Date posted: February 15th, 2018

**Sam Llaneta with Andreas Berlind (Vanderbilt)**

**Dissecting the Angular Momentum of Dark Matter Halos**

We want to test the current theory that the dark matter of a halo imparts its angular momentum on infalling gas, dust, and stars that ultimately forms the disks of galaxies. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Methods for the Improvement of High Energy Cosmic Ray Shower Simulations

Johnathan Harper with Corbin Covault

Exotic forms of matter such as Quark Gluon Plasma and Dark Matter are difficult to detect. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Logan Smith with Julia Dobrosotkaya

*Analysis and processing of hyperspectral data with the purpose of classification*

Hyperspectral imaging is an advanced imaging technique that measures visible and near-infrared light reflecting off a surface. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Edwin Bernardoni with Rolfe Petschek

*Optimization of the Static First Hyperpolarizibility of Many Non-Interacting Fermions *

Large non-linear electronic polarizabilities would be advantageous for a variety of devices and have been intensely studied for around three decades. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Nicholas Clyde with John Ruhl

*Polarization Properties of Half-wave Plates*

Millimeter wave optical components are useful for current Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB) experiments in the field of astrophysics. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Kristen McKee with John Ruhl

*Measuring Scattering, Absorption, and Reflection Properties for Filters in the South Pole Telescope*

A current problem with many ground-based telescope experiments, such as the South Pole Telescope, is that the optical loading on the detectors is undesirably high. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Thomas Norton with Wojbor A. Woyczyński

*Stochastic Differential Equations Driven by Compound Poisson and Lévy Processes*

Stochastic differential equations (SDEs) provide a rigorous setting for investigating the dynamics of systems subject to “noise,” by which we mean source terms whose behavior is not deterministic, but governed by a probability distribution. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Andrew O’Desky with John F. R. Duncan

*Dynkin Diagrams and the Groups of Umbral Moonshine*

Elliptic curves are number theoretic objects with many important applications in mathematics, cryptography, string theory and beyond. …Read more.

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Daniel Pfeffer with Claudia de Rham

*The Accelerating Universe and Vacuum Energy*

During his senior project, Daniel Pfeffer will investigate the acceleration of the Universe. He will explore whether or not it is possible to screen the effect of a large vacuum energy and give rise the amount of acceleration currently observed by supernovae and other probes. …Read more.

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