Julia is the mentoring co-chair of WaMPS where she helps organize mentoring programs for people at various levels from undergrads to graduate students to postdocs. She is a second-year graduate student, and her research is looking at physics beyond the standard model, which done using the ATLAS detector at CERN. Outside of physics, Julia enjoys running, knitting, and travelling.
First year liaison
Roy is the first-year liaison between WaMPS and the current (2020-2021) first-year graduate students in the Physics and Astronomy department at MSU. While not at his desk, he enjoys reading about historical figures (gotta love T.R.) and current scientific developments, exercising, and learning new things to cook. Roy is currently part of the Lifetime group at NSCL where they are interested in spectroscopy of exotic nuclei far from stability.
Hannah is in charge of updating the website and keeping track of the email list for WaMPS. She likes to bike, knit, meet new people and dance when she isn't doing physics. Her research consists of measuring properties of nuclei that can tell us more about how heavy elements are made in the universe.
Rahul Jain Rahul is the mentoring co-chair of WaMPS where I help organize mentoring programs for people at various levels from undergrads to graduate students to postdocs.
He is a third year graduate student in the the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
His research is in the field of Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics where I perform nuclear physics experiments in the laboratory with exotic isotopes to understand the properties of accreting neutron star crusts.
Bryan is an outreach coordinator for WaMPS. He organizes science engagement events, collaborating with community partners in developing public science programming. Bryan is a 2nd-year physics graduate student passionate about public engagement and community building around science. He works in the Physics Education Research Lab, studying informal physics, which means physics learning that does not take place in a classroom setting (ex. demo shows, public talks, open houses, etc.)