQ
Who would have thought that physicists can sing and dance so happily :)
Last weekend, Kevin and Brian traveled to New York City with the Cornell Center for Materials Research Educational Outreach Program. They visited New Visions Charter High School for Humanities to guide high school sophomores and juniors through an experiment teaching the function of enzymes in the human body.
Help keeps on flooding in! Aidan Fashena is an engineering physics sophomore who recently joined our lab. Welcome!
Guenevere Prawiroatmodjo from the University of Copenhagen is visiting our group for the next six months. Welcome Guen!
Jason Duong is a sophomore in electrical engineering who recently joined our lab. Welcome!