The annual JMU Physics and Astronomy Student Research Symposium was help virtually this weekend on April 10, 2021. The forum highlights the scientific efforts of student researchers across a broad range of sub disciplines. This year, the department had 12 featured talks spanning 4 generalized categories including astrophysics, string theory, condensed matter, and nuclear physics. Three of those talks included RostLab students: Gabriela Niculescu, Kristen Johnson, and Daniel Rossi.
Kristen won second place for her talk, entitled "Tracking the Phase Evolution of Two High Entropy Oxides".
Daniel placed fourth for his talk on "Localized Characterization of High Entropy Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskites using XAS".
Gabby placed fifth for her talk on "Structural Tunability in Entropy Stabilized Oxides Exceeding Five Components".