Posts tagged ‘Physics’

Dr. Pitonyak’s Research Published in EIC Yellow Report

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, had his research included in the recently released Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) Yellow Report. The Science Requirements and Detector Concepts for the Electron-Ion Collider: EIC Yellow Report was published by an international community of more than 400 scientists from 151 institutions.  The report details the physics case and detector requirements for the EIC, “a powerful new facility for nuclear physics research that will collide high-energy electron beams with high-energy proton and ion beams, [which] will give scientists access to the dynamic internal structure of protons, neutrons, and nuclei,” according to a Brookhaven National Lab announcement

Sophomore Physics Majors Hagy and Magneson Participate in Regional Conference

Physics majors Lauren Hagy ’23 and Olivia Magneson ’24 participated in the virtual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Jan. 22–24. The event, supported in part by the National Science Foundation, enables women in physics to experience a professional conference, learn about career opportunities in physics, and hear from experts in the field.

Dr. Veenhuizen Co-Authors Article in Crystals

Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, is the third author on an article published with colleagues from Lehigh University in the journal Crystals. The article, Effect of laser beam profile on rotating lattice single crystal growth in Sb2S3 model glass, describes a novel laser heating method which has helped delineate the contributions of temperature gradient and crystal anisotropy in crystal growth and lattice rotation.

Dr. Pitonyak and Students Present at APS Meeting

Dr. Dan Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, attended the virtual APS Division of Nuclear Physics Fall Meeting with three students last week. During the conference hosted by Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Pitonyak gave a talk titled, “First Global Analysis of SSAs in SIDIS, Drell-Yan, e+e Annihilation, and Proton-Proton Collisions.” Michel Malda ’23, physics and analytical finance, gave a talk titled, “Mapping the 3D Structure of Hadrons through Asymmetries in Single-Inclusive Pion Production from Electron-Proton Collisions,” and Ben Gordon ’23, physics, and Adam Rilatt ’24, computer & data science, presented a poster titled, “Extraction of the Boer-Mulders Function from Unpolarized SIDIS Data.”

Dr. Pitonyak Awarded NSF Grant for Student-Faculty Research

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak ’08, assistant professor of physics, received a three-year, $164,862 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund his theoretical nuclear physics research. The grant will support ongoing student-faculty research as his team seeks “to map out a 3-dimensional image of the internal structure of visible matter.” Visit here to learn more

Miller ’21 Presents on Internship Research

Joshua Miller ’21, physics and mathematics, presented “AI for Uncertainty Quantification in QCD Analysis” on July 31. The presentation evolved from his research conducted as part of the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. During his summer 2020 internship, Miller worked with physicists from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va.

Hannah Pell’s ’16 Op-Ed Published on Physics Today

Hannah Pell ’16, physics and music, published an op-ed piece on Three Mile Island on Physics Today this week. Pell, an LVC Fulbright, wrote about “Three Mile Island and lessons in crisis communication.”

Joshua Miller ’21 Selected for Prestigious Internship

Joshua Miller ’21, a physics and math double major, was selected for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program. This highly competitive program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy national labs, enables undergraduates to conduct research with some of the most talented scientists in the world. Miller will work on nuclear physics research this summer at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia.

Dr. Pitonyak and Student-Researcher Present at National Conference

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, and Joshua Miller ’21, physics and mathematics, presented their summer research, funded by an Edward H. and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Grant, at the American Physical Society Division of Nuclear Physics Conference in Virginia Oct. 14. Pitonyak presented “Global Analysis of Quark-Gluon Correlations in Hadrons,” and Miller gave a poster presentation, “3-Dimensional Hadronic Structure from Transverse-Spin Observables in High-Energy Collisions.” Their research is focused on better understanding the structure of the proton and the most fundamental pieces of matter that compose it.

Dr. Pitonyak Presents in Philadelphia

Dr. Dan Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, presented a poster, “What Are We Made Of” at Start Talking Science in Philadelphia Sept. 26. Start Talking Science is a free, public event where STEM researchers present posters detailing their work to a general audience to foster insightful conversations and connections and increase public interest in cutting-edge STEM research. Pitonyak discussed how his research in high-energy nuclear physics can explore the most fundamental pieces of matter.