by Daniel M. Todd
Supervisor: Dr. Carlos Trallero
I currently live at home in West Chesterfield, NH. I am currently a rising senior at Saint Michaelís College in Colchester, VT where I major in physics and minor in math and psychology.† I first got interested in physics in high school when my physics teacher opened my eyes to the complex and fascinating aspects of the physical world.† I am a member of Vermontís only chapter of the Society for Physics Students and am a student member of the American Physical Society.†
This REU experience has given me the best summer I could possibly hope for.† I learned more than I ever thought I could about lasers, AMO physics and what it is like to research a topic that truly interests me. †I truly enjoyed lounging around with my friends from the Physics REU as well as the Chemistry and Biology REUs.† I have to say that Kansas was not what I was expecting it to be at all and turned out to be a pleasant surprise.† I will have such wonderful memories of these fantastic people throughout the rest of my life and I only wish we could have been here longer!