In recognition for his excellent work on our strontium project, Merrick Ho won the Lijen medal for the best undergraduate research project in physics. This award is given to one NUS physics undergraduate each year. Merrick was involved in an impressive variety of experimental efforts, and it’s great to see his hard work recognized in this way. Congrats, Merrick!
Ravin, Neville, and Merrick will be leaving our team. Ravin will be starting graduate school at Princeton in the group of Waseem Bakr, and Neville will also start a PhD programme with Jacob Covey at UIUC. Meanwhile Merrick will take a job with Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency.
To thank them for their important contributions to the strontium experiment, we took them out bowling and then ate dinner at the Jolly Rodger Pub. Best of luck Ravin, Neville, and Merrick!
Lu Tiangao is now a PhD student on our indium project. Welcome, Tiangao!
Nakarin Jayjong has joined the strontium experiment as a PhD student. Welcome, Nakarin!
Ting You is leaving our team to pursue a PhD in Adam Kaufman’s group at JILA. As an undergraduate (and then an RA) with our team for two years, Ting You played a leading role in many advanced projects.
To send him off and to thank him for his superb work, we took him out to play laser tag and then went for dinner. Fun times!
Check out this picture of our new experiment!