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Kapoor selected for Lindau Nobel Laureate conference

Physics doctoral student selected to participate in Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Yashika Kapoor, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics, has been selected to participate in the 73rd annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Kapoor is an experimental condensed matter physicist investigating novel electronic phases in two-dimensional Van der Waals materials, particularly graphene. Her research, conducted under the guidance of Associate Professor of Physics Erik Henriksen, employs cutting-edge nanofabrication techniques and broadband magneto-optical spectroscopic measurements performed at temperatures approaching absolute zero and high magnetic fields.

Yashika Kapoor in the lab with a dilution fridge
Yashika Kapoor in the lab with a dilution fridge

She is one of 650 student scientists selected from around the world to participate in the conference, which will also have 30 Nobel laureates in attendance. “The Lindau Meeting presents a unique opportunity to engage with physics pioneers, learn from their extraordinary stories, and understand the drive that led them to become Nobel laureates,” she said of the opportunity. “I am equally excited to connect with physics peers, foster potential collaborations, and build a network with individuals dedicated to advancing scientific frontiers.”

This annual conference matches up enterprising students from a variety of educational backgrounds with Nobel laureates. It is intended to foster mentorship between the Nobel prize winners and students looking to work in their fields, and above all to encourage international cooperation between members of the scientific community. The conference will be held in Lindau, Germany, from June 30 to July 5.