On Friday, April 15, the department will be hosting a special refreshments hour from 3:00-4:00PM in the Physics reading room in recognition of all Physics employees. This year we are celebrating milestones for the following people:
- Michael Rozman – 15 Years of service
- Edward Eyler – 20 years of service
- Dawn Rawlinson – 25 years of service
- Alan Chasse – 25 years of service
- Michael Rapposch – 30 years of service
Dr. Sochnikov is a recipient of Montana Instruments Cold Science Exploration Awards Lab Startup Grant.
Dr. Ilya Sochnikov has just started new scanning SQUID microscopy lab at the University of Connecticut.
Ilya Sochnikov’s research focuses on nanoscale quantum phenomena in new materials. An emergence of a new phenomenon or a phase transition occurs when interactions in the materials are tuned via chemical, mechanical, or electromagnetic knobs. The material systems of an immediate interest include topological insulators, superconductors, and frustrated magnets. His main research tool will be a state of the art microscope for imaging of tiny magnetic fields at ultra-low temperatures and short timescales. One of the research motivations is to impact our understanding of materials properties that could provide new options for energy efficient technologies.
Jason Hancock, Assistant Professor of Physics, collaborates with fellow researchers, Diego Casa and Jung-ho Kim, to make a breakthrough in explaining a rare property of an exotic magnetic material. The article, “Physicists Solve Low-Temperature Magnetic Mystery”, reveals their findings from the experiment.
Jason Hancock, Assistant Professor in Physics, with graduate students, Erin Curry and Sahan Handunkanda, have been investigating a substance that shrinks when it warms. The article, “Caution: Shrinks When Warm” explains their findings.