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ByYonry Zhu (B.S. Engineering Physics, Class of 2017) I worked in Dr. Arthur Smiths lab during summer 2015 and designed a pulsed laser deposition system for fabricating semiconducting thin films. The system is meant to be a test bed for components that will ultimately be integrated into an existing molecular […]

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ByJacob Williamson (B.S. Astrophysics & B.S. Mathematics, Class of 2017) I worked with Dr. Ryan Chornock in Physics & Astronomy during the summer 2015 on classification of supernovae based on light curves and spectral data. Specifically, I focused on one supernova from 2005, SN 2005da, which was classified as a […]

The post Jacob Williamson | Burning Out Swiftly: SN 2005da and Its Curious Nature appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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ByJohn Theibert (B.S. Computer Science, Class of 2019) My 2015 internship with Dr. Julie Roche in Physics & Astronomy involved programming for the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) experiment. Dr. Roche assigned me to create a series of C++ programs with the ultimate goal of incorporating the results into the […]

The post John Theibert | Simulation of a Pion Trigger for the DVCS Experiment at Jefferson Laboratory appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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ByHeath Scherich (B.S. Physics, Class of 2018) I researched the theory of atoms in molecules during the summer 2015 with the help of Dr. David Drabold, Distinguished Professor in Physics & Astronomy. I was able to explore some of the tools that allow scientists to make detailed predictions about materials […]

The post Heath Scherich | Designing a Simulation to Study Silicon Clusters appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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ByGabriel Reineck (B.S. Astrophysics, Class of 2017) I began my 2015 internship in Physics & Astronomy by reading parts of Barbara Rydens 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 […]

The post Gabriel Reineck | Understanding How Cosmological Parameters Affect the Observations appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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ByDavid 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 […]

The post David Overton | An Indirect Way to Study 18F(p,alpha)15) in Novae appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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ByMiles 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 […]

The post Miles Lindquist | Photolithography for Micron-Scale Device Fabrication appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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ByBenjamin Hirt (B.S. Physics, Class of 2018) My research in Dr. Arthur Smiths 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 […]

The post Benjamin Hirt | Design and Application of Magnetic Halbach Arrays appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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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 […]

The post Cates Harman | Study of Jet Particle Correlations in He+Au Collisions at RHIC appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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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 beamoptics model using Comsol multiphysics software. The model is of a particular beam line in Edwards Accelerator Lab, and the […]

The post Erin Grimes | Trying to Steer the Accelerator Beam Into the Air by Focusing It Through a Millimeter Hole appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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