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School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Wednesday, August 12th 2015
Speaker: REU Stduents, with Welcome by Alex Kamenev, University of Minnesota
Subject: See abstract for titles

8:55 a.m., Alex Kamenev, Welcome
9:00 a.m., Katelyn Koiner (Lucy Fortson) "Galaxy Zoo and UKIDSS: comparing bars in disc galaxies in optical and infrared wavelengths"
9:20 a.m., Austin Riedl (Michael Zudov) "Effect of low-temperature illumination and annealing on magnetotransport in very high Landau levels"
9:40 a.m., Aditya Dhumuntarao (Joe Kapusta) "AdS/CFT on Pure SU(3) Gauge Theory"
10:00 a.m., Shannon Dulz (Prisca Cushman) "Monte Carlo Simulations and Polymerization of Neutron Veto Plastics for the SuperCDMS Experiment"
10:20 a.m., Coffee Break
10:40 a.m., Matthew Libersky (Allen Goldman) "Ionic liquid gating of strontium iridate"
11:00 a.m., Bryan Linehan (Marvin Marshak) "Measuring the Sun and Moon Cosmic Ray Shadow on the NOvA Far Detector"
11:20 a.m., Sadie Tetrick (Cindy Cattell) "Global-scale coherence modulation of radiation-belt electron loss from plasmaspheric hiss: a further study"
11:40 a.m., Jon Huber (Woods Halley) "Magnetite Anodes used in the electrolysis of water"
12:00 p.m., Lunch
12:45 p.m., Wilson Lough (Vuk Mandic) "Signal Processing and Detection of the Gravitational Wave Background"
1:05 p.m., Miranda Thompson (Jim Kakalios) "Electronic Conductance in Silicon Nanocrystalline Films"
1:25 p.m., Joseph Mullin (Greg Pawloski) "Exploring Neutrino Oscillations at the Minos Near Detector"
1:45 p.m., Coffee break
2:00 p.m., Phillip Dang (Paul Crowell) "Magnetotransport Properties of Co2MnSi and Co2FeSi Heusler Alloy Thin Films"
2:20 p.m. Kylie Hess (Roger Rusack) "Fabrication of a Cosmic Ray Detector and Creation of Accompanying Data-Processing Code"
2:40 p.m., Timothy Schuler (John Broadhurst) "Auditory Discrimination in the Human Brain"
3:00 p.m., Program ends

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