are magnetic materials important in developing medical and information
technology? In a free lecture, a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
assistant professor will share his research as well as how his students are
building a force detector to learn more about microscopic nanomagnets.
Magnetic Microscopy of Individual Nanomagnets” will be presented at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 11, by Palash Banerjee of the Department of Physics and
Astronomy. Held in the Pinery Room of the Portage County Library, 1001 Main
St., Stevens Point, the presentation is the fifth in a 2013-14 College of
Letters and Science Community Lecture Series.
work in the lab is focused on two contemporary topics in magnetics research;
studying the properties of new magnetic states for possible use in
next-generation data storage devices, and developing a sensor for imaging
magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications,” said Banerjee. “By
working on these projects, students acquire a range of technical skills that
should help them as they transition from students to scientific and technical
earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Indian Institute of
Technology, Kharagpur, India, and his Ph.D. from Boston University,
Massachusetts. He teaches general physics, college physics for students in
the pre-professional programs and experimental physics for upper level physics
majors. His research interests are in studying the behavior of nanomagnets, and
in developing sensitive instruments to detect extremely weak forces.
entire College of Letters and Science Community Lecture Series schedule and
previously recorded videos may be viewed at www.uwsp.edu/cols/lectureseries.