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William J. Duhe (Physics '13) was invited to present his research on developing cyclic models of the early universe, conducted with Prof. Tirthabir Biswas, at the International Conference of Physics Students 2012 (ICPS) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from August 4th to the 10th.

Climbing Kilimanjaro for the Physics of Tomorrow is a fundraiser organized by a Physics student, Douglas Alexander, and designed to purchase and distribute physics demonstrations to public high schools in the New Orleans area.

Jonathan Lucio(Physics/Pre Engineering 13') spent the past summer working as a intern at a geothermal power plant in Northern California.

Michael Kammer (Phys'12) has received a "Best Presentation" award for his research titled "Study of Macromolecular Complexes" done at the South Bohemia University Institute of Nanotechnology and Structural Biology in the Nove Hrady, Czech Republic.

Armin Kargol, Assoc. Professor in Physics has received an NSF grant for a project titled "Towards wireless nano-electrostimulation of ion channels in mammalian cells". His research will be done in collaboration with Dr. Leszek Malkinski from the Advanced Materials Research Institute at UNO.

Two Physics Professors were honored at the College Honors Convocation on May 11, 2012. Patrick Garrity received the Faculty Excellence award for Teaching and Tirthabir Biswas - the Faculty Excellence Award for Research. Congratulations!

Tirtho Biswas has been working on gravitational theories for the last several years. In a recent issue of "Physical Review Letters", one of the most prestigious journals in Physics, he an his collaborators published a paper on modifying the Einstein's theory of gravity.

Emily Drabek (Physics'09) has conducted research in Astrophysics at the University of Exeter (UK) and the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. Her recent paper has been accepted to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Michael Kammer and David Vumbaco, Physics seniors, have presented their research at the Undergraduate Research and Collaborative Scholarship Symposium on April 12 and at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 13.

Patrick Garrity has been awarded a research grant from the Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE). The grant will fund an experimental investigation focusing on the development of geometrically patterned nanoscale materials to be used in critical flow measurement applications.

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