Spring 2021 Graduates

On Saturday, May 8, 2021 LSU Physics & Astronomy welcomed 8 new PhD and 9 BS graduates who received their diplomas at the Maddox Fieldhouse.

Spring 2021 PhD Graduates 

David Alspaugh with advisor Daniel Sheehy “Majorana Quasiparticles in Topological Material Interfaces.” https://bit.ly/3hb5dUW

Narayan Bhusal with advisor Omar Magaña-Loaiza “Smart Quantum Technologies using Photons.” https://bit.ly/3aRxM5N

Anthony Brady with advisor Ivan Agullo and the late Jonathan P. Dowling “Applications of Quantum Optics: From the Quantum Internet to Analogue Gravity.” https://bit.ly/2QATmop

Ramakanta Chapai with advisor Rongying Jin “Topological Properties in Selected Transition-Metal Pnictides and Chalcogenides.” https://bit.ly/3w2LeMz

Kahlil Dixon with Thomas Corbitt and the late Jonathan P. Dowling “Optomechanical Quantum Entanglement.” https://bit.ly/3ekkP6N

Sumeet Khatri with advisor Mark Wilde “Towards a General Framework for Practical Quantum Network Protocols.” https://bit.ly/3vNQH9S

Kunal Sharma with advisor Mark Wilde “Energy-Constrained Distinguishability Measures for Assessing Performance in Quantum Information Processing.” https://bit.ly/2Qzuqh6

Siddharth Soni with advisor Gabriela González “Identification and Reduction of Scattered Light Noise in LIGO.” https://bit.ly/3h2nKCR

2021 BS in Physics Graduates 

Chloe Carmela Feuer DiTusa, Magna Cum Laude 

Noel Levi Dudeck, Summa Cum Laude, BS physics and mathematics 

Karli Hall, Summa Cum Laude 

Oleksandr Maksymovy Molchanov, Summa Cum Laude, University Medal for “Highest Academic Achievement”  

Alexander Jerry Paul-Torres 

Haley Elizabeth Pellegrin, Summa Cum Laude 

Constance Victoria Schaefer 

Gabriella Alea Townsley 

Han-Hsuan Wu, Summa Cum Laude, LSU Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher


Contact:  Mimi LaValle

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