After successfully defending his master thesis entitled “van der Waals interaction between Rydberg atoms and polar molecules”, Vanessa Olaya fulfilled all requirements to receive the MSc degree in Physics at USACH with the highest distinction. Vanessa will continue to work in the Herrera Lab at USACH as a research assistant, in preparation for graduate school applications in 2020.

The results of her thesis work are published in Phys. Rev. A 101, 032705, 2020.

Congratulations Vanessa for a job well done.