Students Receive Grant for Nanophysics Research


Sigma Pi Sigma has granted an Undergraduate Research Award to three students to pursue their proposal for a "Scanning Probe Study of Viral Nanowire." 

Suffolk University's Physics Department recently began offering courses in Nanotechnology, and, as part of this unique undergraduate experience of exploring physics at the nanometer scale, the department encourages students to get involved in research into nanophysics.

Students Nat Steinsultz, Nicholas Hennigar, and James Porter are exploring the physics of nano-scale structures formed by biological materials like viruses on inorganic substrates. They are working under the guidance of Assistant Professor Prashant Sharma.

Eight Society of Physics Students chapters nationwide received Sigma Pi Sigma awards, which are granted to support activities that are "deemed imaginative and likely to contribute to the strengthening of the SPS program."

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