Grant Remmen won the 2011 Edmund G. Franklin Scholarship. Originally from Detroit Lakes, MN, Remmen plans to pursue a PhD in theoretical astrophysics. He is currently working with Dr. Kris Davidson on mapping emission lines near Eta Carinae using new Hubble data. In 2011, Remmen researched with Dr. Kinwah Wu at University College London on general relativistic 3-body spin-orbit coupling. Previous research includes black hole distortion, under Dr. Robert Gehrz, and a new estimate of Galactic dark matter, under Dr. Thomas Walsh. Remmen has received the AAS Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Award.
Ryo Namba won the 2011 Hoff Lu Fellowship. He is originally from Okayama, Japan. His research advisor is Marco Peloso, and his research area is particle cosmology. He plans to use the scholarship to do his project over the summer.
Te Yu Chen won the 2011 Allen M. Goldman Fellowship. He is originally from Taiwan. His research adviser is Prof. Paul Crowell in experimental condensed matter physics (Spin dynamics in ferromagnets).
He plans to use the scholarship for dissertation research during the summer.
Andrew Emerick was awarded an Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship. He is originally from Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Rudnick is his research advisor in the area of large scale structure, namely the physics of galaxy clusters in the radio and x-ray spectrum. In addition to large scale structure, he is interested in dark matter, gravitational waves and general relativity, and high energy particle physics research.
He intends to use the scholarship to pay for tuition.
Cristian Gaidau received a 2011 Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship. He is originally from Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. He is studying theoretical particle physics, quantum field theory and mathematical physics. This summer he will be working in the field of experimental neutrino physics under Prof. Kenneth Heller for the NOvA collaboration. He plans to use the scholarship to cover tuition expenses.
Anthony Kremin has received a 2011 Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship. He is originally from Rogers, Minnesota. He is studying gravitational waves, cosmology, and particle physics. He works with Vuk Mandic on Gravitational Wave Research dealing with the analysis of a simulated LIGO event. He is also involved in research with Marvin Marshak dealing with the analysis of neutrino data from the MINOS detector located in the Soudan Mine in Northern Minnesota. He plans to use the award to help pay for tuition.
Anthony Hatke received a 2011 Aneesur Rahman Award. He is originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Anthony's advisor is Michael Zudov in the area of nonequilibrium magnetotransport in high mobility structures.
He plans to use his award for computing power and moving expenses.
Mitchell Ambrose won a 2011 Edmond G. Franklin Award. He is originally from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. His research interests are in cosmology and in the intersection of physics and philosophy. He has a strong interest in teaching physics and plans to use the scholarship to help pay for the cost of my education.
Peter Koroteev won the 2011 Anatoly Larkin Fellowship. He is originally from Tula, Russia. Arkady Vainshtein is his adviser in the area of supersymmetric quantum field theories and string theory.
Zijun Chen won the 2011 Edmond G. Franklin Scholarship. He is originally from Roseville, Minnesota. He is doing research in condensed matter physics under advisor E. D. Dahlberg. He plans to use the scholarship to help cover living expenses and graduate school applications.