Astronomy Faculty Fall 2014 Updates
Melanie Lott, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Jenna Monroy, Assistant Professor of Biology, co-presented a talk titled “Understanding the Control of Movement from Frogs to Feet” at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Physiological Society at Miami University in October 2014. Lott's research students Annie Oyler (’15) and Gemma Aldana (’17) and Monroy's research student Liz Bailey (’15) presented summer research posters at the meeting. Oyler, Aldana, and Bailey were among six students (both graduate and undergraduate) who won awards for best student research presentations at the meeting. In addition, Lott presented a poster titled “Balance during Rotations in Dance” at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston in July 2014.
Steven Olmschenk, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, presented “Towards Laser Cooling Ions with Telecom Light” at the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP) conference in Madison, WI, in June 2014, and at the Quantum Science Gordon Research Conference in Easton, MA., in August 2014. Olmschenk also gave a colloquium at Kenyon College titled “Quantum Information with Atoms and Light” in September 2014.
N. Daniel Gibson, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and C. Wesley Walter, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, have been awarded a research grant of $308,862 from the National Science Foundation for support of the project titled “RUI: Negative Ion Photodetachment Spectroscopy.”