Former graduate student Colin Campbell and Ionel Tifrea have had their Budapest Conference contribution from summer 2010 accepted for publication in the conference proceedings.
Their paper gives a theoretical analysis of quantum-well nanostructures where spin and charge modes can be excited. The results are theoretical but hopefully will inspire experimental realizations in which spin polarized electron waves stimulate for example anisotropic structural changes and memory effects.
Colin is currently lecturing introductory physics in the department and for the past year has been renovating the department's extensive lecture demo collection and cataloging the results with a new wiki.
Colin is looking to attend graduate school and took the opportunity after Budapest to visit physics departments in Munich, Heidelberg, and Vienna as potential homes for a PhD in the near future.