Stars - SPS Awards and Accolades
Recipients of the 2013 SPS Outstanding Student Awards for Undergraduate Research
Congratulations to this year's recipients, who will represent the United States and SPS and present their research at the 2013 International Conference for Physics Students, August 15-21, 2013, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Expenses will be paid by SPS and its parent organization, the American Institute of Physics. In addition, this year's two recipients each receive a $500 honorarium and $500 for their chapters and will be invited to present at an SPS Research Session during a scientific meeting in 2013-2014.
John Lurie of Georgia State University
in Atlanta studies solar systems around nearby red dwarf stars. He will present results from 14 years of astrometric observations by the Research Consortium on Nearby Stars (RECONS, recons.org) from a mountaintop observatory in the Chilean Andes.
Patrick Donnan of Auburn University
in Alabama works on a scheme for laser cooling applicable to an extremely dilute sample of magnetically trapped antihydrogen atoms (Hbar). Donnan finds that it should be possible to cool the Hbar’s to ~20 mK. //
To learn more about the Outstanding Student Awards for Undergraduate Research and the application process, visit: www.spsnational.org/programs/awards/student.htm
To learn more about the 2013 International Conference for Physics Students (anyone is welcome to attend), visit: http://icps2013.hw.ac.uk