REU 2012

Symposium Schedule


Wednesday, August 8
9:20
Opening Remarks
9:30
Stephen Collins (Gordon College)Low Frequency 1/f noise in 2DEG AlGaAs Hall Bar Structures
9:45Andrew McElroy Modeling Circadian Rhythm in Cyanobacteria
10:00
Suraj Jaipalli (Huron High School)Assembly of Particle Clusters without Substrate Template
10:15
Break
10:30
Wadi Wang (USTC)Quantum Oscillation in Topological Superconductor
10:45
Zachary Kobos (USC)Optimizing Luminaire Beam Profiles
11:00
Eric Copenhaver (The University of Akron)Ultrafast Two Photon Transient Absorption Spectroscopy in Heme Proteins
11:15 Evan Losh (SUNY Geneseo) BOSS Calibration, A Step Towards BigBOSS
11:30
Lunch

1:30Monika Mohacsi (Adelphi University)  Laser Locking with Piezo Driven Frequency Modulation
1:45 Austin Little (University HS Academy) Tracking Vibrio Cholerae
2:00 Gladys Diaz Vazquez Effect of Ceramide on Phase Transition in Plasma Membrane Vesicles
2:15 Break 
2:30
Phillip SanchezPurification and Mutagenesis of Protein Farnesyltransferase
2:45
Anne Theurkauf (Lehigh University)Network Theory and Galaxy Clusters
3:00 Yuan Cao (USTC) Network Alerting System for USATLAS Based on perfSONAR
3:15
Break

3:45Saul Richmond-Rakerd (Brown)Magnifying Signals in Fluorescence Binding Assays
4:00
Christopher Hayes (Austin Peay State University)Plasmon-Enhanced Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy

4:15 Wayne Lester (Cass Tech) Measuring Nonlinear Responses in Solutions of Gold Nanorods


Thursday, August 9
9:45
Danielle Norcini (Penn State University)The Higgs, Muons, and Resistive Plate Chambers
10:00
Kurt Flesch    (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)Fabrication, Assembly, and First Measurements of a New Facility to Chacterize Optical Elements for Observing the Cosmic Microwave Background
10:15Danielle Sofferman (Adelphi University)Fabrication and Properties of FIB-Synthesized Ga Nanodroplets Arrays
10:30
Break
10:45
Eilam Morag (Huron)Nanocomposite Materials Targeting High Efficiency Thermoelectrics
11:00
Jamie MacLennan (Lawrence Technological University)Development of a Metrology System to Enable Daytime Observing by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope
11:15
Christiana Erba (University of Rochester)Toy Monte Carlo Simulations Mirroring the Kaon Decay Explored in the K0TO Experiment
11:30 Jennifer Miller (University of Michigan)The K0TO Experiment
11:45
Lunch

1:00Dina Rudelson (Huron)
1:15Wenjuan Zhang (USTC)Feasibility Study of H →a1a1→4 muons Detection
1:30Ben Hulbert Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Peptides at Varying pH
1:45Kareem Hegazy (University of Michigan) Calculating the Higgs Mass Resolution at ATLAS
2:00
Break

2:15Linda Poplawski (High Point University)DNA Breaks from Neutron Radiation
2:30
Sanle Hu (USTC)Soliton Boson Stars in AdS

2:45Elliott Countess (New College of Florida) Seeing the Light Through Sub-Wavelength Apertures
3:00Erin Gray (University of Michigan)Variation of Phase Transition Temperature at Different Stages in the Cell Cycle

3:15 Break 
3:30Cody Carr (Kalamazoo College) Photometric Redshift Estimation
3:45Brendan Faeth (University of Florida) Influence of Buffer Layer Morphology on InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Growth
4:00Tong Gao (Tsinghua University, China) Resolving Single Electron for Cantilever Magnetometry
4:15Joshua Engleman