Sunday, March 27, 2016

2016 Physics Undergraduate Symposium

On Saturday, March 26th, the undergraduates of JMU Physics presented their research in front of their professors and colleagues.  Listed are those who presented, their research professor, and what topic they presented on.

Angelica Watson
Dr. Adriana Banu
Studying the (╬▒,p)-process in X-ray bursts using rare isotope beams

Evan Meekins
Dr. Derek Dolney & Dr. Adriana Banu
Fitting the Bragg Curve: Increasing the Accuracy of Proton Therapy with On-Site Data Analysis

Brian Seymour
Dr. Klebert Feitosa
Interfacial Bubble Deformations

Jason Ferguson
Dr. Anca Constantin
Searching for Accreting Supermassive Black Holes in Bulgeless Galaxies

Jacob Green
Dr. Anca Constantin
Exploring Long-Term Variability in Active Galactic Nuclei Via Monte Carlo Simulations of Optical Spectra

David H. Olson
Dr. Costel Constantin
Structural and Electrical Characterization of Amorphous and Crystalline Manganese Oxide Thin Films Deposited by DC Magnetron Sputtering

Justin M. Kaczar
Dr. Giovanna Scarel & Dr. Brian Utter
Effect of Angle Dependence on the Electric and Entropic Contributions of Infrared Power Generation

Thomas St. John
Dr. Giovanna Scarel
The effects of infrared radiation power variation on infrared power generation

Griffin Hundley
Dr. Sean Scully
Searching for Traces of Planck-Scale Physics with High Energy Gamma Rays

Justin Leas
Dr. Keigo Fukumura
X-ray Photoionization of Magnetically-Driven Accretion-Disk Winds

Olivia Cypull
Dr. Klebert Feitosa
Droplet Dynamics of a Flowing Emulsion System

Ian Davenport
Dr. Ilarion Melnikov
Classification of Landau-Ginzburg Theories

Josiah Lapolla
Dr. Dana Longcope & Dr. John Unverferth
Modeling the Effects of Magnetic Field Variation on Solar Flares

Sean Scro
Dr. Keigo Fukumura
Spectroscopic Modeling of X-ray Absorbers in the Transient Black Hole Binary GRO J1655-40

Aidan Gordon
Dr. Giovanna Scarel & Dr. Brian Utter
Modeling Chaotic Phenomena

Many thanks to everyone who presented!