Congratulations to CSULB M.S. Physics student Megan Barry! She received the 2019 Kennedy Reed Award for Best Theoretical Research by a Graduate Student from the Far West Section of the American Physical Society. The title of her award-winning talk is "Identifying the Quark-Hadron Phase Transition in Neutron Stars with g-modes." Megan is doing her M.S. degree in theoretical astrophysics in the group of Dr. P. Jaikumar and also worked on the topic of the talk with Dr. T. Klaehn and Dr. Wei Wei who spent her sabbatical year at the department.
The award is named after Dr. Kenny J. Reed, a theoretical atomic physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the founder of the National Physical Science Consortium. Dr. Reed has demonstrated commitment to improving the participation of minority and female students in the physical sciences. He is a recipient of multiple awards among which the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.