Look Before You Text: Leah Thompson ’15 Studies Distraction
Janurary 18, 2013 • By William Sweet
“Look both ways before crossing the street.”
It’s a lesson that most of us learn by the age of 6. But according to Leah Thompson ’15, who spent this past summer studying pedestrian behavior, it’s also a lesson that many adults have managed to unlearn or ignore.
Professor Jonathan Friedman Receives Grant for Research of Quantum Mechanical Effects in Single-Molecule Nanomagnets and Superconducting Devices
In the Merrill Science Center lab of Associate Professor of Physics Jonathan Friedman, you’ll find magnets consisting of only one molecule each and student researchers who custom-build much of their own equipment. With the support of a recent grant from the National Science Foundation, this summer the professor and his students are continuing their cutting-edge research of quantum mechanical effects in single-molecule nanomagnets and superconducting devices.
Funding for Student Research The Department has set aside a portion of its budget to fund student research projects. Students who are interested in applying for these funds should send a letter to the Chair of the Department and include the following information: