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Congratulations to Saul Propp for passing the PhD Qualifying exam

Saul Propp successfully passed the Physics PhD Qualifying exam, which is a multiple-day written exam covering a wide array of problems in advanced physics. All graduate students must pass this exam to continue in the PhD program, and it represents a major hurdle to advance to PhD candidacy – many don’t pass. But by studying for and taking the exam, students synthesize …

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Congratulations to Alice Greenberg for passing the PhD Qualifier exam!

Alice Greenberg successfully passed the Physics PhD Qualifier exam, which is a multiple-day written exam covering a wide array of problems in advanced physics. All graduate students must pass this exam to continue in the PhD program, and it represents a major hurdle to advance to PhD candidacy. By studying for and taking the exam, students synthesize and unify what they …

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Welcome to new REU students!

This summer, the McMorran group welcomes two NSF REU students to the lab, Matthew Bowden and Hannah DeVyldere. Matthew is visiting us from Seattle Pacific University, and will be working with PhD student Jordan Pierce on optimizing the design of diffraction holograms for producing sculpted electron beams. Hannah is visiting us from Linfield College. She first heard about the work in our …

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Congratulations to Tyler Harvey for his student award to attend DAMOP 2016!

Tyler applied for and received a student travel award to present his poster at the 47th Annual DAMOP Meeting on May 23-27, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island. His poster, titled “An orbital angular momentum spectrometer for electrons” discusses a scheme for measuring the distribution of orbital angular momentum components in an electron beam. Great work Tyler!

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Congrats graduates, Alex and Carly!

Congratulations to Alex Schachtner and Carly Wright, who both graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the UO on Monday!

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Welcome to the newest/youngest lab member. Congratulations Jordan and Kat!

Congratulations to Jordan and Kat for the birth of their baby, Everly Mae Chess! She was born at 8:12 am 5/5/15, and is healthy as can be and a happy little baby. Finally, we’ll have somebody in the lab with small enough hands to pick up nanogratings with her fingers!

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Enjoy Chicago, Eryn!

Congratulations to Eryn Cangi, who was accepted to do research at Northwestern University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics with Dr. Daniel Abrams. She will be working on applications of mathematical models of synchronicity to problems in orbital dynamics of exoplanet systems and other astrophysical systems.

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Fellow Fehmi!

Congratulations to Fehmi Yasin, who was awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

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Welcome to Gator Nation, Alex!

Congratulations to Alex Schachtner, who was accepted into the PhD program at University of Florida! He will begin as a Gator graduate student in Fall 2015.

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Congratulations Tyler and Jordan!

Congratulations to Tyler Harvey and Jordan Pierce, who recently advanced to PhD candidacy! For their comprehensive exams, they successfully presented their respective research in our lab to a group of professors.

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