Monday, August 6, 2012
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Monday, August 6, 2012
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Checking in with Michigan Olympians: Week Two
'U' Professor receives
grant for physics research
enough for a spot in the finals.
But in the finals, the duo took m
last in a time of 7:10.54, about
Mikulak contributed to Team 15 secon
USA's efforts in the men's team team tha
all-around final, competing in
the floor exercise, vault, pom-
mel horse and parallel bars, but
the U.S. couldn't continue itsA
qualifying efforts, placing fifth
in the final. Mikulak will com-
nds behind theI
at took gold.
British Peszek and his parter c
in the men's pair rowii
chage on Monday for th
States, placing third for
the Final B - not comp(
a medal - on Friday. TI
second in the Final B in:
In his second Olympic appear-
ompeted ance, Willis shined in the 1,500m
ng repe- preliminary heats. Willis won the
e United final heat in a time of 3:40.92 on
a spot in Friday and qualified for the finals
eting for with a 3:34.70 in the semifinals on
hey took Sunday. He will race to defend his
a time of silver medal from Beijing in 2008.
they drew with Spain, 9-9, and
Armstrong tallied 10 saves on 19
shots. And in the final game of
group play on Friday, Armstrong
had a .500 save percentage as the
U.S. beat China, 7-6. In the quar-
terfinals on Sunday, the U.S. beat
Italy, 9-6, behind nine saves from
pete in today's vault final
Trowbridge and her
ner competed in the wo
double sculls preliminari(
Monday for the UnitedS
placing third in their heat
1. Hanson and seven other row-
ers took the silver medal for
Canada in the women's eight
finals, just two seconds behind
the United States. The Cana- Clary
dian boat finished in a time of backstrol
6:12.06 for the 2,000m race. It 1:54.71. 1
part- was her first Olympic medal qualifyin
men's and third international medal teammat
es last overall, winning silver medals behind h
States, in both the 2010 and 2011 World final, Cla
, good Championships, the 200m
p pac Ci*Ce OfY min onet
and he b
qualified for the 200m Brann
ke final with a time of 1,500m
He has the fourth-best fifth in th
.g time, with Team USA of 3:39.95
e Ryan Lochte right to qualify
im in fifth. And in the the semis
ry finally came in first. In to be spi
backstroke, he received failed to
gold medal in a global
ion, he beat Ryan Lochte
of Lochte's best events,
eat Lochte's old Olympic
oming in at 1:53.41.
en also competed in the
he second heat with a time
, which was good enough
'for the semifinals. But in
finals, Brannen appeared
ked and took a fall, and
qualify for the finals.
As a part of the Ut
4x200m freestyle rela
Houchin swam the firstl
qualifying race on Tuesd
ing the U.S. men to a f
finish in the first heat.
the relay qualified for t
Houchin did not compe
finals, as he watched h
mates take the gold med
Jaeger took third in hi
the men's 1,500m freest
qualifying for the finals
of 14:57.56 on Friday. On
in the finals, Jaeger took
time of 14:52.99.
After coming close to upsetting
the Russians on the first day of play,
Canada's women's basketball team
SA men's kept its lead this time and came
iy team, away with a 73-65 victory over
leg of the Great Britain on Monday. Phillips
lay, help- struggled again on offense scoring
irst-place six points on 2-of-8 shooting while
Though adding four rebounds. But Canada
he finals, could not close out against France
te in the on Wednesday, losing a close
is team- game, 64-60. Phillips continued
al in that to struggle from the field scoring
four points on 2-of-7 shooting. She
added seven rebounds, one assists,.
and one block. They then beat out
Brazil, 79-73, with Phillips scoring
eight points on 4-of-6 shooting,
while adding three rebounds, four
s heat for assist, and a steal, but had six turn-
yle race, overs. And Canada's medal hopes
in a time survived a 63-72 loss to Australia.
Saturday Krista Phillips' offensive struggle
sixth in a during the games hit a low when
she failed to score a point, despite
adding one rebound and an assist.
Canada placed in fourth in Group
B, which is good enough to make
the elimination tournament.
of a pr
int will allow for when they solidify into glass. She
compared the particles to people
re nanoparticle at a crowded concert.
Glotzer has taught at the Uni-
versity since 2001 and said the
grant will help her and her team of
By STEVE ZOSKI 25 graduate and postdoctoral stu-
Daily News Editor dents, and research scientists.
Glotzer said she is still unsure of
t week, a University pro- what exactly she will use the grant
checked her e-mail and for but has recently been interest-
ed a surprising message ed in entropy.
ng that over $500,000 in "I've been obsessed with entro-
money was headed her way. py lately and understanding the
aving applied for or heard of role of entropy in ordering stuff,"
ant, she initially thought the Glotzer said. "Typically entropy is
1 was a hoax. associated with disorder. We like
rer re-reading the e-mail sev- to think they're synonymous, but
mes, Chemical Engineering really, entropy is about options."
Sharon Glotzer realized a She added that topics such as
ry person had nominated her entropy and order are under-
new research grant award, explored.
offers her the freedom to "Sometimes a system can have
ch whatever she wants. more options by staying disordered
tzer has been selected ... that's something that's been
e Simons Foundation as a known since the late 1950s, but not
er of the inaugural class of necessarily fully investigated or
s Investigators. She will exploited," Glotzer said. "The idea
e $100,000 each year for the has particular importance for nan-
rve years, and the University otechnology and biology."
ceive additional funds. After Glotzer said her research usual-
'st five years, the foundation ly involves "order and frustration"
ecide to renew her funding and the search for patterns.
other five years. "I want to understand how
Simons Foundation was things get frustrated, how things
ed in 1994 by Jim and Mari- get unfrustrated and how stuff
mons to "advance the fron- figures out how to organize itself."
of research in mathematics Glotzer said her research is now
he basic sciences," accord- trying to focus on using nanopar-
its website. This year, the ticles to design new materials,
ation introduced the Simons including technology that could
igators program, which benefit "shape-shifters."
s 21 mathematicians, physi- "Imagine flipping a switch and
and computer scientists to causing a material to change color
e funding so they can spend to camouflage itself, or change
ttempting to answer funda- shape to move better, be stronger,
1 questions of science. or be more flexible when needed,"
in interview, Glotzer - who Glotzer said. "Perhaps we can fig-
lizes in using computer sim- ure out the science behind a T-800
ns to study nano particles model Terminator."
the grant allows more free- Glotzer added that her research
han other more restrictive has applications in the medical
, which typically confine world, among other places.
ch to certain specifics and "Being able to start at the
e results in a shorter period nanoparticle level, which might
e. Glotzer said she can use be a few hundred, or a few thou-
funds to research whatever sand, or even up to a million atoms
ants. ... gives you new possibilities that
is is something that really you can't have by just starting
me the time that is needed to with just the individual atoms and
lly deep in the fundamentals molecules because you can shape
oblem," Glotzer said. these nanoparticles however you
tzer added that the founda- like," Glotzer said.
ioked at her previous work, She explained that her research
ing research in the 1990s ismoreaboutopeningupthe doors
rund that particles in liquids for applications than the applica-
get in line behind each other tions themselves.
ed in Jr
versity consults Koepsell added that medallions
of cattails will be placed at the top
l residents about of the structure and arched open-
,L 1 ings will appear at the bottom.
sign of building Jim Kosteva, the University's
director of community relations,
By JOSH QIAN said in an interview after the meet-
Daily StaffReporter ing that it allowed the University
to hear the reflections of local resi-
ersity officials met last dents regarding the color, texture
y with local residents and character of the proposed
ng the proposed 725-car design. "There is some positive
structure between Maiden feedback regarding the designs,"
nd Wall Street across from Kosteva said. "But there is also
logg Eye Center. some tension and disagreements
announced that the con- on the part of some of the area resi-
in of the structure will dents."
n November and be complet- Kosteva added that the commu-
anuary 2014. The structure nity consultations are conducted
ned to be used by employ- voluntarily by the University but
the University of Michigan are valuable for incorporating com-
System. munity concerns into the design
he community consulta- and utilization of University facili-
niversity associate architect ties.
s Koepsell presented the - Timothy Mortimer, president
tic drawing of the structure of the Riverside Park Place Con-
is recently approved by the dominium Association, said visual
sity Board of Regents. appearance, air pollution and traffic
rding to Koepsell, on the congestion are all concerns about
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market celebrates it's 93rd birthday on Aug. 4, 2012
Proposed Wall Street parking
structure criticized byresidents
the structure from the community.
"We don't wantan exterior brick
color that will clash with the tan-
nish-brown color of our own build-
ing," Mortimer said.
Mortimer added that the Uni-
versity should be maximizing off-
site parking and provide shuttle
services to UMHS instead.
"There are a number of places
on Glazier Way for parking struc-
tures," he said.
Mortimer added that, on a hypo-
thetical grading system, the Uni-
versity deserves an F for making
the fundamental decision to con-
struct a parking structure in Ann
Arbor's river valley and a B- for the
current design of the structure.
Brenda Giers, a Wall Street resi-
dent, expressed concerns about the
construction traffic and noise in
the upcoming months, and said she
was more than happy to do so.
"This is the second meeting I've
been to with the University regard-
ing this issue, and I was really able
to voice my concerns at the meet-
ing," Giers said.
Tarwater also competed on
the U.S. men's 4x200m freestyle
relay team, swimming the third ' '
leg in the qualifying race on Tues-
day along with Houchin. As with
Houchin, Tarwater also did not Team USA women's water polo
compete in the finals, despite had success in its three games in
helping the relay team qualify for pool play. On Monday, U.S. beat
the finals. Hungary, 14-13, behind six saves
from Armstrong. On Wednesday,
west side of structure, a transit
center has been proposed for buses
that will transport UMHS employ-
ees to work. On the east side of the
structure, a landscape has been pro-
"We used an architectural style
that is representative of the build-
ings in this area," Koepsell said
during his presentation.
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