Professor Jenny Magnes

At the forefront, Dr. Jenny Magnes brings unparalleled expertise in Optics, Molecular Optics, Spectroscopy, and more!

Jenny Magnes  845-228-8673  

jemagnes@vassar.edu Cell: (845)863-3822

Education: 

May 2003  Ph.D., Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Dissertation: “Observation and Study of the 43Dg State in K2 and

Electromagnetically Induced Transparency (EIT) with Emphasis on the

Open Molecular System”

Advisor: Dr. Marjatta Lyyra

Future Faculty Fellow.

May 2000 M.A., Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

May 1997 B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Delaware State University, Dover, DE.

(Magna Cum Laude).

May 1995  B.A., English, University of Maryland, Heidelberg, Germany.

(Magna Cum Laude).

May 1993 A.A., General Studies, Central Texas College, Uijangbu, Korea..

July 1987 Fachhochschulreife, Technology, Balthasar Neumann Schule,

Wuerzburg, Germany.

 

 Languages: German (fluent), Italian (basic conversation, reading and writing).

 

Fellowships: Future Faculty Fellow, Temple University (1998 – present).

 

Honors: Civilian Service Medal, USMA (2007).

Other Professional Activities:

 2011 Chair at the Undergraduate Symposium Poster Session,

FiO/LS, Rochester, NY.

2008 – present Society of Physics Students, Faculty Advisor, Vassar Chapter,

NY.

2009-present Conservation Advisory Council Member, Hyde Park, NY.

2006-present Board Member for CREOSA External Advisory Committee at

Delaware State University, Dover, De.

 2008 Chair at the Undergraduate Symposium at the FiO/LS,

Rochester, NY.

2005-2007 Editor for the Division of Laser Sciences (DLS).

2003 – 2007  Photonics Research Center Principle Investigator,

West Point, NY. 

2005 – 2007 Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society

Officer, West Point, NY.

2005 – 2007  Ethics Committee Member, West Point, NY.

2005   Laboratory Resource Committee Member, West Point, NY.

2004-2005  Officer representative for the Army track team,

West Point, NY.

2007 Chair American Physical Society and American Association of

Physics Teachers Conference at the U.S. Military Academy,

West Point, NY.

2005 – present Reviewed for

1. Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy

2. Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), U.S.

Army

3. Optics Communications.

4. Primus

5. Materials Chemistry and Physics

6. Applied Optics

7. Wiley (Book Proposal)

Refereed Publications: 

 1. Jenny Magnes, Kathleen M. Raley-Susman, Alicia Sampson* and

Rebecca Eells*,, “Locomotive Analysis of C. Elegans through

Diffraction,”   Conference Paper, Control number: 348 Session: JTuA –

Joint FiO/LS Poster Session I Pres. number:  JTuA39, FiOs/LS,

Rochester, NY, October 26, 2010.

2. Jenny Magnes, Margo Kinneberg*, Rahul Khakurel*, Noureddine

Melikechi, “Opto-mechanical Shape Analysis using Group Theory,”

Appl. Opt., 49 (22), pp. 4188-4192 (2010).

3. Jenny Magnes, Kathleen M. Raley-Susman, Rahul Khakurel*, Alicia

Sampson*, Margo Kinneberg*, Rebecca Eels*, Conference Paper,

“Diffraction Patterns of Live C. Elegans: Acquisition and Analysis,”

Biophysical Journal, Volume 98, Issue 3, Supplement 1, January

2010, Page 746a.

4. Jenny Magnes, Trevor David*, Rahul Khakurel*, Margo Kinneberg*,

Derek Olson*, Noureddine Melikechi, “Shape Recognition through Opto-

Mechanical Scanning,”   Conference Paper, Control number: 1405

Session: FMJ Pres. number:  FMJ5-  Illumination II: Vision and

Measurement, FiOs/LS,  Rochester, NY, October 20, 2008.

5. A. Lazoudis, E.H. Ahmed, L. Li, T. Kirova, P. Qi, J. Magnes et al.,

“Experimental observation of the dependence of Autler-Townes splitting

on the probe and coupling laser wave-number ratio in Doppler-broadened

open molecular cascade systems,” Phys. Rev. A, 78 (4), 043405, 2008.

6. J. Magnes, G. Schwarz, J. Hartke, D. Burt, and N. Melikechi,

“Optomechanical integration method for finite integrals,” Appl. Opt. 46,

6918-6922 (2007)

7. D. Burt, J. Magnes, G. Schwarz, J. Hartke, “Teaching Integration through

a Physical Phenomenon,” Primus, 18:3, 283-290, May 2008.

8. J. Magnes, E. Ahmed, C. Goldberg, A. M. Lyyra, Sylvie Magnier ,

Monique Aubert-Frécon,Yaoming Liu, Li Li, “Observation of the K2 43Δg

State by cw Perturbation-Facilitated Optical-Optical Double-Resonance

Spectroscopy,” Mol. Spec., 221, 72-79 (2003).

9.  X. Wang, F. Martin, J. Magnes, M. Lyyra, A. Ross, P. Dove, R. Le Roy,

“Born-Oppenheimer Breakdown in a Combined-Isotopomer Analysis of

the A1S+u – X 1S+g System of Li2″, J. Chem. Phys. 117 (20): 9339-9346,

Nov 22, 2002.

10.  J. Qi, F.C. Spano, T. Kirova, A. Lazoudis, J. Magnes, L. Li, L.M.

Narducci, R.W. Field, and A. M. Lyyra. “Measurement of Transition

Dipole Moments in Molecular Lithium Using Electromagnetically

Induced Transparency”, Phys. Rev. Letters 88, Number 17,Apr. (2002).

11. Fedchak, J. A.; Bailey, K.; Cummings, W. J.; Gao, H.; Jones, C. E.;

Kowalczyk, R. S.;Magnes, J.; Pipes, M.”The Argon Laser-Driven D

Target: Recent Developments and Progress.” International Workshop on

Polarized Beams and Polarized Gas Targets, AIP Conference Proceedings,

Jan 31, 1998.

 Presentations:

1. Rebecca Eells*, Michael Lueckheide*, Jenny Magnes, Kathleen

Susman*, Tzlil Rozenblat*, and Rahul Kakurel*, “Dynamic Diffraction

Analysis and the Transformation of C. elegans,” Division of Laser Science

(APS) – LS XXVII –– San Jose, CA. Symposium for Undergraduate

Research, Poster Session LMG4, 17 Oct. 2011.

2. Michael Lueckheide*, Rebecca Eells*, Nourredine Melikechi, Yuri

Markushin, and Jenny Magnes, “Quantum Dots on Silicon Wafers,”

Division of Laser Science (APS) – LS XXVII –– San Jose, CA. Symposium

for Undergraduate Research, Poster Session LMA21, 17 Oct. 2011.

3. Alicia Sampson*, Rebecca Eells*, Kathleen M. Raley-Susman and Jenny

Magnes, “Dynamic Diffraction Analysis of C. elegans,” Frontiers in

Optics and Laser Science (FiOs/LS Symposium for Physics Students

(RSPS), Rochester, NY, October 2010.

4. Rebecca Eells*, Noureddine Melikechi, Yuri Markushin and Jenny

Magnes, “Scattering of Poly Latex Microspheres and Laser-Induced

Breakdaown Spectroscopy,” Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science

(FiOs/LS Symposium for Physics Students (RSPS), Rochester, NY,

October 2010.

5. Alexandra Bello*, Varada Iruvanti, Chandran Sabanayagam and Jenny

Magnes, “iridescence of Beetles,” Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science

(FiOs/LS Symposium for Physics Students (RSPS), Rochester, NY,

October 2010.

6. Alicia Sampson*, Rebecca Eells*, Rahul Khakurel*, Kathleen M. Raley-

Susman and Jenny Magnes, “Layering Techniques for Modeling Data,”

Teaching With Technology Forum, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY,

April 2010.

7. Alicia Sampson*, Rebecca Eells*, Rahul Khakurel*, Kathleen M. Raley-

Susman and Jenny Magnes, “Diffraction Patterns of Live C. elegans:

Modeling Techniques,” Rochester Symposium for Physics Students

(RSPS), Rochester, NY, April 2010.

8. Rebecca Eells*, Alicia Sampson*, Rahul Khakurel*, Kathleen M. Raley-

Susman and Jenny Magnes, “Diffraction Patterns of Biological Systems,”

Rochester Symposium for Physics Students (RSPS), Rochester, NY, April

2010.

9. Rahul Khakurel*, Margo Kinneberg*, Alicia Sampson and Jenny Magnes,

“Study of Diffraction Patterns using Fourier-transform Techniques,”

Poster Presentation, Undergraduate Student Symposium, FiOs/LS,  San

Jose, CA, October 12, 2009.

10. Margo Kinneberg*, Rahul Khakurel*, Noureddine Melikechi and Jenny

Magnes, “Shape Recognition through Opto- Mechanical Scanning,”

Poster Presentation, Undergraduate Student Symposium, FiOs/LS,

Rochester, NY, October 20, 2008,

11.  “Opto-Mechanical Integration,”  J. Magnes, D. Burt, J. Hartke, presented

poster at the 2007 AAS/AAPT Joint Meeting , Seattle, WA, 9 Jan 07.

12.  “Quantum Dots on Silicon Wafers,”  J. Magnes, J. Hartke, A. Suhail, G.

Schwarz, presented at Army Research Symposium, West Point, NY, 3

Nov 06.

13.  “Spatial and Temporal Profiling of a Pulsed Laser” CDT D. Odera, J.

Magnes, J. Hartke, presented at Rochester Symposium for Physics

Students, Houghton, NY, 1 Apr 06.

14. J. Magnes, V. T. Davis, K. S. Hunter, L. L. Martin, L. A. Florence, M. R.

Fountain, “Characterization of Non-Linear Optical Materials through

Double Pump-Probe Measurements”, Department of Physics and

Photonics Research Center, United States Military Academy (USMA),

West Point, NY 10996, (2004).

15. Jenny Magnes, Angelos Lazoudis, Frank Spano, Teodora Kirova, , Li Li,

Lorenzo Narducci,“Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in

Diatomic Alkalis”, Physics of the Microworld: From Quarks to

Nanostructures, APS Conference, NY, 15-16 October 2004.

16. Jenny Magnes, A. Marjatta Lyyra, Ergin Ahmed, Yaoming Liu, Sylvie

Magnier, Monique Frécon, “The 43Dg State in K2 – Investigating a

Possible Gateway to Core Non-Penetrating Rydberg States.” International

Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, 59th Meeting, Columbus, Ohio,

June 21-25, 2004.

17. Angelos Lazoudis, Frank Spano, Teodora Kirova, Jenny Magnes, Li Li,

Lorenzo Narducci, Robert Field, Marjatta Lyyra, “Measurement of

Transition Dipole Moments in Molecular Lithium Using

Electromagnetically Induced Transparency.” Presented at 2002 annual

meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

(DAMOP), Williamsburg, VA.

18. J. Magnes, A. Lazoudis, T. Kirova, M. Lyyra, F. Spano,

“Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in a Molecular System.”

Presented at the 2001 annual meeting of the Optical Society of America,

Long Beach, Ca, Oct. 14-18, 2001.

19. D. Mohatt, R. Pradhan, J. Magnes and N. Melikechi, “Spectral Tuning of

the quasi-phase matched second harmonic generation via external

temperature gradient.” Presented at the 1998 annual meeting of the Optical

Society of America, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 4-9, 1998.

20. S. Benaich, R. Pradhan, J. Magnes and N. Melikechi, “Optical interference

effects in quasi-phase matched second-harmonic generation using

periodically segmented KTP waveguides.” Presented at the 1998 annual

meeting of the Optical Society of America, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 4-9,1998.

21.  D. Mohatt, S. Benaich, J. Magnes and N. Melikechi, “Effects of external

temperature gradient on quasi-phase matched second harmonic

generation.” Presented at the Interdisciplinary Laser Conference XIII.

Long Beach, California, Oct. 1997.

 College Activity:   Teaching:  

 1. Introduction to Physics for Physicists I (Halliday & Resnick, Knight),

lectures and laboratories.

2. Introduction to Physics for Physicists II (Halliday & Resnick, Knight) ,

lectures and laboratories.

3. Applied Optics (Pedrotti & Pedrotti), lectures and laboratories.

4. Laser Physics (Svelto), lectures and laboratories.

5. Modern Physics (Tipler, Ohanian, Knight), lectures.

6. Contemporary Optics, multi-disciplinary intermediate level course, one

year of science required, lectures and laboratories.

7. Quantum Mechanics (Griffiths), lectures.

8. Applied Quantum Mechanics and Optics (Griffiths and Fowler),

lectures (interactive).

9. Advanced Electromagnetism (Griffiths), lectures.

10. Lasers, Technology, Teleportation 

– (non-science majors course: http://pages.vassar.edu/ltt).

11. Experimental Physics (upper level experimental course).

12. Topics in Classical Physics, advanced beginners course is designed for

students who completed AP Physics B successfully.

13. Topics in Applied Physics. Advanced beginners course is designed for

students who completed AP Physics B or Phys 113/114 successfully.

Topics included: Chaos, dark matter, solid state physics, quantum

encryption and related physics.

14. Independent Research and Studies, one on one instructions and

independent studies in and out of the laboratory.

15. URSI advisor.

College Service:  

1. Wet lab committee for science planning.  My membership on the wet lab

committee was critical since I am the only person in physics who has

experience with wet lab facilities.  (2007)

2. Dean of College search committee. My contributions on the Dean of the

College Committee originated from the fact that I have some

administrative and leadership experience. Being new at Vassar College

allowed me to ask unbiased questions to my fellow committee members

and the applicant. (2008)

3. CCET Committee (2009)

4. Served as pre-major advisor for 9 students

5. Gave blog presentation for CIS (October 2010)

6. CCAS representative for physics (2010-2011)

7. Sub-committee of the Committee on Inclusion and Excellence (CIE)

recruiting and sustaining veterans.  Facilitated discussions on veteran

undergraduates.  Organized discussions between West Point personnel

(tactical officers and counselors) and Vassar

faculty/administration/counselors.

8. WMST Seminar (Feb 5, 2010).  An update on the Status of Women in

Science with Cindy Schwarz, Meg Ronsheim and Jenny Magnes.  Statistics

on course evaluations, funding rates, peer review and promotions were

discussed and underlined by personal accounts.  At least 25 people in

attendance.

9. Darwin Days: March 1, 2010, introduced Frances Sternhagen, who gave a

dramatic reading of a play about Maria Mitchell, Vassar’s first professor of

Astronomy.