Luquant Singh, a junior from Verona, Wisconsin, majoring in applied math, engineering and physics, received a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduate excellence in the sciences.
Singh began research at UW-Madison the summer after graduating from high school. He currently conducts computational plasma physics research on the Helically Symmetric eXperiment (HSX), a fusion energy device, with Professor David T. Anderson, the Jim and Anne Sorden Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Singh has earned authorship on national conference presentations and an in-preparation paper and serves on the design team for a new plasma physics device to be built at UW-Madison. He also attends the university on a full-tuition music scholarship for clarinet performance. In summer 2019, Singh will conduct computational plasma physics research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory under the direction of Stuart Hudson.
After graduation, he plans to pursue a PhD in plasma physics. The Goldwater Scholarship covers one year of tuition, fees, books, and room and board for juniors, up to a maximum of $7,500. Winners who are sophomores are eligible for two years of paid expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.