Graduate students in the Astrophysical Sciences and Technology program presented highlights from their research projects at the annual AST Research Talks Jamboree Friday, October 26th, 2018. This event provides the opportunity for students to practice giving research presentations in an informal and friendly setting, while also providing those new to the program with an overview of what people are working on. Although it has a serious purpose, because it is always held around Halloween, it’s become a tradition to dress creatively.
Photo #21 is a group picture of the presentation prize winners. Left to right: Emily Wilson (pre-PhD qualifier/MS, honorable mention; Meaghann Stoelting (pre-qualifier/MS, best talk); Kevin Cooke (post-PhD qualifier, honorable mention), Yashashree Jadhav (post-PhD qualifier, best talk).
Robert Teese (SoPA) will receive a Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service
Physics majors Devon Christman and Brian Lake lead an RIT Kids on Campus workshop titled Experiments in Science! where students learned the science behind everyday life phenomena through experiments in physics, chemistry, and biology.
Mishkat Bhattacharya Visits Macquarie University
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 —
SoPA faculty member Mishkat Bhattacharya spent August 1-29 as a Visiting Associate Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, collaborating with the quantum optics group of Prof. Jason Twamley. Bhattacharya also gave invited talks at the 2018 Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics summer school (8/30) at the Academia Sinica in Taipei; and at Meiji University, Tokyo (9/9).
Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti presents research on halo stars
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 —
Sukanya Chakrabarti gave an invited talk at the Gemini conference on the discovery of a group of coherently receding variable halo stars.