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Graduate Student Spotlight: Akaa "Daniel" Ayangeakaa

July 05, 2013 • Categories: News


Graduate Student Akaa "Daniel" Ayangeakaa has several accolades to his credit in recent months. His poster at the 2013 Gordon Research Conference on Nuclear Chemistry, titled "Tidal Waves in 102Pd: A Rotating Condensate of Multiple d Bosons", was selected for an oral presentation by a vote of all attendees at the meeting.

In addition, two papers based on his thesis work have been published in the flagship journal of physics, the Physical Review Letters: "Tidal Waves in 102Pd: A Rotating Condensate of Multiple d Bosons," PRL 110, 102501 (2013); and "Evidence for Multiple Chiral Doublet Bands in 133Ce," PRL 110, 172504 (2013). Even one "thesis paper" in this journal is normally considered a high achievement for a student; Daniel's feat is quite extraordinary.

Daniel's thesis advisor is Prof. Umesh Garg.

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