Prof. Durst presented “The Physics of Peering Into Our Brains and Hearts” as part of the Science Pub in Rutland County, held in the Brandon Inn and sponsored by the Friends of Castleton Library. Now entering its sixth season, the Science Pub attracts 70-120 people to a local restaurant to hear a short presentation on a wide variety of scientific subjects, followed by lively discussion. The Pubs take place at 4 pm the first Sunday, November to April.
My students were featured in the January 2018 issue of the Vermont Genetics Network (VGN) magazine. “Middlebury College students Emma Moskovitz and Anthony Turcios presented their research from Dr. Michael Durst’s lab at the Optical Society of America conference in Washington, DC.”
“Assistant Professor of Physics Michael Durst discussed his biomedical optics research, which some day may allow high-resolution laser imaging of human tissue at the cellular level without an incision. He compared his work to ultrasound, except that his work deals with light rather than sound. Durst noted that this area of research is well-suited to undergraduate learning and enriching students’ understanding of physics.”
Emma Moskovitz (’18) and Anthony Turcios (’20) presented their research at the undergraduate research symposium in Washington, DC on September 17, 2017. The Symposium on Undergraduate Research is held in conjunction with the annual joint meeting of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society (APS-DLS). Emma Moskovitz’s poster was titled, “Optimization of a two-photon laser scanning microscope.” Anthony Turcios’s poster was titled, “3D Imaging with a temporal focusing microscope.”