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ECEGSA Academic Seminar: Andrew Balk, NIST

The ECEGSA will be hosting its first Academic Seminar of the semester on Wednesday September 17th. The speaker for next week is Andrew Balk from NIST and the title of his talk is "Spontaneous magnetic fluctuations, the magnetic snowflake, and 100,000 R.P.M. fluid vortices".  
Pizza will be served at 11:45am and the seminar will held from 12-1pm. Additional information can be found below and an abstract of the presentation is attached. We hope to see you there. 
Location: AVW2460
Time: Wednesday, September 17th from 12-1pm
Seminar Title:  Spontaneous magnetic fluctuations, the magnetic snowflake, and 100,000 R.P.M. fluid vortices
Speaker Information: Andrew Balk is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from Penn State. His graduate research used low-temperature Hall effect measurements to probe the nanoscale flexing motion of magnetic domain walls, and he also developed a magneto-optical Kerr effect measurement to examine artificial spin ice structures. Andy is working with John Unguris to develop new measurement methods based on Scanning Electron Microscopy with Polarization Analysis (SEMPA) to elucidate the magnetic properties of nanoscale patterned thin films and magneto-electronic devices.