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.
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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. 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.
Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, Collin Barker ’19, and Joshua Miller ’21 presented results of their research at the 25th International Congress on Glass in Boston, Mass., in June. Veenhuizen presented “Ferroelectric domain engineering of lithium niobate single crystal confined in glass.” Barker and Miller gave a poster presentation on “Laser-induced crystallization and reduction of copper-doped lithium niobosilicate glass.” The International Congress on Glass meets every three years and brings together experts in the field of glass science and technology from around the world. Speakers from five continents presented at this year’s conference.
Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, is the second author on an article published in July 2019 with colleagues from Lehigh University and Corning Incorporated in the journal Crystal Growth and Design. The article, “Challenges of Laser-Induced Single-Crystal Growth in Glass: Incongruent Matrix Composition and Laser Scanning Rate,” focuses on the effect of host glass composition on the laser-induced nucleation and growth of single crystal architectures in LaBGeO5 glass.
Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, gave a talk, “Multi-Parton Correlations in SIDIS, electron-positron, and proton-proton collisions,” at the QCD Evolution 2019 Conference at Argonne National Lab in May. The conference supports and guides the high-energy nuclear physics programs at facilities such as Jefferson Lab, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Lab, Fermi National Accelerator Lab, and Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The workshop is also central to the planning for the next-generation nuclear physics facility in the United States, the Electron Ion Collider.
Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, is the lead author on an article published with colleagues from Lehigh University, Corning Incorporated, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The article, “Ferroelectric domain engineering of lithium niobate single crystal confined in glass,” was published on January 29 in the journal MRS Communications. It also appeared in several on several other sites, including Space Today. The focus of the article was how lithium niobate single crystals, fabricated in glass using a laser, preserve their ferroelectric functionality within the confines of the surrounding glass.
Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, was invited to give a talk at the Workshop on Novel Probes of Nucleon Structure in SIDIS, e+e- and pp (FF2019) at Duke University in March. The workshop will bring together theorists and experimentalists to discuss new results with the goal of improving our understanding of the internal structure and formation of nuclear matter. Dr. Pitonyak’s presentation is “Higher-Twist Fragmentation Functions in Transverse-Spin Observables.”
Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, co-authored an article with colleagues from Penn State, UCLA, New Mexico State, and Los Alamos National Lab that was published Jan. 14 in the Journal of High Energy Physics. The article, “Polarized hyperon production in single-inclusive electron-positron annihilation at next-to-leading order,” focused on their research on how particles called hyperons are formed from the energy released when an electron and positron travel close to the speed of light, collide, and then annihilate each other.
Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, has been invited to attend the 2018 Corning Glass Summit to be held in early June at Corning Incorporated. The Corning Glass Summit is a technical conference that brings together glass researchers from industry and academia to discuss the state of the art in glass science and manufacturing.