Aisha Iyer Presents Research on TWA 30AB at American Physical Society Meeting

IMG_0256Aisha Iyer, an undergraduate researcher in the Cool Star Lab, attended the April 2014 American Physics Society Meeting in Savannah, GA, to present a poster on her research: Spitzer monitoring observations of TWA 30AB.  She was the recipient of an APS FPD Scholar Travel Award and supported by the UCSD Physics Department for her trip. Here’s what Aisha had to say about the experience:

I attended the APS April Meeting of 2014 to present a poster on my current project titled: Mid-Infrared Variability of the Low Mass Stellar Binary TWA30 A and B. Being my first APS meeting, this conference was very informative for me. I got a chance to attend talks by various graduate students on topics such as theoretical simulation of neutron star collisions, some general relativity and particle physics topics, etc. Additionally, I also attended the ‘Plenary session: treasures of the cosmic frontier’ talk on the Ice Cube experiment by Dr. Neilson and physics outreach talk by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. At the end of the second day of the conference I also got a chance to attend the viewing of the documentary ‘Particle Fever’.

As an undergraduate student, attending this conference was very beneficial for me to network and get inspiration especially from physicists such as Dr. Kate Kirby and Dr. Tyson. I was also delighted to make connections with other undergraduates and graduate students from other universities. In all, it was a very exciting trip!

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