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The Sixth Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium (2016)


The Sixth Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium was held on October 28, 2016 in the Rotunda in the West Oval Room from 12-3. Seven undergraduates gave oral presentations of their physics and astronomy-related research at the event. There were also 6 posters. Topics presented are as follows:
  • 12:00 introduction
  • 12:10 Josh Pond: Distinguishing Ion Pair Structures using Pulse Radiolysis and Time-Resolved Spectroscopy
  • 12:25 Jiwon Han: A New Strangeness Fit to World Parity-Violating Electron Scattering Data
  • 12:40 Arvind Gupta: The Distance to the Core of the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy from the Mid-Infrared Period- Luminosity Relation for RR Lyrae Variable Stars
  • 12:55 Ben Gilbert: A Study on the Coffee Spilling Phenomena in the Low Impulse Regime
  • 1:10 Gage DeZoort: Anomalous Signal Reduction in the CMS ECAL Trigger
  • 1:25 John Hack: Distinguishing Ion Pair Structures using Pulse Radiolysis and Time-Resolved Spectroscopy
  • 1:40 Xueyuan She: Spin torque nano-oscillator achieved with point contact current injection
  • 1:55 Break
  • 2:00 Posters: Yash Shevde, Tyler Lam, Steven Stetzler, Nina Mazzarelli, Brian Seymore, Chloe Downs.
  • 2:45 Awards

    Abstracts for all presentations can be found here. Prizes were given to the best three presenters and top two posters. We would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding performance:

    Talks:

    • 1st place: Jesse Han
    • 2nd place: Arvind Gupta and Xueyuan She

    Posters:

    • 1st place: Brian Seymour
    • 2nd place: Steven Stetzler
    We would also like to give special thanks to Profs. Norum, Chern, Chevalier, and Arnold. We would like to thank the Physics and Astronomy Departments for support for prizes, and the College Councel for support for lunch.


    The Fifth Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium (2015)


    The Fifth Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium was held on October 9, 2015 in Newcomb Hall in the South Meeting Room from 12-3. Eight undergraduates gave oral presentations of their physics and astronomy-related research at the event. There were also 6 posters. Topics presented are as follows:
  • Adam Trapp: High Redshift Obscured Quasars
  • Yash Shevde: Simulation of Beam Heating in the Frozen Spin Target at the Mainz Microtron
  • Eric Culbertson: The NOvA Upward-Going Muon Trigger
  • Adam Antoszewski: Creation and Testing of the Simulation Basis for Neutron Polarimetry at HIGS
  • Hannah Kessenich: Studies of Cosmic Ray Veto Detectors
  • Emily Cubbage: Fabrication of Au Nanowires Using Directed Electrochemical Nanowire Assembly
  • Avery Bailey: A Modified Gadget2 Code for Early Universe Dark Matter Simulations
  • Victoria Gabriele: Mean-Field Description of Topological Charge 4e Superconductors

  • Prizes were given to the best three presenters and top two posters. We would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding performance:

    Talks:

    Posters:

    We would also like to give special thanks to Prof. Cass Sackett , Prof. Whittle, Prof. Neu, and Prof. Zheng for judging and providing feedback to our speakers at the event. We would like to thank the Physics and Astronomy Departments for support for prizes, and the College Councel for support for lunch.


    The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium (2014)


    The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium was held on October 17, 2014. Eight undergraduates presented their physics and astronomy-related research at the event. Topics presented are as follows:
    Prizes were given to the best three presenters. We would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding performance:
    We would also like to give special thanks to Prof. Cass Sackett , Prof. Kent Paschke, Prof. Despina Louca, and Prof. Xiaochao Zheng for judging and providing feedback to our speakers at the event.

    The Third Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium (2013)


    The Third Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium was held on November 1, 2013. Six undergraduates presented their physics-related research at the event. Topics presented are as follows:


    Prizes were given to the best three presenters. We would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding performance:

    We would also like to give special thanks to Prof. Robert Group, Prof. Kent Paschke, Prof. Olivier Pfister, Prof. Jongsoo Yoon, and Prof. Xiaochao Zheng for judging and providing feedback to our speakers at the event.


    The Second Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium (2012)



    The First Annual Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium (2011)