USF St. Petersburg Student Center / Nobel Trip
With countless places for students to gather, along with a residence hall that houses 200, USF St. Petersburg’s new Student Center is the latest step in the process to turn the University from a commuter school to a destination campus where young people both live and learn. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you inside the new Center.
This past summer, three USF physics graduate students were selected to attend an event in Germany that lets young researchers hear from and meet more than 25 Nobel Laureates. What makes this even more remarkable is that USF had as many or more students chosen than M-I-T, Caltech and Yale! This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks to two of these graduate students about their experiences and to the head of the USF Physics Department about his school’s success.
Between the three of them, USF Physics graduate students Aaron Landerville, Evan Lafalce and Joseph Fogarty have published a total of 12 papers that have been cited 52 times by various journals. Aaron and Evan explain the kind of physics they’re studying, while Department of Physics Chairman, Professor Pritish Mukherjee talks about Fogarty’s focus.
USF St. Petersburg Student Center
USF St. Petersburg website
2012 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings webpage
USF Department of Physics website
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.