2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

posted on October 9, 2014 by

 Shuji Nakamura    Fraser_Eric
 Shuji Nakamura, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics winner (left)
 and Eric Fraser, Pomona Physics class of 2005 (right)

Congratulations to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, the 2014 Nobel Prize Winners in Physics.  Eric Fraser Po Physics ’05 worked with Dr. Nakamura at UCSB and Dr. Nakamura collaborated with Pomona Faculty supervising Eric’s thesis which can be found here:

Link to Eric Fraser’s Thesis


Link to Nobel Prize website


Link to Eric Fraser’s Webpage


New Millikan Building Photos

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Senior Theses (2014)

posted on June 9, 2014 by

Dalton Bolger ’14
KAPAO Prime: Construction, Calibration, and Integration of the Pomona College Facility Adaptive Optics Instrument
Faculty Advisor: Philip Choi

Claire Dickey ’14
The Low-Mass Luminosity Function in Globular Clusters
Faculty Advisor: Philip Choi

Meredith Durbin ’14
The Mid-Infrared RR Lyrae Period-Luminosity Relation
Faculty Advisor: Alma Zook

Zachary Glassman ’14
High Resolution Spectroscopy and Isotope Invariant Analysis of Diatomic Molecules
Faculty Advisor: Richard Mawhorter

Dulcie Head ’14
Modeling Diffusion in Amorphous Thin Film Tantala and Amorphous Thin Film Fused Silica
Faculty Advisor: Alma Zook

Annie Hedlund ’14
High-Mass Stars in NGC 6822: The Ultraviolet as a Tool for Identification
Faculty Advisor: Bryan Penprase

Benjamin Hoober-Burkhardt ’14
The Use of Gamification to Teach the Cosmic Distance Ladder
Faculty Advisor: Bryan Penprase

Mira Howard ’14
The Pianist’s Touch: An Investigation into the Scientific Veracity of the Pianist’s Touch
Faculty Advisor: Alma Zook

Joseph Long ’14
Seeing Clearly with KAPAO: Measuring Performance with Data Analysis Tools for Adaptive Optics
Faculty Advisor: Philip Choi

Charles Owens ’14
An Analysis on the Degradation of Organic Photovoltaic Cells
Faculty Advisor: David Tanenbaum

Eric Puma ’14
An Overview of CVD Graphene Growth, Characterization, and Transfer
Faculty Advisor: David Tanenbaum

Emily Yang ’14
Fabrication, Characterization, and Stability of Inverted P3HT:PCBM Organic Photovoltaics
Faculty Advisor: David Tanenbaum

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