The Department of Physics congratulates all of the seniors who presented their Senior Theses in the first week of May!


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Artur Avkhadiev
with Advisor, Professor Richard Stratt (r) of Chemistry and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (l)
“Treading Geodesic Pathways through the Configuration Space of a Linear Polymer”


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Jack Butler
with Advisor, Professor Ian Dell'Antonio (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"Mapping Dark Matter in the Galaxy Clusters of the Northern Hemisphere"


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Zoe Canaras
with Advisor, Professor Jonathan Pober (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"Constraining Sensitivity to the EoR Power Spectrum"


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Rebecca Cheng
with Advisor and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles
"Studying and characterizing potential scale dependence of the sheet resistance of thin silver films "


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Evan Coleman
with Advisor, Professor Antal Jevicki (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"Maximal Chaos in Black Holes"


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Emanuel Dallas
with Advisor, Professor Mike Kosterlitz (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"2D BEC"


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Nathaniel Dick
with Advisor, Professor Savvas Koushiappas (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"Exploring the Inhomogeneous Distribution of Matter Due to Perturbations in the Early Universe"


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Matthew Dudak
with Advisors, Professor Diane Silva Pimentel of Education, David Targan, and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (l)
"Incorporating Computation in Introductory High School Physics"


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Cory Greer
with Advisor, Professor Ian Dell'Antonio (r) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (l)
“A search for dwarf candidates in wide-field surveys”


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Kara Hartig
with Advisor, Professor Brad Marston (Skype) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles
"Langmuir Turbulence in the Ocean Surface Boundary Layer: Towards a Sub-grid
Statistical Climate Process Model"


 


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Kairy Herrera
with Advisor, Professor Stephon Alexander (r) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (l)
"Investigations on Superfluid Dark Matter"


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Alexander Hirsch
with Advisor, Professor Rashid Zia (l) of Engineering and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"A Python Environment for Wide-angle Energy-momentum Spectroscopy Analysis


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Oliver Isik
with Advisor, Professor Derek Stein (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
“Detecting John Cunningham Virus Translocations through Solid-State Nanopores”


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Lucas Kang
with Advisor, Professor Jim Gates (r) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (l)
"Adinkras From Ordered Quartets of BC4 Coxeter Group Elements and Regarding
Another Gadget's 1,358,954,496 Matrix Elements."


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Marlene Ortega
with Advisor, Professor Meenakshi Narain (r) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (l)
"Methods for the distinction of hadronically decaying boosted W±/Z bosons"


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Andrew Marmor
with Advisor, Professor Savvas Koushiappas (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"Dynamical Friction....black holes"


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Michelle Miller
with Advisor, Professor Jonathan Pober (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"Recovering the Physics of the Epoch of Reionization using Semi-Analytic 21CMMC Code"


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Keegan Quigley
with Advisor, Professor Jimmy Xu (l) of Engineering and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r) 
"Physical Amplification of Chemical Colorimetric Sensing and a Transfer Matrix Analysis"
 


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Adarsh Sridhar Narayanan
with Advisor, Professor Brenda Rubenstein (l) of Chemistry and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r) 
"Using Machine Learning to Variationally Optimize Fermionic Wave Functions"


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Nicholas Stern
with Advisor, Professor Rick Gaitskell (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r) 
"Dark Matter Directionality: Effect of Nuclear Recoil Direction Relative to Applied Electric
Field on Ionization Yield in the LUX Detector"
 


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Dara Storer
with Advisor, Professor Jonathan Pober (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"Analysis of the Best-Fit Sky Model Produced Through Redundant Calibration of the MWA"


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Matthew Tan
with Advisor, Professor Rick Gaitskell (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"Linearity of the Hamamatsu R11410 Photomultipler Tube in cryogenic temperatures for the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment"


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Emily Yaruss
with Advisor, Professor Ian Dell'Antonio (l) and Honors Coordinator, Professor Jim Valles (r)
"Determining Dark Matter Distribution Through Gravitational Lensing in Low-Redshift Galaxy Clusters in the Southern Hemisphere"