Physics students to present research at Fall Undergraduate Research Fair

Author: Shelly Goethals

The 2014 Fall Undergraduate Research Fair will be held on Thursday, October 30 in the Jordan Hall of Science. Events start at 6 pm, and twelve physics majors will be presenting posters in the Jordan Hall Galleria area starting at 7 pm. Representatives from organizations providing, promoting, and supporting undergraduate research opportunities will also be present.

Jason Saroni
Schematic Analysis of one and two-level nuclear shell model
Advisor: Mark Caprio
Coauthors: Morey Blinder and Mikala Barnes

Sean Brudney and Benjamin Guerin
Visualizing Nuclear Physics
Advisor: Philippe Collon

Patrick Fasano
Modernizing Plunger Control with Low-Cost Digital Electronics
Advisor: Ani Aprahamian
Coauthor: Trenton Kuta

Sean Howard
Stochastic Averaging of Resonant Auger Effect in Neon
Advisor: Lampros Nikolopoulos, Dept. of Physics, Dublin City University

Steven Jepeal
Production of Monoenergetic Neurons for Neutron Detector Research
Advisor: Christopher Lister, Dept. of Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Timothy Khouw
The Notre Dame Nuclear Database: Nuclear Data Made Easily Accessible
Advisor: Ani Aprahamian
Coauthors: Matthew Mumpower, Ani Aprahamian

Patrick McCormack
Modeling and Analysis of Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions
Advisor: Scott Pratt, Dept. Physics and Astronomy/ National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University
Coauthor: Scott Pratt

James Miller
Monitoring the Effect on C. elegans Serotonergic Neurons from Feeding with a Microfluidic Device
Advisor: David Biron, Dept. of Physics, University of Chicago
Coauthors: Adam Brown, Monika Kauer, Yang Li

Alexa Rakoski
Developing integration and extrapolation methods for no-core configuration interaction calculations
Advisor: Mark Caprio
Coauthor: Mark Caprio

Brandon Roach
Discrepancies in Nuclear Reaction Cross Sections and Implications for Stellar Nucleosynthesis
Advisor: Mary Beard

Sarah Russel
Prevalence of Symptomatic Avascular Necrosis and the Operative Treatment in Adult Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Advisor: Morey Blinder, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis