Hiram College
Three Hiram physics students recently presented their research at the American Physical Society, Ohio Region, 2011 Fall Meeting, held at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., on Oct. 14 and 15.  The presentations were as follows:
  • Phie Phyo (Kauk Kauk) Aung ’12 – “Partition function zeros and phase transitions of a polymer chain”
  • Sambid Wasti ’12 –  “Local structure in hard-sphere chain-molecule fluids”
  • Yuting Ye ’13 – “Conformation of a Lennard-Jones polymer in explicit solvent “

Aung, Wasti, and Ye all worked with Associate Professor of physics Mark Taylor this past summer, and this was their opportunity to present the results of their research to an audience of physicists.

Taylor also attended the meeting, along with students Subrat Khanal ’12 and Michael Mroz ’13 and physics professor Laura Van Wormer (who is currently secretary of the Ohio Section of the APS).  Taylor gave a talk on his research  “Complete phase diagram of a single polymer chain.”

The work of Aung, Wasti, Ye and Taylor was funded by Taylor’s research grant from the National Science Foundation, Division of Material Research.