Widicus Weaver Group News

June, 2017: Welcome to our summer rotation student, Sarah Carroll.
May, 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Luyao Zou, who graduated from Emory with his Ph. D, Morgan McCabe and AJ Mesko, who graduated with their M. S. degrees, and Lindsay Rhoades who graduated with her B. S.
March, 2017: Congratulations to Luyao Zou for successfully defending his dissertation!
Janurary, 2017: Welcome visiting student Sara Friend from New College of Florida. Sara is an undergraduate student just starting her research project with Steve Shipman.
December, 2016: Congratulations to AJ for his graduation with a Masters of Science.
September, 2016: Welcome undergraduate student Lina Zhang to join our group.
August, 2016: Congratulations to Luyao for winning the Osborne R. Quayle Student Achievement Award.
August, 2016: Congratulations to Morgan for her graduation with Master of Science and start of her teaching career. Bye Morgan!
June, 2016: The Widicus Weaver Group attends the 71st International Symposium of Molecular Spectroscopy at Champaign-Urbana, IL. Luyao, AJ, Morgan, and Carson gave talks.
June, 2016: Welcome undergraduate student Elena Jordanov back to our group after two years of study in Oxford college.
April, 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Brian Hays for being awarded the ACS Astrochemistry Dissertation Award.
Feburary, 2016: The HO3 project makes the feature article of J. Phys. Chem. A. (View Paper)
Janurary, 2016: Welcome undergraduate student Lindsay Rhoades to our group.
December, 2015: Welcome new first year graduate students Mr. Kevin Roenitz and Mr. Carson Powers!
October, 2015: The paper descibing the design of GOBASIC is accepted by Astron. & Astrophys. (View Paper)
August, 2015: Congratulations to Morgan McCabe for winning the Pchem Lab TA Award of the 2014-2015 academic year.
August, 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Brian Hays for moving to Purdue University for his postdoc position with Dr. Timothy Zwier starting October. Bye Brian!
August, 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Susanna Widicus Weaver for being named the Vice-chair of the ACS Astrochemistry Subdivision.
July, 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Susanna Widicus Weaver for being selected as a member of the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy Editorial Board.
June, 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Susanna Widicus Weaver to win the Flygare Award in Molecular Spectroscopy.
June, 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Susanna Widicus Weaver to be selected as a member of the International Advisory Committee of International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy.
June, 2015: The O(1D) project makes the cover article of Chem. Phys. Lett. See the paper here.
May, 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Brian Hays for successfully defending his dissertation.
May, 2015: Congratulations to Anthony Chirillo and Ian Wagner for graduation from Emory. Good luck Anthony and Ian!
February, 2015: Welcome Ms. Morgan McCabe to join the Widicus Weaver lab as a first year graduate student.
December, 2014: Congratulations to A. J. Mesko for passing his second year exam.
September, 2014: Congratulations to A. J. Mesko for winning the best Pchem Lab TA of the 2013-2014 academic year.
May, 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Susanna Widicus Weaver for her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.
April, 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Jake Laas for successfully defending his thesis.
February, 2014: A. J. Mesko has joined the Widicus Weaver lab as a first year graduate student.
November, 2013: Congratulations to Luyao Zou for passing his second year report.
July, 2013: Bridget Alligood Deprince will be leaving our lab to be a professor at the Florida State University Chemsitry department. Good luck to Bridget!
June, 2013: Nadine Wehres has joined our group. Nadine is originally from Germany, did her graduate work in the Netherlands, and was a postdoc in Boulder before joining our group. We are happy to have her in our lab.
March, 2013: Mary Radhuber has decided to go to grad school at UVA to continue to work in Astrochemistry. Congratulations Mary!
February, 2013: Graduate student Luyao Zou has joined the group! More about Luyao can be found here.
Decmber, 2012: The Widicus Weaver group had some fun at Whirlyball, a combination of lacrosse, basketball, and bumpercars! See us in action here. (Photos)
October, 2012: Susanna organized and chaired the "Molecular Spectroscopy in the Era of Far-IR Astronomy" Worshop at Emory University. Several of our group members also presented posters at the workshop.
July, 2012: Jay and Anne are leaving for grad school. Jay will be attending Unveristy of Colorado Boulder and Anne will be attending Yale University. Good luck to both of you!
June, 2012: The Widicus Weaver group has been awarded more observing time at the CSO this summer for broadband spectral line surveys of molecular clouds.
May, 2012: Jay Kroll and Mary Radhuber graduated from Emory University in 2012. Jay graduated with Highest Honors with the ACS certified BS degree in Chemistry. Mary graduated with the ACS certified BS degree in Chemistry and a BA degree in Math. Congrats Jay and Mary!
May, 2012: Susanna Widicus Weaver received a 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
May, 2012: Susanna Widicus Weaver is the conference chair and organizer for the workshop on "Molecular Spectroscopy in the Era of Far-IR Astronomy" that will be held at the Emory Conference Center in October, 2012. More information can be found here.
May, 2012: Jim Sanders received the 2012 Emory University Early Career Achievement Research Grant
January, 2012: Jay Kroll received the 2012 Soffen Memorial Fund Travel Award from the NASA Academy Alumni Association to support his travel to the 2012 OSU International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
December, 2011: Congratulations to Brian Hays who passed his 2nd-year exam.
August, 2011: Susanna Widicus Weaver was named a member of the Executive Committee for the Southeast Laboratory Astrophysics Consortium (SELAC) group.
August, 2011: Jake Laas received the 2011 Emory University Quayle Chemistry Research Fellowship.
August, 2011: The Neill et al. 2011 article ( J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 6472), was listed as ``Hottest article in the last quarter'' on the ChemFeeds website.
July, 2011: Jay Kroll received the 2011 Emory University William Jones Chemistry Scholarship
July, 2011: Brett McGuire received a 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
June, 2011: Our research was highlighted in the Macon Telegraph article ``Fall on your knees in awe and wonder.''
June, 2011: Jake Laas and Brett McGuire received Young Researcher Travel Grants to attend the International Astronomical Union Symp. 280 in Toledo, Spain.
February, 2011: The Widicus Weaver group has been awarded observing time at the CSO during July of 2011 to conduct broadband spectral line surveys of shocked regions.
November, 2010: The Widicus Weaver Group has been awarded 42 hours of observing time with the HIFI Instrument on the Herschel Space Observatory. Read the full story from Emory's eScience Commons here!
November, 2010: The Widicus Weaver Group's reserach has been covered in the November issue of the Discover Magazine (PDF of the Article)!
September, 2010: Congratulations to Jay Kroll, award recipient for his poster presentation at the 2010 Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium!
August 5, 2010: Dr. Widicus Weaver received word that her proposal to the NASA Laboratory Astrophysics program has been recommended for funding.
July 5-15, 2010: Professor Widicus Weaver, Jay Kroll, and Brett McGuire traveled to the CSO in Hawaii and successfully completed a broadband spectral survey of a number of sources in star-forming regions as well as shocked regions and sources towards the galactic center.
June 21-25, 2010: The Widicus Weaver group attended the 65th Annual International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. The symposium gathers faculty, researchers, and students from around the globe for a week-long symposium on high-resolution spectroscopy. The meeting is unique in that a large portion of the talks are given by students. Brandon Carroll, Jacob Laas, and Mary Radhuber gave their first symposium talks at this year's meeting.
June 7, 2010: Brett McGuire, Jake Laas, Jay Kroll, and Mary Radhuber attended the Twelfth Synthesis Imaging Workshop hosted by the NRAO in Socorro New Mexico to study the techniques of interferometric astronomical observations and the processes of data reduction and analysis from these observations. (Photos)
June 2, 2010: The Widicus Weaver Group has seen its first production of gas phase ions in a supersonic expansion using a source designed by Brett McGuire! (Photos)
May, 2010: Congratulations to Mary Radhuber, recepient of the Emory University Early Career Achievement Research Grant!
May, 2010: Our custom vacuum chamber arrived and has been hoisted up and attached to the top of the first diffusion pump! (Photos)
March 30, 2010: The Widicus Weaver group attended the SouthEast Laboratory Astrophysics Community workshop Dust and Ice: Their Roles in Astrophysical Environments. Dr. Widicus Weaver presented an invited talk and the group contributed four poster presentations to the workshop.
February 4, 2010: The Widicus Weaver group has been awarded observing time at the CSO during July of 2010 to conduct studies of sources towards the galactic center which show an unexpected abundance of complex organic molecules.
January 4-22, 2010: Professor Widicus Weaver, Jay Kroll, Mary Radhuber, and Jake Laas traveled to the CSO in Hawaii and successfully completed a broadband spectral survey of a number of sources in star-forming regions. (Photos)
December 4, 2009: Congratulations to Jake Laas who passed his 2nd-year exam!
December 3, 2009: Congratulations to Mary Radhuber and Jay Kroll who were both awarded Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE) grants for their continuing research in the new year!
November 11, 2009: Ken Wood from QMC Instruments visited the lab to help set up our brand-new hot electron bolometer and discuss the future of detector systems in light of recent advances in THz spectroscopy.
November, 2009: Our two, 20,000 L/s diffusion pumps arrived from Oerlikon-Leybold Vaccum. The first of the two is now hanging off of a unistrut frame, and is anxiously awaiting the arrival of a vaccuum chamber to sit atop it! (Photos)
November, 2009: Professor Widicus Weaver, Brandon Carroll, and Mary Radhuber traveled to Pasadena, CA to meet with collaborators at Caltech and JPL. Brandon stayed for a week and a half, working with scientists at both JPL and the Blake Lab at Caltech on spectroscopy of astrochemically relevant molecules!
October, 2009: The Widicus Weaver group went on a retreat with Dr. Joel Bowman's group to Unicoi state park north of Atlanta to discuss current research and group collaboration. And of course there was hiking! (Photos)
September 18, 2009: Congratulations to Mary Radhuber, award recipient for her poster presentation at the 2009 Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium!
July, 2009: Professor Widicus Weaver, Thomas Anderson, Jake Laas, Mary Radhuber, and Jay Kroll embarked on a two week observing run at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO), located on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. They conducted a broad-band, high-sensitivity spectral line survey of the W51 and W75N hot core sources. They were also lucky enough to be at 14,000 feet above sea level to witness a solar eclipse! (Photos)
June 22-26, 2009: The Widicus Weaver group attended the 64th Annual International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. The symposium gathers faculty, researchers, and students from around the globe for a week-long symposium on high-resolution spectroscopy. The meeting is unique in that a large portion of the talks are given by students. (Photos)
May, 2009: The Widicus Weaver group attended the Center for the Chemistry of the Universe (CCU) Astrochemistry workshop at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Green Bank Telescope, in Green Bank, WV. The Green Bank telescope is the largest steerable object on land! (Photos)
May 11, 2009: Congratulations to Brandon Carroll, 2009 graduate of Emory University!
May, 2009: The group conducted its first oil change for the vacuum pumps, and Mary has the oil-soaked jeans to prove it! (Photos)
April 22, 2009: Congratulations to Jay Kroll, receipient of the 2009 Early Career Research Grant from the Emory Chemistry Department!
April, 2009: The Widicus Weaver Group hosted the Chemistry Department 4th Friday Luau! (Photos)
April 1, 2009: First light has been achieved in our lab! (Photos)
November, 2008: The roots blower and rotary vane pumps arrived from Oerlikon-Leybold Vaccum. (Photos)
October, 2008: The keys to the research lab were handed over to Susanna Widicus Weaver, and the new grad students and undergrad volunteers helped her move equipment into the shiny new research space. (Photos)