Congratulations to Profs. Evangeline Downie and Carol O’Donnell who have been nominated for the GW Bender Teaching Award for their dedication to the GW teaching enterprise! The Bender Teaching Awards recognize undergraduate, graduate, and professional teaching at GW.
Congratulations to Trevor Balint who won the 2013 Physics Department Outstanding GTA Award and and was nominated to the GW Philips Amsterdam Outstanding GTA Award.
Congratulations to Adam Hughes who won the 2013 American Association of Physics Teachers Outstanding GTA Award.
Edwin Munevar successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Photon Beam Asymmetry Measurement from the γ + n –> K+ + Σ- Reaction” on 17 October 2013. Here’s a picture taken right afterwards. From left: Prof. Frank Lee (presiding), Prof. Steffen Strauch (external examiner, University of South Carolina), Prof. Allena Opper (reader), Prof. Gerald Feldman (adviser), Edwin Munevar, Dr. Pawel Nadel-Turonski (adviser, Jefferson Laboratory), Prof. Andrei Alexandru (reader), and Prof. Bill Parke (examiner).
Edwin is the last PhD student directed by the late Professor Barry Berman. Barry’s life had an impact on all the people involved in these proceedings and he was fondly remembered.