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Unparalleled Experiences

Harold Barnard

Undergraduates at LEPP and CHESS

Vaibhav Kukreja

Vaibhav Kukreja

Every day many Cornell students walk down Campus and Tower Roads, and many take advantage of the athletic playing fields—Alumni Fields. Meanwhile, few students may know that under their shoes lies a world-renowned electron storage ring and high intensity x-ray source for conducting research in elementary-particle physics and x-ray science. For Vaibhav Kukreja ’07, Nabil Iqbal ’06, Harold Barnard ’06, and Daniel Beer ’06, these facilities have become a major part of their undergraduate experience.

The Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics (LEPP) and the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) deal with complex areas of particle physics and x-ray science that require constant regulation and innovation. Undergraduate research is an integral part of these research centers. Kukreja, Iqbal, Barnard, and Beer have conducted valuable research for the advancement of the centers, as well as for their own higher education and training.


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