PGSA Meetings

  • Minutes from Thursday, August 30, 2012 [PDF]
  • Minutes from Wednesday, October 17, 2012 [PDF]
  • Minutes from Wednesday, January 16, 2013 [PDF]
  • Minutes from Thursday, April 25, 2013 [PDF]

2012-13 Officers

Position Person Photo Bio
President Johanna Nagy Johanna Nagy Johanna is a 3rd year Ph.D. student with an interest in Particle-Astro experiment. She is currently working in John Ruhl's group doing cosmic microwave background cosmology. Johanna served as PGSA faculty liaison during the 2011-2012 academic year. Her interests include IM sports, piano, and pets. Her favorite thing about Cleveland is lake-effect snow.
Vice-President Lisa Bauer Lisa Bauer Lisa is a third-year PhD candidate in the Imaging Group, working with Mark Griswold (Radiology) and Robert Brown (Physics). Her primary research interests are Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). For the 2010-2011 year, Lisa served as PGSA secretary/treasurer, and at the present she also serves as the GSS Health & Wellness Committee Chair. Other than Physics, Lisa enjoys playing tennis, traveling, cooking, and watching B-List shark movies.
Secretary/Treasurer Jim Mertens Jim Mertens Jim is a 3rd year grad student in the Particle-Astro theory group working with Glenn Starkman. He is primarily interested in searching for and characterising new observable cosmological phenomena. In his spare time, Jim enjoys swimming, throwing frisbees, solving Rubik's Cubes, and learning about web technologies.
Faculty Liaison Nick Goble Nick Goble Nick is a 2nd-year grad student working in Xuan Gao's group on strongly correlated 2-dimensional electron gasses. He enjoys biking, playing guitar, and watching Lord of the Rings.
Graduate Student Senate Representative Ben Saliwanchik Ben Saliwanchik Ben is a 5th year PhD student in John Ruhl's lab, in the Particle-Astrophysics Experimental division. He works on the South Pole Telescope (SPT) collaboration, where he is currently working on a Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo (MCMC) program for parametrizing galaxy clusters observed by the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect. When he isn't doing physics he enjoys reading, traveling, and camping.
First Year Representative Rosie Bramante Rosie Bramante Rosie Bramante is a 1st Year PhD student in Kenneth Singer's lab, in the Condensed Matter Experimental division. She currently instructs P121 Mechanics labs while taking the usual first year classes. She enjoys singing, reading, hiking, meeting people, and lazing about.