Loyola Physics senior Sandrine Ferrans was accepted into the highly selective LIGO Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program to pursue research at Caltech over the summer 2018. LIGO stands for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory, and Sandrine worked on a project called In-Situ Laser Mode Spectroscopy for Mirror Phase Mapping.
Dr. Armin Kargol, Professor of Physics and the Chair of the Physics Department, has received the 2018 University Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was also recognized for his teaching in 2015 when he received the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Excellence in Teaching award.
Dr. Martin McHugh was interviewed on WDSU TV Morning News about the "blue moon" phenomenon occurring on Wednesday, January 31 in the morning hours.
Loyola Physics students Anna Smith, Kennedi Turner, Ariel Hall, and Sandrine Ferrans attended the annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, CUWiP, held in Jacksonville, Fl, in January 2018.
Dr. Arnaldo Vargas gave invited talks in the meeting “Antiproton physics in the ELENA Era” organized by the Royal Society of London in Sept. 2017. He was also given the honor of being the first speaker at the “International Conference on Exotic Atoms and Related Topics” held by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Sept. 2017.
Loyola Physics students Cody Smith, Andrew Eddins and Kyra Woods have been working with Dr. Martin McHugh in his quantum optics lab in Monroe Hall over the last few semesters. This past April they were able to complete an experiment demonstrating one of the strangest properties of quantum physics – entanglement.
Anne-Marie Murat, a research assistant in Dr. Kargol’s Electrophysiology Lab, has been accepted to the LSU Shreveport Medical School. Anne-Marie is a 2016 graduate in Biological Sciences from St. Louis University, Loyola’s sister Jesuit school. A native of New Orleans, Anne-Marie, has worked during 2016-17 academic year as a research assistant in electrophysiology lab in the Physics Department at Loyola.
Dr. Kargol's innovative use of Port-a-Patch technology for teaching undergraduate students ion channel electrophysiology was recently featured in the Nanion newsletter.
Students of the Loyola University Physics Department recently completed the build of a 16-band audio spectrum analyzer.The goal of project was to build an electronic device that is capable of filtering the frequencies of an audio signal from 20Hz to 20 kHz across 16 channels while displaying the level of each channel on a corresponding 10-segment bar graph. With the assistance of Dr. Rousseau, the students involved in the project were Cody Smith, Andrew Eddins, Coleman Green, Jake Rubin, and William Bagget.
The Loyola chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma inducted three new members into the honors society on Tuesday, April 25th. The inductees include Cody Smith, Spencer Rosenbohm, David Olivier (not pictured) and physics professor, Tirthabir Biswas.
The SPS honors society is very active within the Loyola physics department and puts on seminars throughout the year with speakers from a wide range of backgrounds and professions who discuss current topics related to physics and other sciences.