Physics Major Invited to Present Research to DAMOP Session at APS

Mat Leonard, a senior physics major, was invited to present his research on “Isotopic Effect in Bond Rearrangement Caused by Sudden Single and Multiple Ionization of Water Molecules” in the special session of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics (DAMOP) APS conference featuring research performed by undergraduate students.  From all of the outstanding applications received, five students were selected to share their work.  Mat is conducting his experimental work in the J.R. Macdonald Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. Itzik Ben Itzhak and Dr. Kevin Carnes.  In addition, Mat is one of the K-State McNair scholars and was awarded the Macdonald Memorial scholarship for the 2005-2006 academic year, during which he is conducting imaging measurements of molecular dissociation.