Berko Memorial Prize Recipients


2013

  • Sandeep Choubey, PhD candidate, Building digitial logic with genes
  • Michal Dichter, BS ' 13, Signatures of Incipient Jamming in Collisional Hopper Flows
  • Gabe Redner, PhD candidate, Phase Behavior of Simple Active Colloids
  • Nate Tompkins, PhD candidate, Turing@101: Establishing the Turing mechanism using synthetic cells

2012

  • Michael Giver, PhD candidate, Stochastic Chemical Oscillations on a Spatially Structured Medium
  • Yuri Levin-Schwartz, BS '12, Going towards the light; single cell phototaxis and collective dynamics of algae
  • Samuel McCandlish, BS '12,  Bending and Breaking Time Contours: A World Line Approach to Quantum Field Theory
  • Andy Ward, PhD '12, Friction Between Biological Filaments

2011

  • Netta Engelhardt, BS '11 A New Approach to Solving the Hermitian Yang-Mills Equations
  • Timothy Sanchez, PhD '12 Reconstructing ciliar beating from the ground up

2010

  • Dan Beller, BS '10, How chirality and elasticity determine fluctuations in the edge of a smectic disk
  • Max Bi, PhD candidate, Stress fluctuations in granular materials
  • Nadir Kaplan, PhD candidate, Theory of Chiral Smectic A Liquid Crystalline Membranes

2009

  • Keith Cheveralls BS '09, Biochemistry on a leash: Reaction rates between tethered diffusing particles
  • Mitch Mailman, PhD '11, Jamming in Systems Composed of Frictionless, Ellipse-Shaped Particles

2008

  • Edward Barry, PhD '11, Self-Assembly of Colloidal Membranes
  • Emily Dare, BS '08, The Polarization of the Galactic Microquasar GRS 1915+105
  • Oren Elrad, PhD '12, Mechanisms of Viral Capsid Polymorphism

2007

  • Kathryn Piatelli,BS '07, Computational Applications Used in Microfluidics
  • Daniel Reeves, PhD '08, Membrane Deformations in Ion Channel Gating

2006

  • Eric Evarts, BS '06, Discovery of Frequency-sweeping Millisecond Solar Radio Bursts
  • Silke Henkes, PhD '08, A Field Theory of Jamming
  • Paul Weinger, BS '06, Modeling Dynamic Instability in Microtubules

2005

  • Benjamin Kaplan, BS '05, Study of measuring the Bs lifetime difference using Bs→K+K- decays
  • Ashok Prasad, PhD '06, Polymer dynamics in fluid films
  • Noah Ribeck, BS '05, Phase behavior in granular rods in two dimensions

2004

  • Benjamin Fisher, MS '04, Energy Landscape of Glass Forming Liquids
  • Richard Oberdorf, BS '04, Statistical Topography in Noisy Surfaces

2003

  • Allison Ferguson, PhD '06, Incipient Force Chains in Granular Flows
  • Elana Klein, BS '03, Statistical Topography in Noisy Surfaces

2002

  • Chi (Teddy) Chung, PhD '04, Relativistic Jets Throughout the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Kirstin Purdy, PhD '04, X-ray Synchrotron Study of Colloidal Liquid Crystals

2001

  • Caroline Geisler, PhD '04, Fast Oscillations in a Neural Network
  • Hui Yin, PhD '01, Studies of a frustrated spin model – compressible Ising anti-ferromagnet on a triangular lattice

2000

  • Alexander Krupyshev, PhD '00, Studies of Hydrogen-Terminated Semiconductors by Low Energy Positron Diffraction
  • Gregory Sivakoff, BS '00, Computer Simulation of Relativistic Jets

1999

  • Zvonimir Dogic, PhD '00, fd Virus: A Versatile Model System of Semi-Flexible Polymers
  • Tuhin Vermani, BS '99, Protein Crystallization: Towards a Systematic Method

1998

  • Dan Needleman, BA '98, Towards a Rational Method of Protein Crystallization: A Study of Lysozyme and PEG
  • Mark Sobkowicz, MA '95, Slow Dynamics in a Triangular Ising Antiferromagnet

1997

  • Dan Homan, PhD '00, Detection of Circular Polarization in Active Galactic Nuclei with the Very Long Baseline Array
  • Yonathan Melman, PhD '97, X-ray Studies of 2-ethoxy-and 2-methoxy-cinnamic Acid

1996

  • David Olmstead, PhD '99
  • Chun Zheng, PhD '97

1995

  • Zvonimir Dogic, BA '95
  • Lei Gu, PhD '99, Ordering Transitions with Structural Distortions
  • Joao Nunes, Phd '96, Two Dimensional Yang-Mills Theories

1994

  • George A. Moellenbrock, III,  PhD '99, "22 GHz VLBI Survery in Preparation for Space VLBI"
  • Jian-xin Tang, PhD '95, Isotropic-cholesteric co-existence and magnetic-field-induced isotropic-nematic phase transition of filamentous bacteriophage fd in suspension

1993

  • Kirk Hadeed, BA '93, Computer Generated Holograms
  • Rong Xie, PhD '97,  A new method of producing Positron Beams

1992

  • Xiaolei Ao, PhD '92, Small angle x-ray scattering studies of polymer nematic liquid crystals
  • Eli Mlawer, PhD '94, Knots and field theory