Physics

Awards/Honors || Fellowships || Research Grants || Internships || Conference Presentations || Publications || Community Service/Outreach || Recent alumni employment/positions

 

Awards/Honors

American Association of Physics Teachers, Outstanding teaching assistant award at William and Mary, Spring 2012, Charles T. Fancher, PhD, Physics.

Northrop Grumman Corporation Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Natural and Computational Sciences, March 2012, Matt Simons, PhD, Physics

Excellence in the Natural & Computational Sciences honorable mention. Graduate Research Symposium, College of William and Mary, 2011. Travis Horrom, PhD, Physics.  

Fellowships

Fermilab Fellowships in Theoretical Physics, 2011-2012, Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics

SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics, 2011, Matt Simons, PhD, Physics

NASA Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship, Spring 2011, Gardner Marshall, PhD, Physics

VSGC Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010-2011, Jonthan Skuza, PhD, Physics

VSGC Graduate Research Fellowship, 2009-2011, Mathew Simons, PhD, Physics

JSA SURA Graduate Research Fellowship, 2009-2011, John P. Leckey, PhD, Physics

VSGC Graduate Research Fellowship, 2008-2011, John P. Leckey, PhD, Physics

VSGC Graduate Research Fellowship, 2009-2010, Crystal Bertoncini, PhD, Physics

VSGC Graduate Research Fellowship, 2009-2010, Cara Campbell, PhD, Physics

 Research Grants

 

Internships

 

Conference Presentations

Building The Nonperturbative Gauge Invariant QED Three Point Function, March 21, 2014, Shaoyang Jia, PhD, Physics and M. R. Pennington

"Ground state of double layer graphene heterostructures in the presence of charged impurities" presented at the APS March Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, March 18-22, 2014, Martin Rodriguez-Vega, PhD, Physics.

"Optical anisotropy in the metal-to-insulator transition in VO2 thin films" presented at APS March Meeting, Denver, CO. March 3-7, 2014, Matt T. Simons, PhD, Physics with E. Radue, L. Wang, S. Kittiwatanakul, J. Lu, S.A. Wolf.

"Quark distributions and matrix elements" presented at Hadron Spectrum Collaboration Meeting, Newport News, VA, April 2013, Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics and D. Richards.

"Lattice study of quark distribution amplitudes in the pion and its excitations" presented at 31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Mainz, Germany, August 2013, Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics and D. Richards.

"Lattice study of quark distribution amplitudes in the pion and its excitations" presented at APS April Meeting, Denver, CO, April 2013, Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics and D. Richards.

M. K. Ivory, A. R. Ziltz, A. J. Pyle, and S. Aubin, “Development of a Dual Quantum Gas Apparatus,” Poster. Graduate Research Symposium, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA, March 2013, Charles T. Fancher, PhD, Physics.

"Renormalization of operators for excited-state hadrons in lattice QCD" presented at 6th International Conference on Quarks and Nuclear Physics, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, April 2012, Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics and D. Richards

M.A. Mohr, E. Hoggan, H. Lee, D. Lake, B. Vergales, R. Sinkin, A.O. Paget-Brown, M.T. Clark, K. Fairchild, J. Kattwinkel, J.R. Moorman, and J.B. Delos, “Extremely Long Apneas in Neonates” presented at 11th International Conference on Complexity in Acute Illness, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada September 6-9, 2012, Mary Mohr, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, C. Clavero, K. Yang, E. Radue,M. T. Simons, I. Novikova, and R. A. Lukaszew,"Bulk and surface plasmon polariton excitation in RuO2 for low-loss plasmonic applications in NIR" presented at 2012 APS March meeting, Boston, MA, USA, Lei Wang, PhD, Physics 

"Perturbative lattice QCD with anisotropic clover action" presented at 11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, March 2012, Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics and D. Richards

"Perturbative renormalization of quark bilinear operators on the lattice" presented at 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, March 2011, Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics and D. Richards

J. Devan, "Inclusive Measurements with MINERvA" presented at NUFACT 11, XIIIth International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Super beams and Beta beams, CERN and University of Geneva, January 2011, Joshua Devan, Physics, PhD

G. Marshall, M. Sher, "The Supersymmetric Leptophilic Higgs Model" presented at Supersymmetry 2011, Fermilab, Gardner Marshall, PhD, Physics.

A. Gavrilenko, "NOvA" presented at the American Physical Society's April Meeting, Anaheim, California, April 2011, Alena Gavrilenko, PhD, Physics.

T. Horrom. "All atomics generation and manipulation of squeezed vacuum in atomic Rb vapor." Frontiers in Optics 2011, San Jose, CA. October 16-20, 2011. Travis Horrom, PhD, Physics.

E.R. Tracy, A. N. Kaufman, A. J. Brizard, N. Zobin, A. S. Richardson. "Iterated conversion in a tokamak cavity Part II: evolution of action densities crossing the conversion surface". 2010 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, Seattle, Washington. April 19-21, 2010. David Johnston, PhD, Physics.  

M. Simons, D.J. Gribbin, E.E. Mikhailov, and I. Novikova. "Developing whispering gallery mode resonators for quantum optics applications." Frontiers in Optics 2010, Rochester, NY. October 24-28. Matt T. Simons, PhD, Physics.

Nathaniel B. Phillips and Irina Novikova. "Optimal Quantum Memory with Hot Rb Atoms." Presented at the 2010 Frontiers in Optics meeting, held in Rochester, NY. October 24-28 2010. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

Lei Wang, J. R. Skuza, T. Mewes, C. Clavero and R. A. Lukaszew. “Correlated Structural and Magnetic Studies of Capping and Seed Layer Dependent Epitaxial FePd Thin Films.” Presented at AVS 57th International Symposium & Exhibition, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct 17-22, 2010. Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

J. Leckey, “Qweak - a Search for New Physics”, Frontiers in NuclearStructure, Astrophysics, and Reactions (FINUSTAR 3) Conference, Rhodos, Greece 23-27 August 2010, John P. Leckey, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, J. R. Skuza, T. Mewes, C. Clavero and R. A. Lukaszew, “Correlated Structural and Magnetic Studies of Capping and Seed Layer Dependent Epitaxial FePd Thin Films.” Presented at AVS 57th International Symposium & Exhibition, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct 17-22, 2010. Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

American Physical Society March Meeting, Oral Presentation, March 20, 2009, Erik J. Spahr, PhD, Physics.

Nathaniel B. Phillips, Alexey V. Gorshkov, and Irina Novikova. "Experimental study of memory decay in an optically dense EIT medium." Presented at the 2009 meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP), held at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA. May 19-23 2009. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

Nathaniel B. Phillips, Alexey V. Gorshkov, and Irina Novikova. "Four-wave mixing is a stored light regime." Presented at the 2009 Frontiers in Optics meeting, held in San Jose, CA. October 12-15 2009. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

Nathaniel B. Phillips, Alexey V. Gorshkov, and Irina Novikova. "Stored Light under conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing in an optically dense atomic gas." Presented at the 2009 meeting of the Southeastern Section of APS, held in Atlanta, GA. November 11-15, 2009. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

Conference Poster Presentation, Gordon Research Conference on Magnetic Resonance, June 13-19, 2009, Christopher Maher, PhD, Physics.

J. Leckey, "Systematic Studies with the Qweak Tracking System", APS Division of Nuclear Physics Conference, Waikoloa Village Waikoloa, HI, October 13-17 2009, John P. Leckey, PhD, Physics.

 

Publications

"Lattice study of quark distribution amplitudes in the pion and its excitations", August 2013, Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics with D. Richards.

"Decay constants of the pion and its excitations on the lattice." March 2013, Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics with D. Richards.

"Renormalization of operators for excited-state hadrons in lattice QCD". PoS (QNP2012) 103. April 2012, Ekaterina Mastropas, PhD, Physics with D. Richards.

C. Carone, A. Cukierman, R. Primulando, "On the Cosmic-Ray Spectra of Three-Body Lepton-Flavor-Violating Dark Matter Decays.", 2012,  Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics

C. Carone, R. Primulando"A Froggatt-Nielsen Model for Leptophilic Scalar Dark Matter Decay." Phys.Rev. D84 (2011) 035002.Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics

 T. Horrom, A. Lezama, S. Balik, M. Havey, E. Mikhailov, "Quadrature noise in light propagating through a cold 87Rb atomic gas," arXiv:1103.1546, accepted to Journal of Modern Optics (2011). Travis Horrom, PhD, Physics

T. Horrom, S. Balik, A. Lezama, M. Havey, E. Mikhailov, "Polarization Self-rotation in Ultracold Atomic Rb," Phys. Rev. A 83, 053850 (2011). Travis Horrom, PhD, Physics

G. Marshall, R. Primulando, "The Galactic Center Region Gamma Ray Excess from A Supersymmetric Leptophilic Higgs Model,'' JHEP 1105, 026 (2011), Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics and Gardner Marshall, PhD, Physics.

G. Marshall, M. Sher,"The Supersymmetric Leptophilic Higgs Model" Published in Phys. Rev. D 83, 015005 (2011), Gardner Marshall, PhD, Physics.

N. Phillips, A. Gorshkov, and I. Novikova.  "Light storage in an optically thick atomic ensemble under conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing."  Phys. Rev. A. 1103.2131 (2011).  Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.

M. Simons and I. Novikova, "Observation of second-order hyper-Raman generation in LiNbO3 whispering-gallery mode disk resonators," Opt. Lett. 36, 3027-3029 (2011). Matt Simons, PhD, Physics

L. Wang, C.Clavero, Z. Huba, K. Carroll, E. Carpenter, D. Gu and R. Lukaszew, “Plasmonics and Enhanced Magneto-Optics in Core-Shell Co-Ag Nanoparticles.” Nano Lett. 11.3 (February 2011): 1237–1240, Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, C. Clavero, Z. Huba, K. Carroll, E. Carpenter, D. Gu and R. Lukaszew, Nano Lett. 11.3 (February 2011): 1237–1240. "Plasmonics and Enhanced Magneto-Optics in Core-Shell Co-Ag Nanoparticles." Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

J. Leckey, “Qweak - a Search for New Physics”, Frontiers in Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics, and Reactions (FINUSTAR 3) Proceedings, forthcoming 2011, John P. Leckey, PhD, Physics.

C. Clavero, K. Yang, J.R. Skuza, and R.A. Lukaszew, Optics Express 18, 7743 (2010). "Magnetic field modulation of intense surface plasmon polaritons."

G. Marshall, M. McCaskey, M. Sher, "A Supersymmetric Model with Dirac Neutrino Masses" Published in Phys. Rev. D 81, 053006 (2010), Gardner Marshall, PhD, Physics.

E.E. Mikhailov, T. Horrom, N. Belcher, I. Novikova. “Performance of a prototype atomic clock based on lin||lin coherent population trapping resonances in Rb atomic vapor.” JOSA B, Issue 3, 27, 417-422. (2010). Travis  Horrom, PhD, Physics.

J.R. Skuza, C. Clavero, K. Yang, B. Wincheski, and R.A. Lukaszew, IEEE Trans. Magn. 46, 1886 (2010). "Microstructural, magnetic anisotropy, and magnetic domain structure correlations in epitaxial FePd thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy." Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

Lei Wang, Kaida Yang, Cesar Clavero, Andrew. J. Nelson, Kyler J. Carroll, Everett E. Carpenter, and Rosa. A. Lukaszew, Journal of Applied Physics, 107, 09B303 (2010). “Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced magneto-optical activity in core-shell Fe–Ag nanoparticles.” Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

K. Yang, C. Clavero, J.R. Skuza, M. Varela, and R.A. Lukaszew, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 103924 (2010). "Surface plasmon resonance and magneto-optical enhancement on Au-Co nanocomposite thin films." Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

C. Clavero, K. Yang, J.R. Skuza, and R.A. Lukaszew, Optics Letters 35, 1557 (2010). "Magnetic-field modulation of surface plasmon polaritons on gratings." Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, K. Yang, C. Clavero, A.J. Nelson, K.J. Carroll, E.E. Carpenter, and R.A. Lukaszew, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 09B303 (2010). "Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced magneto-optical activity in core-shell Fe-Ag nanoparticles." Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

C. D. Carone, R. Primulando, “Combined Constraints on Holographic Bosonic Technicolor,” Phys. Rev. D82, 015003 (2010). Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics.

C. D. Carone, J. Erlich, R. Primulando, “Decaying Dark Matter from Dark Instantons,” Phys. Rev. D82, 055028 (2010). Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics.

J.R. Skuza, C. Clavero, K. Yang, B. Wincheski, and R.A. Lukaszew, IEEE Trans. Magn. 46, 1886 (2010). "Microstructural, magnetic anisotropy, and magnetic domain structure correlations in epitaxial FePd thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy." Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

K. Yang, C. Clavero, J.R. Skuza, M. Varela, and R.A. Lukaszew, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 103924 (2010). "Surface plasmon resonance and magneto-optical enhancement on Au-Co nanocomposite thin films." Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

C. Clavero, K. Yang, J.R. Skuza, and R.A. Lukaszew, Optics Letters 35, 1557 (2010). "Magnetic-field modulation of surface plasmon polaritons on gratings." Jonathan Skuza, PhD, Physics.

L. Wang, K. Yang, C. Clavero, A.J. Nelson, K.J. Carroll, E.E. Carpenter, and R.A. Lukaszew, J. Appl. Phys. 107, 09B303 (2010). "Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced magneto-optical activity in core-shell Fe-Ag nanoparticles." Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

Lei Wang, Kaida Yang, Cesar Clavero, Andrew. J. Nelson, Kyler J. Carroll, Everett E. Carpenter, and Rosa. A. Lukaszew, “Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced magneto-optical activity in core-shell Fe–Ag nanoparticles.” Journal of Applied Physics, 107, (April 2010) 09B303, Lei Wang, PhD, Physics.

C. D. Carone, R. Primulando, “Constraints on the Lee-Wick Higgs Sector,” Phys. Rev. D80, 055020 (2009). Reinard Primulando, PhD, Physics.

Erik J. Spahr, Lanlin Wen, Michael Stavola, Lynn A. Boatner, Lenoard C. Feldman, Norman H. Tolk, and Gunter Luepke. "Proton Tunneling: A Decay Channel of the O-H Stretch Mode in KTaO3." Physical Review Letters 102, 075506 (20 February 2009), Erik J. Spahr, PhD, Physics.

S. Osprey, et al. "Sudden stratospheric warmings seen in MINOS deep underground muon data."
Geophysical Review Letters 36:L05809 (Jan. 2009). Stephen Coleman, PhD, Physics.

P. Adamson, et al. "Observation of muon intensity variations by season with the MINOS far detector." Submitted to Physical Review D (preprint arXiv:0909.4012 [hep-ex], Sept. 2009). Stephen Coleman, PhD, Physics.

P. Adamson, et al. "Neutrino and Antineutrino Inclusive Charged-current Cross Section Measurements with the MINOS Near Detector." Submitted to Physical Review D (preprint arXiv:0910.2201 [hep-ex] Oct. 2009). Stephen Coleman, PhD, Physics.

C. Clavero, J.R. Skuza, Y. Choi, D. Haskel, C. Sanchez-Hanke, R. Lolee, M. Zhernenkov, M.R. Fitzsimmons, and R.A. Lukaszew, Phys. Rev. B 80, 024418 (2009). "Enhancement of induced V polarization due to rough interfaces in polycrystalline V/Fe/V trilayers."

C. Clavero, J.R. Skuza, J.M. Garcia-Martin, A. Cebollada, D.A. Walko, and R.A. Lukaszew, Phys. Rev. B 79, 104436 (2009). "Order and phase nuleation in nonequilibrium nanocomposite Fe-Pt thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy."

Nathaniel B. Phillips, Alexey V. Gorshkov, and Irina Novikova. "Slow light propagation and amplification via electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing in an optically dense atomic vapor." Journal of Modern Optics, 56, 18 (1916) 2009. Nathaniel B. Phillips, PhD, Physics.


 
Community Service/Outreach

 

Recent alumni employment/positions

Stephen Coleman, 2011 PhD, Research Associate, University of Colorado- Boulder.

Sarah Tedder, 2010 PhD, Physist, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland Ohio.

Jaison A. Novick, 2009 PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory.

Jay P. Paquette, 2009 PhD, Sr. Systems Engineer, Raytheon, Woburn, MA.

Peter R. Harris, 2009 PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Robert G. Fersch, 2009 PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Physics, University of Kentucky.

Sarah Phillips, 2009 PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of New Hampshire.