Summer 2015

Qualifying Exams



Derrick VanGennep
May 11, 1:00pm 2205 NPB
"Probing pressure-driven topological quantum phase transitions"
Chair: James Hamlin

Elisa Todarello
May 12th, 10:00am in 2165 NPB
"Is axion dark matter described by a classical scalar field?"
Chair: Pierre Sikivie

Gaoli Chen
May 13, 2:00pm in 2165 NPB
"Mass hierarchies and flavor symmetry"
Chair: Pierre Ramond

David Roffman
July 9, 10:00am in 2205 NPB
"Heat Transfer Through Harmonic Chains, Lattices, and Skutterudites"
Chair: Selman Hershfield


Final Exams


Justin Hugon
July 15, 2:00p in 2165 NPB
"A Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Decaying to Muons In LHC Data with the CMS Experiment"
Chair: Darin Acosta

Joel Mousseau
July 20, 1:00pm in 2205 NPB
"First Search for the EMC Effect and Nuclear Shadowing in Neutrino Nucleus Deep Inelastic Scattering at Minerva"
Chair: Heather Ray

Evan Thatcher
August 7, 10:00am in 2205 NPB
"Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics in III-V Semiconductors Gaas and Gap and Optical Properties of Layered Semiconductors MOS AND BII and Pyrochloric BITIO AND GD (MO1-X TI X) O"
Chair: Chris Stanton
Co-Chair: David Tanner

Andonis Mytidis
August 14, 2:00 pm in 2165 NPB
"Constraining the R-Mode Saturation Amplitude from a Hypothetical Detection of R-Mode Gravitational Waves from a Newborn Neutron Star: Detection Strategies and Machine Learning Algorithms"
Chair: Bernard Whiting