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Top graduate students from U.S. and U.K. convened with Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

June 25, 2012

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Seventy-five of the top graduate student researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom were chosen to attend the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany from July 1–6.

Close to 580 students from 69 countries will attend the week-long meeting in Germany.

Since 1951, Nobel Laureates have annually convened in Lindau to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers from around the world. Laureates and students exchange ideas, discuss projects and build international networks throughout the week.

This year, the group of students is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Mars, Inc., the National Science Foundation, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

Throughout the week, the 25 participating Laureates will lecture in the mornings on the topic of their choice related to physics and participate in less formal small group discussions with the students in the afternoons. Students will also receive the chance to interact with the Laureates and other international students during the evenings at local restaurants for more informal discussions.

Various networking events are also on the agenda to allow participants to meet other attendees from around the world.

For more information regarding the 62nd Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, visit the ORAU—Lindau website. The ORAU-Lindau website and all logistical arrangements for the participants are being administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, a DOE institute managed by ORAU.

The 75 students, listed by sponsor, are:

U.S. Department of Energy Lindau Meeting Participants

Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Justin Barton Lehigh University Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Nicholas Chancellor University of Southern California Physics
Chihway Chang Stanford University Cosmology and Astrophysics
Brian Dorney Florida Institute of Technology High Energy Physics
Alex Drlica-Wagner SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Physics
Lauren Garrison University of Wisconsin-Madison Nuclear Engineering
Graham Giovanetti University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Physics
Julie Hogan Rice University Physics
Kathleen Hoogeboom-Pot University of Colorado at Boulder Physics
Nora Johnson Kansas State University Physics
Andrew Kobach Northwestern University High Energy Physics
Andrea Leonard California Institute of Technology Applied Mechanics
Alexander Mott California Institute of Technology Physics
Cory Nelson University of Texas at Austin Physical Chemistry
Alice Ohlson Yale University Physics
Robert Parrish Georgia Institute of Technology Chemistry
Matthew Pelliccione Stanford University Applied Physics
Amanda Peters Randles Harvard University Physics
Noah Reddell University of Washington Aeronautics and Astronautics
Claire Thomas University of California at Berkley Physics
Ming Yi SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Physics
Amanda Yoho Case Western Reserve University Physics

Mars, Inc., Lindau Meeting Participants

Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Laura Colon-Melendez University of Michigan Physics
Hiram Conley Vanderbilt University Condensed Matter
Mitcham Costley Georgia Tech Institute of Technology Electrical and Computer Engineering and Electrical Energy
Debra Cox University of New Mexico Physics
Kevin Daniels University of South Carolina Electrical Engineering
Eric Davis Drexel University Chemical Engineering
Vicky Doan-Nguyen University of Pennsylvania Materials Science and Engineering
Tyler Drake Lehigh University Physics
Joseph Fogarty University of South Florida Applied Physics
Sarah Gallagher University of Cambridge Physics
Laura Jamison University of Wisconsin-Madison Materials Science
Michael Kozina Stanford University Applied Physics
Walter Pettus University of Wisconsin-Madison Biological Physics
Brian Yust University of Texas at San Antonio Physics
Helena Zec Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering

National Science Foundation Lindau Meeting Participants

Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Eric Maxter University of Chicago Astronomy and Astrophysics
Matthew Beidler West Virginia University Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics
Alexander Carr University of Wisconsin-Madison Physics
Joshua Dillon Massachusetts Institute of Technology Physics
Andrew DiLullo Ohio University Physics
Merideth Frey Yale University Physics
Victor Garcia Fisk University Physics
Nicholas Gravish Georgia Institute of Technology Physics
Azure Hansen University of Rochester Physics
Jaime Hutchison University of Massachusetts, Amherst Physics
Tessa Johnson Indiana University Nuclear Physics
Adam Kamor Georgia Institute of Technology Physics
Nicole Larsen Yale University Physics
Rebecca Levinson Massachusetts Institute of Technology Physics
Jonathan Litz University of Washington Theoretical Chemistry
Michael Maroun University of California, Riverside Mathematical Physics and High Energy Theory
William McGhee University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Physics
Daniel Noonan University of Kansas Physics
Abraham Olson Purdue University Physics
Greg Petersen Ohio University Physics
Christopher Pierse University of California at San Diego Physics
Daniel Pitonyak Temple University Physics
Daniel Salvat Indiana University Nuclear Physics

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Meeting Participants

Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Daniel Casimir Howard University Physics
Justin Elfritz West Virginia University Physics
Laura Gray Emory University Physics
Pramukta Kumar Georgetown University Physics
Evan Lafalce University of South Florida Organic Electronics
Aaron Landerville University of South Florida Applied Physics
George Larsen University of Georgia Physics
Jeffrey Montgomery University of Alabama at Birmingham Physics
Justin Pye Emory University Applied Physics
Catherine Rastovski University of Notre Dame Physics
Idaykis Rodriguez Florida International University Physics
Casey Schwarz University of Central Florida Condensed Matter Physics
Jenna Smith Michigan State University Physics
Steven Stroberg Michigan State University Physics

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