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Jeremy Gaison Named 2014 Goldwater Scholar

April 9, 2014

Jeremy Gaison, physics and mathematics junior, has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Jeremy plans to earn a PhD in Physics, conduct research in experimental particle physics, and teach at the university level.

Jeremy Gaison did a research co-op in the period April-August 2013 with the project title: "Nonlinear effects on wave propagation in heterogeneous media". The research co-op was under supervision of Professors J. Douglas Wright and Shari Moskow, both from Mathematics, and sponsored by their NSF grants DMS 1105635 and DMS 1108858, as well as the provost office. The project resulted in the publication: J. Gaison, S. Moskow, J. Douglas Wright and Q. Zhang, “Approximation of polyatomic FPU lattices by KDV equations”, accepted by SIAM's interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal Multiscale Modeling and Simulation.

Currently in his third co-op and under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Physics Michelle Dolinski, PhD, Jeremy is working in the EXO experiment in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay using liquid Xenon based detectors.