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Senior thesis presentations, Part I

Senior thesis presentations, Part I

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2:45 pm
Zoom (link via email)
PH403 seniors

Senior thesis 10 minute talks. Zoom link will be emailed in the weekly memo. Visitors, please obtain the link from the student presenters. Please join a few minutes before 3pm for introductions. The first speaker will begin at 3pm sharp.

Schedule (Thesis titles and biographies at

•3:00 – 3:10 Cade Perizzo: Analyzing Nonaxisymmetric Instabilities in the Formation of Star-Disk Systems, (Kathryn Hadley) •3:12 – 3:22 Hunter Nelson: Calculating characteristic timescales for environmental decoherence in the presence of thermal gravitons (David Craig) •3:24 – 3:10 Michael Boss: Solving the Cartpole Problem with REINFORCE (Guenter Schneider) •3:36 – 3:46 Milo Sprague: Application of Coupled Oscillator Model to Terahertz and Optical Control of Plasmon Induced Opacity in Coupled Metamaterials (Yun-Shik Lee) •3:48 – 3:58: Jin Kiatvongcharoen: Simulating the Dynein Motor Protein: A Monte Carlo Approach to Achieve Coordinated Stepping (David Roundy) •4:00 – 4:10 Justin Sheetz: Directing Cell Migration via Environmental Anisotropy (Bo Sun) •4:12 – 4:24 Joshua Ripp: Molecular Motors: Modelling Electrostatics Between Kinesin and Tubulin (Weihong Qiu) •4:24 – 4:34 Richard Puro: Photodimerization of Organic Semiconductors in the Strong Coupling Regime (Oksana Ostroverkhova) •4:36 – 4:46 Cooper Nicolaysen: Effect of Solar System Models on Pulsar Timing Experiments (Xavier Siemens) •4:48 – 4:58 Jessica Waymire: Illuminating amorphous oxides: Defect states and carrier recombination characterized by photoluminescence (Matt Graham) •5:00 – 5:10 Zachary Scroggy: Simulating Brownian Motion Experiments to Replicate Data from Optical Trap Laboratories (David McIntyre)