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Gabriel Reineck | Understanding How Cosmological Parameters Affect the Observations

Gabriel Reineck | Understanding How Cosmological Parameters Affect the Observations

By Gabriel Reineck (B.S. Astrophysics, Class of 2017) I began my 2015 internship in Physics & Astronomy by reading parts of Barbara Ryden’s book, Introduction to Cosmology, suggested to me by Dr. Hee-Jong Seo. This is where I learned the basics of cosmology. The book showed me how to view the […]

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June 27, 2016 at 1:04 pmIn Class

David Overton | An Indirect Way to Study 18F(p,alpha)15) in Novae

David Overton | An Indirect Way to Study 18F(p,alpha)15) in Novae

By David Overton (B.S. Physics, Class of 2016) My research in Physics & Astronomy with Dr. Carl Brune was on an 19F(p,n) reaction, specifically with regard to a few special discreet states of the resultant 19Ne. When I started, my knowledge of nuclear physics was limited to say the least. I […]

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June 27, 2016 at 12:27 pmIn Class

Miles Lindquist | Photolithography for Micron-Scale Device Fabrication

Miles Lindquist | Photolithography for Micron-Scale Device Fabrication

By Miles Lindquist (B.S. Astrophysics, Class of 2017) The main goal of my 2015 internship in Physics & Astronomy was to optimize the process of photolithography. I worked with Dr. Eric Stinaff, who had been developing the process with students. With his help, I managed to find a process that developed […]

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June 27, 2016 at 12:06 pmIn Class

Benjamin Hirt | Design and Application of Magnetic Halbach Arrays

Benjamin Hirt | Design and Application of Magnetic Halbach Arrays

By Benjamin Hirt (B.S. Physics, Class of 2018) My research in Dr. Arthur Smith’s lab in Physics & Astronomy was about finding out if substances would stretch when put under a permanent magnetic field. To achieve a high magnetic field, we arranged the magnets in a Halbach array to maximize the […]

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June 27, 2016 at 11:46 amIn Class

Cates Harman | Study of Jet Particle Correlations in He+Au Collisions at RHIC

Cates Harman | Study of Jet Particle Correlations in He+Au Collisions at RHIC

By Cates Harman (B.S. Physics, Class of 2016) During the summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to intern in Physics & Astronomy with Dr. Justin Frantz, who specializes in nuclear physics, specifically the study of quantum chromodynamics. Among other things, Dr. Frantz is working on measurements of high-energy helium […]

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June 27, 2016 at 11:39 amIn Class

Erin Grimes | Trying to Steer the Accelerator Beam Into the Air by Focusing It Through a Millimeter Hole

Erin Grimes | Trying to Steer the Accelerator Beam Into the Air by Focusing It Through a Millimeter Hole

By Erin Grimes (B.S. Physics and Applied Mathematics, Class of 2016) During the summer 2015, I continued my internship with Dr. David Ingram in Physics & Astronomy building an ion beam optics model using Comsol multiphysics software. The model is of a particular beam line in Edward’s Accelerator Lab, and the […]

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June 27, 2016 at 11:29 amIn Class

Miguel Gomez | Spectroscopy of a Young Type II Supernova

Miguel Gomez |  Spectroscopy of a Young Type II Supernova

By Miguel Gomez (B.S. Physics and B.S. Computer Science, Class of 2016) I had the opportunity to work as an intern with Dr. Ryan Chornock in Physics & Astronomy during summer 2015. My research focused on spectral reduction on standard stars and supernovae in order to determine their evolutionary life cycle. One […]

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June 27, 2016 at 11:02 amIn Class