0 Houghton physics students Noah Harley ’25 and Chunsun Lei ’24 giving poster presentation.

Houghton Physics Students Recognized for Poster Presentation

June 13, 2024

Two Houghton University physics students have been honored for their poster presentation at the 15th Omega Laser Facility Users Group (OLUG) Workshop. Noah Harley ’25 and Chunsun Lei ’24 were recognized among the top 10 posters at the event.

“Congratulations to Noah and Chunsun,” said Mark Yuly, professor of Physics. “Houghton physics students continue to perform in the top of their class, competing and winning the same awards as students from MIT, RIT, SUNY Geneseo and University of Rochester.”

The workshop, held from April 16 to 18, 2024, at the Bloch Alumni Advancement Center and Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), brought together over 170 participants from 39 institutions. Focusing on fostering collaboration and networking, the annual event provided a platform for students and early-career researchers to showcase their work in an interactive and informal setting. During the workshop, 67 poster presentations were delivered, with an impressive 56 presented by students and postdocs.

Harley and Lei’s presentation, “Coated Li Film Targets for TNSA Light-Ion Reaction Experiments with the MTW Laser,” stood out among their peers, earning them well-deserved recognition among the Ten Best Posters, an excellent example of Houghton’s commitment to excellence in science.