Robert O. Pepin Fellowship
This fellowship honors the teaching and research career of Robert O. Pepin, a long time faculty member of the School of Physics and Astronomy and a member of the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics.
2023 Pepin Fellowship Recipient
Alexander is from Mahtomedi, Minnesota. "My area of research is gravitational-wave and multimessenger astronomy. I focus on two areas within that field: 1) using gravitational waves from binary neutron star post-merger remnants to understand neutron star composition, and 2) developing data analysis infrastructure for the future space-borne gravitational-wave detector LISA with a specific interest in characterizing "choirs" of combined, individually-faint gravitational-wave signals to study the Milky Way and the early Universe."
Yang is from Chongqing, China. "My research interest is in condensed matter theory, particularly in frustrated magnetism originated from strongly correlated systems. I study both purely theoretical models and real materials synthesized in the laboratory."
2022 Pepin Fellowship Recipient
2021 Pepin Fellowship Recipient
Qianyi is from China. The fellowship will be used to support his summer research in prebiotic evolution study. He is working on the study of non-linear dynamics of complex chemical reaction networks, specifically, models of prebiotic evolution.
2020 Pepin Fellowship Recipient
Santosh is from Kathmandu, Nepal. He plans to use the award to fund summer research to investigate how cells regulate the use of internally stored fat based on metabolic needs using super-resolution microscopy. He is focused on developing and applying single molecule imaging techniques to study biophysical processes.
2019 Pepin Fellowship Recipient
Chris' research is in computational astrophysics, specifically modeling the interactions of AGN jets with the intracluster medium as a diagnostic measure to probe the dynamics of the ICM.