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Basu Lamichhane, Chandra Adhikari and Ahmed Ibrahim are winners of the 2017 Schearer Prize, awarded at the Missouri S&T physics department’s annual graduate research competition. The award is named in memory of Laird D. Schearer, the department’s first Curators’ Distinguished Professor of physics.
The three students are all Ph.D. students in physics. Their research projects included:
- Lamichhane won first place for his fully differential study of capture with vibrational dissociation in p+H2 collisions.
- Adhikari won second place for his work on long-range interaction of hydrogen atoms and oscillatory tails.
- Ibrahim won third place for his Monte Carlo simulations of the disordered three-color quantum Ashkin-Teller model.