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     When I was applying to graduate school I knew that I wanted to study renewable and sustainable energy. I decide to look at universities outside the United Sates because I found that universities here do not offer programs in renewable energy.  After a lot of research and many applications later, I was accepted to schools in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. I chose the University of Oldenburg because it is exactly the kind of program I was looking for.


Dr. Schaefer from the department of physics published a single author article in Computer Physics Communications. The article proposes how an iterative aggregation and disaggregation method in combination with a Markov state mapping procedure can be used to obtain high resolution steady state distributions for large scale continuous systems. The article can be found via Dr.

For the past year Holly has been employed as a research engineer at Digital Reasoning ( ), a software company that focuses on large scale unstructured text analytics. Digital Reasoning’s machine learning platform, Synthesys, identifies threats, risks and opportunities by transforming information into a private Knowledge Graph that enables automated understanding of human communication.

Physics Faculty, led by Prof. Armin Kargol, received a $30,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund. The grant will fund new computers, data acquisition systems, and equipment for introductory physics courses and laboratories.

Louis Barbier '79 is currently serving as Associate Chief Scientist, NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC).

The Science show for the students at the Samuel J. Green charter school was an excellent experience for both the volunteering Loyola students as well as the school kids. Douglas, Cameron, Riley, Jessie, and Ilyes, all physics students helped with the event.

Someday soon, smart phones could be charged in a pocket using only body heat to power up the devices. Even sooner, rocket sensors needed to monitor an engine’s health while launching it into space could feature sensors powered solely by the heat generated from the rocket.

Stella von Meer has been accepted to a PhD program in Dynamical Neuroscience at UC Santa Barbara. Stella graduated from Loyola with a major in Physics in 2007 and in 2010 she earned a M.Sc. degree in Medical Neuroscience from Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany.

Prof. Armin Kargol collaborates on research problems in computational biophysics with members of the Quantum Biology group at the Catholic University of Brescia, Italy. Recently, a new scientific paper, co-authored also by scientists from Sisse, Trieste, and from Tulane, appeared in Phys. Rev. E.

Dr. Katja Schaefer from the department of physics publishes a single author article in Journal of Physics A.


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