College of Science

SEMINAR: Andreas Bill [Cal State Long Beach]

The Graduate Program at CSU Long Beach - Example of a Master's Thesis

May 9, 2013 11:00 AM to May 9, 2013 12:00 PM at Building 8, Room 241

Andreas Bill

Graduate Advisor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, CSU Long Beach

I will introduce our redesigned Master's degree program and how we offer training for students who intend to go to Ph.D. programs, industry and teaching in high school or community colleges. Students gain solid knowledge of graduate physics, acquire practical problem solving skills in experimental or theoretical physics, and learn about scientific communication. We are part of the PhysTEC coalition that offers support for teaching careers. We are also an APS Bridge Program Member Institution that increases opportunities for underrepresented minority physics students and serve as a bridge to Ph.D. programs. In the second part I will present the research that students do for their Master's thesis. I will show a recent example from my group and discuss the long-range triplet component of the order parameter that appears in a magnetic Josephson junction. I will present the physics of it and the results we obtained. It will be shown how the order parameter of singlet Cooper pairs can acquire a tunable triplet component in the presence of a magnetic domain wall and how that can be seen in experiment.

I gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation (DMR-0907242), The Army Research Laboratory, The Research Corporation and CSU Long Beach

Refreshments at 10:50 AM. Seminar begins at 11:00am.
Building 8, Room 241
For further information, please call (909) 869-4014