The Alexander Group is traveling to Santander, Spain to collaborate with researchers at the Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (IFCA). While we are there we will be collaborating with professional astronomers, cosmologists, and nonlinear physicists on two projects. Collaborating with Dr. Jose Diego, Dr. Alexander and Garrett are exploring parity properties of the cosmic microwave background data. Under Dr. Alexander, Martin and Alex will be exploring the properties of fermionic fields in alternative formulations of general relativity. We will used this blog to report on our adventures leading up to and during the trip.
Martin Blood-Forsythe (’10) is a rising senior physics major and mathematics minor. He is originally from Vermont and enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and dancing. He plans to pursue a PhD in physics and a career in alternative energy research.
Garrett Vanacore (’11) is a rising junior and (like Martin) is a physics major/math minor. His interests include philosophy, running, oil painting, and the good old state of New Hampshire (his home state). He plans to pursue a PhD in theoretical physics.
Alex Cahill (’11) is a rising Junior at Haverford College. He is majoring in Physics and Music as well as minoring in Mathematics. He is from Central Illinois, enjoys listening to and playing music as well as some sports. He plans to attend graduate school after graduation, perhaps in fundamental physics or music performance.