ALPhA’s Laboratory Immersions

2014 Immersions

The following was the Laboratory Immersions Program for 2014.

May 28–30, 2014, at Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA

Experience single photon quantum mechanics experiments:

Mark Beck lead this session.

June 10–12, 2014, at Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Experiments with interactions of light and matter:

Isaac Silvera and Ron Walsworth were the mentors.

June 10–12 at Sewanee-University of the South
Sewanee, TN

A new offering:

Randy Peterson and Jim Parks were the mentors for this experiment.

June 16–18, 2014, at Miami University
Oxford, Ohio

Experiments with materials:

Khalid Eid and Herbert Jaeger were the mentors.

June 23–24, 2014, at Reed College
Portland, OR


John Essick lead this session.

June 24–26, 2014, at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton, NJ

Low Cost Plasma Physics:

Arturo Dominguez, Andrew Zwicker, and Jeremiah Williams, respectively, were the mentors.

June 25–27, 2014, at the University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Experiments with materials:

Steve Hagen and Bob DeSerio were the mentors.

July 7–9, 2014, at California State University-Chico
Chico, CA

Program your Arduino to do interesting things:

Eric Ayars was the mentor.

July 16–18, 2014, at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Microfluidics for the Advanced Lab:

Kevin Seale and Ronald Reiserer were the mentors.

July 23–25, 2014, at Bethel University
St. Paul, MN

Immerse yourself in one of these experiments:

The mentors for these experiments were Dick Peterson, Keith Stein, Chad Hoyt, and Nathan Lindquist, all of Bethel University.

July 23–25, 2014, at the University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Keep your knowledge of FPGAs up to date with this Immersion:

Kurt Wick guided this Immersion.

August 3–6, 2014, at Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY

Experiments using apparatus from Teachspin:

Jonathan Reichert, David Van Baak, George Herold, and Ram Rai were the mentors.

August 5–7, 2014, at Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

Experience single-photon quantum mechanics experiments:

Enrique ‘Kiko’ Galvez was the mentor.

August 6–8, 2014, at California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

Immerse yourself for three days in one of these experiments:

Eric Black, Kenneth Libbrecht, and Greg Ogin were the mentors for these experiments.

Registration was $350.00 per experiment and included lunch and one evening meal. Travel and Housing costs were the responsibility of the participants. Suggested housing and travel arrangements are posted here.

Links to ALPhA's Previous Laboratory Immersions Programs:

Questions about ALPhA’s Laboratory Immersions Programs should be addressed to Lowell McCann by email at