Saint Michael’s astrophysicist Alain Brizard gets $99,000 DOE grant

first_imgSaint Michael’s College,Saint Michael’s College associate professor of physics, Dr Alain Brizard, learned this month that he will be the recipient of a grant from the Department of Energy for $33,000 each of the next three years to support his research. The funding comes from the DOE’s office of Fusion Energy Sciences of the Office of Science. His research, titled, ‘Hamiltonian Formulations and Momentum Conservation Laws of Reduced Plasma Models,’ was selected on the basis of peer review of ‘scientific/technical merit and broader impact,’ wrote the Acting Director of the Research Division of Fusion Energy Sciences, Office of Science, in granting the award. ‘The new grant allows me to continue a series of federal grants from DoE and NSF while at Saint Michael’s,’ Professor Brizard said. ‘These grants allow me to do research with other scientists nationally and internationally while teaching at a small liberal-arts institution, where I can provide expert guidance to Saint Michael’s undergraduate physics majors’I find this a very fulfilling combination of work.’Research associates at University of Texas and University of Aix-Marseille Dr. Brizard’s work will include collaborations with the Institute of Fusion Studies at The University of Texas at Austin as well as the Centre de Physique Théorique of the University of Aix-Marseille (France). This theoretical work will be carried out by Brizard with ‘pen and paper’ at Saint Michael’s College, as well as on occasional summer visits to Marseille. The models developed by Brizard and his collaborators ‘will be used in computer codes in support of the experimental development of thermonuclear fusion energy as a safe source of energy for future generations,’ Dr. Brizard said. Alain Brizard backgroundDr Brizard, an elected member of the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering, has been at Saint Michael’s for ten years, where he teaches astronomy, meteorology, physics, classical mechanics and other physics courses. His research interests include space, fusion and astrophysical plasma physics, astrophysics and cosmology (theoretical physics). Alain Brizard is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and three textbooks: An Introduction to Lagrangian Mechanics; co-author of Modern Eikonal Methods: Theory and Applications in Plasma Physics (Cambridge University Press), expected publication date: 2011, and Lecture Notes on Gyrokinetic Theory (World Scientific Publishing Co.), expected publication date: early 2012. Alain Brizard, his wife Dinah Larsen, and their son Peter Larsen, a freshman student at Essex High School, live in Essex Junction with their dog Azzi. Learn What Matters at Saint Michael’s College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, www.smcvt.edu(link is external) . Saint Michael’s provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns. It is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 371 Colleges, and is included in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Saint Michael’s is one of only 280 colleges and universities nationwide, one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings.-30-last_img read more

Endicott Police ask public for assistance finding missing man

first_imgHe was last seen on April 10 at 4 a.m. at his residence on Moss Avenue wearing a dark colored shirt, shorts and gray and orange sneakers. Police are requesting residents and businesses to review security footage they have from April 10 between the hours of 4 and 8 a.m. His vehicle, a brown Jeep, was found in the 400 block of River Terrance on April 10. Anyone with information about Davy’s disappearance is asked to contact the Endicott Police Department. Davy is a black male described to be around 6 feet tall.center_img Criminal activity is not expected but has not been ruled out, they say. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Endicott Police Department continues to search for 30-year-old Dominic Davy. Police say “numerous leads” have been pursued.last_img read more

Gold Coast beach house reminiscent of 1950s era

first_imgIt has a warm and cosy feel.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We ended up doing a renovation on it and we made sure that everything we did … was all in theme of the ’50s and before then.“It’s all done from recycled products from houses.”The stained glass windows were reclaimed from other properties while the kitchen and dining room’s floorboards were once a basketball court.The project was a labour of love for the couple, who have lived in the property for eight years.An open sunroom, kitchen and dining area is at the heart of home and flows into a cosy lounge room, which has a combustion fireplace. MORE NEWS: Has this property started a sick trend? A cast iron bath is a standout feature. The owners spent three years renovating the property with a ‘50s style in mind. The quaint property at 20 Twenty Fourth Ave, Palm Beach is not what you’d expect inside.WALKING through this quaint Palm Beach house is like taking a trip down memory lane.The four-bedroom residence at 20 Twenty Fourth Ave has a distinct 1950s style with items reminiscent of the era featured throughout.Owners Mark and Darlene Powell spent three years renovating the house to reflect the decade it was built in.“We bought it as a 1950s cottage,” Mr Powell. MORE NEWS: Million-dollar sale sets street record It is listed with a price guide between $950,000 and $1 million.The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe while the remaining three have built in wardrobes.A retreat downstairs is home to a 100-year-old cast iron bath, sauna, workshop, laundry and bathroom.Ms Powell’s favourite part of the home was the sunroom, which inspired her art.“I have got an art area in the very front of the house where all the windows open up and the sun comes in,” she said.The couple were sad to leave the home but Ms Powell said their loss would be someone else’s gain.“They’re going to get something very unique and special,” she said.The property is listed with a price guide ranging between $950,000 and $1 million. They collected many of its feature pieces from other properties. The sunroom at the front of the house is versatile depending on house hunters’ needs. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Osa Masina removed from USC following suspension

first_imgOsa Masina, who is involved in multiple sexual assault investigations, has been removed from USC, attorney to his attorney – Photo courtesy USC Sports InformationSophomore linebacker Osa Masina has been removed from USC, his attorney said on Tuesday. The announcement comes just hours after it was announced that Masina and teammate redshirt sophomore Don Hill were suspended from all football activities.The two reserves are being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for sexual assault but have not been charged.“He’s now been removed from the school all together, not just the football team,” Salt Lake City-based attorney Greg Skordas said. “He’s not allowed to practice. He’s not even allowed to be on the campus.”Skordas said Masina was informed of the University’s decision on Friday and has since returned to his family in Utah.Earlier on Tuesday, head coach Clay Helton announced that both players would be suspended from the team.“Under the University’s further guidance, it has been decided that they have been suspended from participation with our football team,” head coach Clay Helton said Tuesday afternoon.Masina and Hill were not allowed to play in either of the Trojans’ first two games this season but were practicing with the team and permitted to attend team meetings.USC released a statement addressing the players’ suspension from the football team.“Based on additional information obtained by the University, Osa Masina and Don Hill have been suspended from participation with USC Athletics and the football team,” the statement said. “To protect the rights of the students and comply with federal privacy laws no other details will be provided.”Masina was served with a search warrant that allowed police to collect his iPhone and DNA samples on Aug. 25. He was suspended from the team’s season opener on Aug. 29 for an unspecified violation of team rules.Hill traveled with the team to Arlington for their season opener, but was sent home and did not play.Masina is also under investigation in Utah for a separate sexual assault case involving the same woman.last_img read more