Blog Student Research

Nikki Sanford, BigSURS 2013

Simulation Studies of the Helium and Lead Observatory (HALO) Presented at the 2013 BigSURS Meeting, High Point University Simulation studies for were conducted for the Helium and Lead Observatory (HALO), the supernova neutrino detector at SNOLAB, Sudbury, Ontario. HALO consists of 79 tons of lead, with 128 3He counters which detect the scattered lead neutrons […]

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Nikki Sanford, 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting

SPS Mather Internship: US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Invited Oral Presentation at the 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida As a Society of Physics Student Mather Intern, I worked in the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Science Space and Technology. Nobel Laureate Physicist, Dr. John Mather, created this […]

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Jacob Brooks, National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2014

Using VPython Modeling to Design the Magnetics for an Artificial Cilia Platform Poster at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Lexington, Kentucky Cilia are a biological structure found in a variety of locations in the human body, including the brain, lungs, and kidneys. These cilia oscillate in a metachronal pattern, which causes a traveling […]

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Kevin Sanders, 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting

Incorporating Data Visualization into ZENODO Contributed Oral Presentation at the 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida ZENODO is a research hosting website made for all disciplines. It is built on the idea of all research shared, no matter the subject, no matter the status of the researcher. ZENODO was developed alongside and on top […]

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Stephen Vultaggio, 223rd American Astronomical Society Meeting

A Photometric Survey for Rapidly-Pulsating Hot Subdwarf Stars with SKYNET Poster at the 223rd American Astronomical Society Meeting in Washington, D.C. Hot subdwarf B stars (sdBs) are evolved stellar objects with high effective temperatures and large surface gravities. Theory shows that these stars were once red giants that were stripped of their outer H envelopes. […]

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Matthew Carnaghi, Spring 2014 NCS-AAPT Meeting

Computational Model of a Weak Spring in Uniform Circular Motion Contributed Oral Presentation at the Spring 2014 NCS-AAPT Meeting in Boone, North Carolina A computational model of a weak spring spinning in a circle has been written using Easy Java Simulations (EJS). The model calculates the spring extension in its quasi-static state. The model takes […]

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Stephen Vultaggio, 2014 High Point University Research and Creative Works Symposium

A Survey for Pulsating Hot Subdwarf Stars with SKYNET Contributed Oral Presentation at the 2014 High Point University Research and Creative Works Symposium Hot subdwarf stars are one of the least understood stages of stellar evolution. Some show pulsations that help reveal their structure and future evolution. We are currently monitoring several subdwarfs with robotic […]

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Ben May, Stephanie Pettit, 2014 High Point University Research and Creative Works Symposium

Emmy Noether: Contributions as a Mathematician and Physicist Poster at the 2014 High Point University Research and Creative Works Symposium Emmy Noether has made considerable contributions to mathematics and physics through her research and theorems. By analyzing her life and work, we provide an in-depth look at developing theorems and making mathematical discoveries as well […]

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Junjie Liao, Amiras Simeonides, 2014 High Point University Research and Creative Works Symposium

Framed: Physics in Non-Inertial Reference Frames Poster at the 2014 High Point University Research and Creative Works Symposium This project demonstrates the concept of fictitious forces, which are apparent forces observed from an accelerating reference frame. We captured video from non-inertial reference frames and analyzed it to determine mathematical models for each fictitious force. We […]

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