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December 2009 (Volume 18, Number 11)

Greenberg, Zhuang Share 2009 Apker Award

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Bilin Zuang
Each year after a rigorous selection process, APS presents two undergraduates with the LeRoy Apker Award for outstanding research accomplishments. This year the award broke new ground, in that both the recipients hailed from women's colleges.

Bilin Zhuang graduated this spring from Wellesley College, where her research supervisor was Courtney Lannert. She was recognized for her work on the thermodynamics of frustrated Ising systems.

Kathryn Greenberg graduated from Mount Holyoke College, having worked under the supervision of Janice Hudgings on thermal coupling and lensing in arrays of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers.

Zhuang is currently employed by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (Singapore) and works on theories related to MRAM devices. She intends to pursue PhD studies in theoretical physics or chemistry starting in Fall 2010.

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Kathryn Greenberg

Greenberg is studying for her Master's degree at Cambridge University on a Gates Scholarship, working in Professor Sir Richard Friend’s group. Next year she will pursue her PhD in Applied Physics at Harvard.


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March Meeting to Convene in Oregon
Council Keeps Current Climate Change Statement
Members Bombard Councilors with Messages on Climate Change
New APS Blog Tackles Science and Public Policy
Greenberg, Zhuang Share 2009 Apker Award
APS Launches Slide Shows for Undergrads
Accelerators Are Ubiquitous but Unsung
Gallagher Confirmed as NIST Director
Laser Science Meeting Features Beetles and Fast X-Rays
DNP Holds Third Joint Meeting with Japan
Letters to the Editor
Viewpoint
The Back Page
Members in the Media
Inside the Beltway
The Education Corner
This Month Physics History
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
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