David Newman on NPR Marketplace
Article written by Megan Murphy, CNSM Dean's Office
Professor David Newman's interview with Marketplace about his recently published paper went online today. You can also hear his interview at (http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/us-needs-more-energy-grids)
He and two coauthors just published a paper in the American Institute of Physics journal "Chaos," called "Does Size Matter?" It looks at electrical power grids through the lens of physics and determines that these complex systems have an optimal size. Anything smaller would be inefficient. Anything larger could lead to cascading failures. The result from this research could possibly be applied to other complex structures like the Internet.
THESIS/DISSERTATION DEFENSES UPCOMING:
Tapas Bhattacharya, PhD, Space Physics
Min-Shiu Hsieh, PhD, Space Physics
THESIS| PROJECT DEFENSES PRESENTED
Congratulations for the following Graduate Students who have defended in the last few weeks:
Robin Whittier, MS, Physics, "Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar Investigations of the Nighttime E-Region"
Jacopo LaFranceschina, MS, Computional Physics, "Transient spatiotemporal chaos in a diffusively and snaptically coupled Morris-Lear neuronal network"
Mark Graybill, MS Physics, "Recurrence Analysis Methods for the Classification of Nonlinear Systems"