Senior Theses

The following is a list of recent senior theses by physics majors.


Year  
       
Thesis/Title                            
Student                
            
2015 Studying Natural Ventilation Techniques with Computational Fluid Dynamics Kyle Bauer
  Automating and Calibrating a Scanning Tunneling Microscope for Use in an Advanced Laboratory Course Spencer Fuller
  Aerodynamics and the Application of the Ground Effect Hal Gordon
  How Physics is Utilized in Virtual Reality Anton Hud
  Determining if Hot Hydrogen Dominated White Dwarfs Have Dust Disks Jessica Luna
  Brain-Computer Interface Using a Non-Invasive EEG Headset Samuel Marrs
  Graphene: Exciting Applications and Future Prospects Sean McDonald
  How Dark Matter Affects the Rotation Curves of Galaxies Antwain Morgan
  Mirco-combustion Casey Peters
   Visual Analogs in Teaching Gravitation  Kevin Simms
 

Half- vs Full-Scan Modes in Proton Computed Tomography Reconstruction

Connor Whinery
2014

Detecting Exoplanet Transit with Small University Telescopes

Erik Davies
  Quantifying Optical Image Quality using Ballastic Photon Properties in 10% Intralipid Media Rachael Hachadorian
  Investigating Seismic Engineering Samuel Johnson
  Age-Rotation Relations for Young Low-mass Stars Within 25 Parsecs Benjamin Kidder
 

Computationally Modeling Heat Conduction in Micro-combustor Channel Walls and the Effects in Flame Position and Stability

Freeman Levine
  Characteristics of Non-Symmetric Edge Flames in Narrow Channels Casey McGrath
  Parametric Equalization to Negate the Effects of Acoustic Transmission Loss Murphy Ryan
2013 Studying Defects in a One-Dimensional Lattice Francis Acquaye
 

Improved Models for the Modes of a Loaded String

Michael Garcia
  Sounds and Spaces: Designing spatial localization and room acoustic labs Amanda Nussbaum
2012 Micro-Combustion: Modeling Reignition and Hot Spots on Channel Walls Duncan Ashby
 

"Equal Strangeness": Time in Relativity and To the Lighthouse

Emily Poore
2011 Thin Film Deposition: Evaporating Metal David Anderson
 

Better Astronomy Through Robotics

Taniela Havea
  Applications of Muon Physics Michael Nadal
 

Atmospheric study of HAT-P-7b in the Near-Infrared

Nathaniel Rodriguez
2010

Analysis of a convection origin for the Iapetus ridge

Emily Dahlberg
 

The Conductivity of Focused Ion Beam Carbon Depositions and the Josephson junction of (TMTSF)2ClO4

Liam Norris