Photo by Shelly Johnston
On September 19, while APS Fellows were congregating in nearby College Park, another group of distinguished physicists gathered in downtown Washington. These were the seven finalists for the APS Apker Award for outstanding research by an undergraduate. They were each interviewed by the Apker selection committee, in order to determine the ultimate recipients of the Award. APS typically presents two Apker Awards each year, one to a student from a research university, and the other to a student from an institution not granting the PhD. Photos of the two recipients will appear in next month's APS News. The finalists were (l to r): Nitayan Nair (MIT); Jonathon Hunacek (Michigan); Nathan Schine (Williams); Guy Geyer Marcus (Wesleyan); Hao Shi (Rochester Institute of Technology); Anshuman Pal (Penn); and Jeremy Perrin (St. Mary's College of Maryland).