In late August I will be presenting at the 9th International Symposium on Physical, Molecular, Cellular, and Medical Aspects of Auger Processes, held at Oxford University. This is my first year attending this meeting, and I look forward to meeting researchers from around the world.
2019 was my 5th year traveling to the South of India, where I taught Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns as part of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative. This unique opportunity is one of the highlights of my year, not only for the amazing classroom experience, but also for a precious cultural experience. Every year I have returned to the Drepung Loseling Monastery (now at the Meditation and Science Center), so I have been able to create ongoing friendships with the staff, translators, instructors, and monastics there.Continue Reading →
I am in India to teach physics to Tibetan Buddhist Monks and Nuns through the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI). This is my 4th summer teaching in this program, and I will be returning to Drepung Loseling Monastic Institute, located in the south of India (in Karnataka). This year I will be teaching the 3rd year curriculum to the monks, which covers matter, heat/thermodynamics, and waves. I taught the same material last year. After teaching the monks, I will be covering the 2nd year material (Mechanics) with the nuns.
I am very pleased to be presenting work at the International Conference on Monte Carlo Techniques for Medical Applications (MCMA2017), October 15- 18 in Naples, Italy. I am speaking in the “Monte Carlo applications in microdosimetry” section on Tuesday (full presentation info below). This is my first time attending this conference, but the research topics are a great match to my interests.
My paper “Monte Carlo Simulations Support Non-Cerenkov Radioluminescence Production in Tissue”, written with Federico Boschi and Antonello E Spinelli, has been accepted to the Journal of Biomedical Optics. This paper covers research that I performed this spring, while on leave at Ospedale San Raffaele, in Milan.
This is my 3rd year teaching monks through the ETSI program, but this is the first year that a separate course was held for nuns. I was very fortunate to be selected to stay longer in India to co-teach the first year physics curriculum with Prof. Heidi Manning. This program will continue for a few years, and I hope that I will again have the opportunity to teach the nuns!
A video on the nuns is available below (made by wonderful on-site professional videographers!)
On February 3rd I gave a talk at Oxford Univeristy, titled “Cherenkov Radiation: New Applications in Oncology”