Grad student Chris Burke has received an award for “Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education” from the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Science. You can read more here.
Tim Atherton and grad student Chris Burke recently attended the conference “Foundations of Nonlinear Optics” (FoNLO), hosted at Lehigh University by Prof. Ivan Biaggio. Nonlinear optics concerns certain unusual interactions between light and matter: nonlinear optical materials cause strange things to happen to light beams, for example doubling their frequency, or causing light beams to […]
Grad student Chris Burke has just published his paper “The role of curvature anisotropy in the ordering of spheres on an ellipsoid” in the journal Soft Matter along with co-authors Badel Mbanga, Zengyi Wei, Patrick Spicer, and Tim Atherton. This paper focuses on geometric frustration: spheres tend to form orderly hexagonal packings, but they can’t do this on a curved surface, so there must be defects […]
Group member Chris Burke recently participated in Tufts University’s annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. This symposium is an opportunity for graduate students to present their research to a wide audience of students and professors from various disciplines. Throughout the day students present their work in a variety of formats, including 10-minute talks, condensed 3-minute talks, […]
For the past three weeks I’ve been taking part in Tufts’ Graduate Institute for Teaching (GIFT). GIFT is a two part program for graduate students that focuses on their professional development as educators. The first part, which I’ve just completed, is a series of workshops on a variety of topics integral to teaching including […]
Last week I attended the Soft Solids and Complex Fluids summer school at UMass Amherst, which is a week-long program for grad students studying soft matter. This was an invaluable experience, not only for the scheduled content, but also for the opportunity to meet my peers in the field and to get a broader perspective […]
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