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July 19, 2019 at 2:17 pm

Rowley Wins Praise at Poster Competition

Ohio University physics graduate student Joey Rowley was selected from a poster competition to give a talk at the 2019 National Nuclear Physics Summer School (NNPSS), held this year in Knoxville, TN. The NNPSS is a two-week series of lectures for graduate students from across the country in the field of nuclear physics.

About 50 students were selected out of more than 100 applicants.  All students attending the summer school were required to present a poster of their current research, and the posters were judged competitively.  Rowley was one of five students selected from the poster competition to give an oral presentation.

Joey Rowley presents his research at the NNPSS

Rowley presents his research at the NNPSS

Rowley is doing his doctoral research with Dr. Kenneth Hicks, a professor in Physics and Astronomy on the topic of the elastic scattering of a Lambda-baryon from the proton.  The Lambda baryon is made from three quarks, one each of the up, down, and strange quarks.  Rowley’s research helps to answer the question of whether baryons having strange quarks can exist as stable particles at the center of a neutron star.

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