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Top graduate students from U.S. convene with Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

Thirty-three of the top U.S. graduate student researchers in the field of physics to attend 66th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

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June 20, 2016
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Thirty-three top U.S. graduate student researchers in the field of physics will have the rare opportunity to meet with Nobel Laureates and other global researchers later this month in Germany.

The students are among the nearly 400 young researchers from nearly 80 countries who have been invited to attend the June 26 to July 1 meeting in Lindau, Germany. Mars Inc., NASA, the National Science Foundation and ORAU are sponsoring the 2016 group of U.S. students.

Throughout the week, the 31 participating Laureates will lecture in the mornings on the topic of their choice related physics and participate in smaller question and answer sessions in the afternoons.

Since 1951, Nobel Laureates have convened annually in Lindau to join in 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.

All attendees must pass through a competitive application and selection process managed by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

For more information regarding the 66th 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 33 students, listed by sponsor, are:

Mars, Inc., Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Justin Beroz Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering
Michael Finch Florida Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering
Leanna Owen Stanford University Biophysics
Matthew Riblett Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Physics
Jason Rocks University of Pennsylvania Physics
National Science Foundation Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Zijun Chen University of California, Santa Barbara Physics
Logan Clark University of Chicago Physics
Joshua Eby University of Cincinnati Physics
Julieta Gruszko University of Washington Physics
Joshua Hardenbrook Princeton University Physics
Alexander Ji Massachusetts Institute of Technology Physics
Jeffrey Kost University of Arizona Physics
Donald Lee-Brown University of Kansas Physics
John Craig Martens University of Kansas Physics
Michael Martini University of Illinois Physics
Sean Mills The University of Chicago Astronomy
Johanna Christine Palmstrom Stanford University Applied Physics
Grant Remmen California Institute of Technology Physics
Sean Seyler Arizona State University Physics
NASA Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name Organization Name Research Specialty
Tiara Rene Diamond Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Physics
Gina DiBraccio Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Physics
Carolyn Parcheta Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Physics
Marc Rafelski Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Physics
ORAU Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Michael Blades Lehigh University Physics
Patrick Breysse Johns Hopkins University Physics
Brittany Fuzia Florida State University Physics
Todd Garon University of Wisconsin-Madison Physics
Guy Marcus Johns Hopkins University Physics
Michael McEvoy University of Colorado Boulder Computer Science
Ryan McLaughlin University of Utah Physics
Allison Reinsvold University of Notre Same Physics
Michelle Tomczyk University of Pittsburgh Physics
Brenden Wiggins Vanderbilt University Physics

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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