Recent Senior Theses

2015

William Athol
Senior Thesis: Design and Validation of a Zero Field and Low Field EDMR System
Advisor: Chandrasekhar Ramanathan

Matthew Digman
Senior Thesis: Gravitational Anomaly in Anistropic Spacetimes
Advisor: Robert Caldwell

Nina Maksimova
Senior Thesis: Testing Alternatives to the Standard Cosmological Model using the Cosmic Microwave Background
Advisor: Robert Caldwell

2014

Laurel Anderson
Senior Thesis: Experimental Control of Spin Chain Dynamics
Advisor: Chandrasekhar Ramanathan

Todd Anderson
Senior Thesis: Orbital Dynamics Model of a CubeSat Swarm Under Aerodynamic Torque in LEO
Advisor: Kristina Lynch

Spencer Diamond
Senior Thesis: Plasma Etch Characterization for Use in Cavity Optomechancis Experiment
Advisor: Alex Rimberg

Peter Horak
Senior Thesis: Attitude Estimation for Rocket-Borne Sensorcraft
Advisor: Kristina Lynch

Sarah Pasternak
Senior Thesis: Design and Early Verification of an Electrically Detected Magnetic Resonance (EDMR) System
Advisor: Chandrasekhar Ramanathan

Nathan Utterback
Senior Thesis: Kinematic Modeling and Analysis of the Galactic Supernova Remnant 3C58 (G130.7 + 3.1)
Advisor: Robert Fesen

2013

Benjamin Katz
Senior Thesis: Special-Relativistic Effects of a Microscale Oscillator on a Macroscopic Quantum State
Advisor: Miles Blencowe

Alexander Meill
Senior Thesis: Implementing Measurement-Based Quantum Computing in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Advisor: Chandrasekhar Ramanathan

2012

Michael Chilcote
Senior Thesis: Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Ionospheric Sounding Using AM Radio
Advisor: James LaBelle

Aryeh Drager
Senior Thesis: Using Multimedia Pre-Lecture Assignments to Improve the Introductory Physics Experience
Advisor: Robyn Millan

Emily DeBaun
Senior Thesis: Nonlinear Dynamics of a Biological Cell in a Uniform Electric Field
Advisor: Miles Blencowe

Nicholas Knezek
Senior Thesis: An Analysis of Energetic Oxygen Interaction with Europe in the Jovian Magnetosphere
Advisor: Robyn Millan

Amanda Slagle
Senior Thesis: Vector Field Mapping and Analysis Using Finite Sensor Swarms
Advisor: Kristina Lynch

2011

Dhrubo Jyoti
Senior Thesis: Numerical Explorations of Dipolarly-Coupled Chaotic Quantum Spin Systems
Advisor: Lorenza Viola

John Roland
Senior Thesis: Fabrication of Nano-Mechanical Resonators for the Study of the Quantum to Classical Transition
Advisor: Alex Rimberg

Julianna Scheiman
Senior Thesis: The Feasibility of Using POES Satellite Data and Ground-Based Riometer Data to Examine Relativistic Electron Events
Advisor: Robyn Millan

2010

Ian Boneysteele
Senior Thesis: Delta Pion Channels
Advisor: Timothy Smith

Laura DeLorenzo
Senior Thesis: The Non-Linear Dynamics of a DC Voltage Biased Microwave Cavity With An Embedded Josephson Junction
Advisor: Miles Blencowe

Ian Hayes
Senior Thesis: Microwave Resonators for the Study Of the Quantum-To-Classical Transition
Advisor: Alex Rimberg

Umair Siddiqui
Senior Thesis: Design, Calibration and Use of a Collimated Electron Source for Plasma Sheath Studies
Advisor: Kristina Lynch

2009

Evan W. Brand
Senior Thesis: Dynamics of an Oscillating Classical Heisenberg Spin Chain
Advisor: Miles Blencowe

Benjamin Chapman
Senior Thesis: Nonlinear Effects in Oscillator Chains
Advisor: Miles Blencowe

Matthew Schenker
Senior Thesis: VLBI Mapping of H2O Megamasers in MRK 1419
Advisor: John Thorstensen

Wendell Smith
Senior Thesis: The Entangled Twin Paradox
Advisor: Miles Blencowe

Steven J. Weber
Senior Thesis: Radio Frequency Quantum Point Contacts With On-Chip Inductors
Advisor: Alex Rimberg

2008

Phillip Bracikowski
Senior Thesis: Study of Mesospheric Dust
Advisor: Kristina Lynch

Alexander Crew
Senior Thesis: Data Analysis of Magnetic Fields from the ROPA Sounding Rocket
Advisor: Kristina Lynch

Parker Fagrelius
Senior Thesis: Understanding Quantum Mechanics: Entangling our Reality
Advisor: Marcelo Gleiser

Brendan Huang
Senior Thesis: Investigation of Microscopic Photon and Phonon Non-Demolition Schemes
Advisor: Miles Blencowe

Leon Maurer
Senior Thesis: Low Temperature Coulomb Blockade
Advisor: Alex Rimberg

Bennet Meyers
Senior Thesis: Bremsstrahlung X-Rays Produced in Lightning Stroke Events
Advisor: Robyn Millan

David Strauss
Senior Thesis: VLF Propagation Study at 24kHz
Advisor: James Labelle

Karl Yando
Senior Thesis: Monte Carlo Simulation of the NOAH POES Particle Detector Module and Analysis of Relativistic Electron Fluxes
Advisor: Robyn Millan

Jordan Zastrow
Senior Thesis: An Optical Study of the Circumstellar Medium in Cassiopeia A
Advisor: Robert Fesen