Seven undergraduate physics students and one graduate student working with Marcus Hohlmann in the High Energy Physics Laboratory, physics and space sciences, presented their research at the 76th annual meeting of the Florida Academy of Science in Tampa in March. Hohlmann was proud to note that the seven talks of the Florida Tech students were the only ones presented from any university in the Physics and Space Sciences session. The undergraduates talked on many aspects and results from the muon tomography project in Hohlmann’s lab. The work adapts advanced particle physics technology to help prevent nuclear terrorism. Graduate student Himali Kalakhety presented results on the search for a new fundamental force particle called Z-prime from the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European organization for nuclear research.
Pictured, from left are: Nathan Mertins, Liz Esposito, Jessie Twigger, Will Bittner, Himali Kalakhety, Mike Phipps, Erik Maki and Kim Day.