Jeremy Perrin ’13 has been recognized as one of five finalists for the American Physical Society’s (APS) LeRoy Apker Award. This award is given for excellence in undergraduate research in physics, and rewards young physicists for their scientific research potential.
Perrin completed his research as part of his St. Mary’s Project (SMP) on “Fermions in Randall-Sundrum Models with Two Additional Extra Dimensions,” which was mentored by Professor Erin De Pree. He was nominated by the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Physics Department for the APA award, and underwent an intensive evaluation process before being selected as a finalist.
“Dr. De Pree and I have both been quite honored by this recognition of our research,” says Perrin of his finalist status. “The subject matter of the research is certainly more advanced than most people would expect at an undergraduate level. I thank Dr. De Pree for preparing me for this research through new and improved courses in advanced quantum mechanics and particle physics. Without these courses, I certainly wouldn’t have been prepared to do the research I did.”
Perrin graduated summa cum laude in the spring of 2013 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in physics at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.