# Physics Senior Work: 2010 - present

**2017**

**Eduardo Alejandro, 2017.**Characterizing Charged Coupled Device Cameras. (Stephen Ratcliff)**E. Noelle Blose, 2017.**An Introduction to the Integer Quantum Hall Effect. (Noah Graham)**Milena Crnogorcevic, 2017.**Probing Quasar/Galaxy Co-Evolution with OSIRIS. (Eilat Glikman)**Max deJong, 2017.**Detection Electronics for Scanning Laser Microscopy. (Michael Durst)**Ian Delabie, 2017.**Characterization of Frequency Generating Devices and Disciplination of Cesium Atomic Clocks. (Anne Goodsell)**Rene Gonzalez, 2017.**Modeling Rubidium-85 Trajectories in Preparation for Ionizing-Wire Installation. (Anne Goodsell)**Gurlyn Singh Grewal, 2017.**Integer Quantum Hall Effect in GaAs Heterostructure. (Susan Watson)**Jing He, 2017.**Calibration of a Numerical Hydrodynamic Model of the Inland Sea in Lake Champlain. (Noah Graham)**Cole Hilscher, 2017.**Searching for Dust-Reddened Quasars in Stripe 82. (Eilat Glikman)**Jovita Kar Ching Ho, 2017.**Application of Savitsky-Golay Filters in Analyzing Chaotic Nonlinear Dynamics of a Damped, Driven, Chaotic Torsional Pendulum. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Noah Klammer, 2017.**Smart Tracking to Increase the Efficiency of the Middlebury College Solar Farm. (Richard Wolfson)**Sarah Lake, 2017.**Assembly of a Fiber-optic Probe for Raman Spectrographic Analysis. (Stephen Ratcliff)**Colin Laurence, 2017.**Shaping Ultrashort Laser Pulses Using an Electrically Tunable Lens. (Michael Durst)**Larson Lovdal, 2017.**Construting a Simple and Versatile Optical Tweezer. (Anne Goodsell)**Bryce McIntyre, 2017.**Measurement of Magnetic Fields with a GaAs Quantum Hall Sensor. (Susan Watson)**Kirsten McNeil, 2017.**Dispersion and Nonlinearities in Optical Fiber Delivery. (Michael Durst)**Alex Nichols, 2017.**Adding Depolarization Measurements to Raman Spectroscopy. (Stephen Ratcliff)**Evan Patz, 2017.**Effects of Magnetic Field on Measurements of Launched Rubidium-85 Atoms. (Anne Goodsell)**Asa Phillips, 2017.**Parallel Programming and High Performance Computation: Analyzing Chaotic Data. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Vivian Sabla, 2017.**Using the Crank-Nicolson Method to Numerically Model Nonlinear Wave Equations. (Noah Graham)**Felix Yanwei Wang, 2017.**On the Efficiency of Bird-inspired Dual-wing Generator. (Richard Wolfson)**Alex Williamson, 2017.**Reduction of GNIRS Cross-Dispersed Spectra for Dust Reddened Quasars. (Eilat Glikman)

**2016**

**Bracken, Robert,****2016.**AGN X-ray Analysis: Development of Column Density Simulations Through Application of Clumpy Torus Model. (Eilat Glikman)**Conroy, Kevin, 2016.**Zero Point Calibrations of the Middlebury College Observatory's CCD Camera. (Eilat Glikman)**Drobac, Alec, 2016.**Predicting Optical Light Obscuration in Active Galactic Nuclei using Monte Carlo Simulation. (Eilat Glikman)**Egan, Spencer, 2016.**Solitons and Oscillons in Lattice Field Theories. (Noah Graham)**Epstein, Jacob, 2016.**Construction and Characterization of an Upright Two-Photon Microscope. (Michael Durst)**Erwin, Emma, 2016.**Launching Laser-Cooled Atoms. (Anne Goodsell)**Feinberg, Eli, 2016.**Quantum Bit Detection Schemes using Radio Frequency Reflectometry. (Susan Watson)**Friedrichs, Drew, 2016.**A COMSOL Fluid Dynamics Evaluation of the R/V David Folger. (Rich Wolfson)**Ghimire, Biswash, 2016.**CUDA C Implementation of the Parareal Algorithm. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Ghimire, Biswash, 2016.**Second-Order Parareal Algorithm in Mathematica. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Goodman, William, 2016.**Fourier Transforms and Musical Chord Identification. (Noah Graham)**Gordon, Teddy, 2016.**Detection Electronics for a Laser Scanning Microscope. (Michael Durst)**Judy, Michael, 2016.**Optical Tweezers for Middlebury College. (Anne Goodsell)**Longo, Richard, 2016.**Observing and Analyzing Laser-cooled Atoms. (Anne Goodsell)**Matt, Sebastian, 2016.**Analyzing the Casimir Effect by Quantum Scattering. (Noah Graham)**Robey, Kyle, 2016.**Characterization of a Temporal Focusing Microscope. (Michael Durst)**Ronan, James, 2016.**Using Symmetry in Physics with Representations and Lie Groups. (Noah Graham)**Schaaf, Wilder Evans, 2016.**Characterization of the Effects of Magnetic Field on Niobium Nitride Inductors. (Susan Watson)**Slotkin, Peter, 2016.**Dark Matter in the Earth-Region. (Rich Wolfson)**Warner, Ross, 2016.**Image Processing with Fourier Transforms. (Noah Graham)**Wojciechowicz, Matthew, 2016.**An Integer Quantum Hall Effect in a GaAs Heterostructure. (Susan Watson)

**2015**

**Anderson, Benjamin, 2015.**Solving the Equations of Stellar Structure with Mathematica. (Stephen Ratcliff)**Bakker, Noah, 2015.**Quantized Conductance in Gold Wire. (Susan Watson)**Ballard, Jonathan, 2015.**Creating a 3D Microscope Using Commerical Depth Sensors. (Michael Durst)**Egan, Spencer, 2015.**Solitons and Oscillons in Gauge Invariant Lattice Field Theories. (Noah Graham)**Feinman, Jason Daniel Saunders, 2015.**The Effects of Climate Change: Modeling Energy Consumption of Residential Buildings. (Rich Wolfson)**Habib, Adela, 2015.**Spectral Energy Distributions of RED Quasars. (Eilat Glikman)**Henry, Brandon, 2015.**The Random Field Ising Model and Applications to the Financial Markets. (Noah Graham)**Hobbie, Jacob, 2015.**Numerical and Parallel Computation Techniques in Physics. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Hunsicker, John Quincy, 2015.**Studies of the Energy Generating Mechanisms in Redshift Four Quasars. (Eilat Glikman)**Isaacs, Zack, 2015.**The Integer Quantum Hall Effect in a GaAs Heterostructure. (Susan Watson)**Liang, Kevin, 2015.**Spinors, Rotations, and the Foucault Pendulum. (Jeffrey Dunham)**McIntyre, Colin Alex, 2015.**Building a Laser Scanning Microscope. (Michael Durst)**Schiff, Adam R., 2015.**Effects of Varying Metallicity in Solar-Like Stars. (Stephen Ratcliff)**Taft, Kristen, 2015.**Analysis of Middlebury's Solar Tracker Array. (Rich Wolfson)**Wood, Jake, 2015.**Modeling Numerical Solutions to Partial Differential Equations: A Study in Waves. (Noah Graham)

**2014**

**Beatty, Nate, 2014.**Multimode Laser Wavelength Measurement. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Coughlin, Benjamin, 2014.**Methods of Spin Decoupling in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Harper, Colleen, 2014.**Preparing for Initial Observations of Laser-cooled Atoms. (Anne Goodsell)**Harvey, Duncan Peter, 2014.**Raman Spectroscopy and Spectrograph Design. (Stephen Ratcliff)**Hemphill, Eric, 2014.**Integer Quantum Hall Effect in a GaAs Heterostructure. (Susan Watson)**Henry, Brandon, 2014.**Applications of Renormalization Group Theory to Random Field Markov Processes and Financial Markets. (Noah Graham)**Hughes, Philip M., 2014.**Understanding Draker Data Acquisition on Middlebury’s Solar Farm. (Rich Wolfson)**Kjellstrand, Björn, 2014.**An Introduction to the Renormalization Group and its Applications. (Noah Graham)**Lustgarten, Benjamin, 2014.**Building a Helium-Neon Laser and Analyzing Optical Properties. (Anne Goodsell)**Mailly, Madeline, 2014.**Identifying Red Quasar Host Galaxy Morphologies. (Eilat Glikman)**Najarian, Maya Lin, 2014.**Using Integral-Field Spectroscopy of Dust Obscured Quasars to Probe Quasar/Galaxy Co-Evolution. (Eilat Glikman)**Schaaf, Wilder Evans, 2014.**Characterization of the Effects of Magnetic Field on Niobium Nitride Inductor. (Susan Watson)

**2013**

**Campbell, Kendrick, 2013.**Emission-Line Images and Fluxes of CTB1, Milne 56, and CTB 109. (Frank Winkler)**Fitzpatrick, Mattias, 2013.**Fast Readout of Gate-Defined Quantum Dots in One-Dimensional Structures. (Susan Watson)**Forrow, Aden, 2013.**The Variable-Phase Method in Dirac Scattering. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Gerschel, Misha, 2013.**Designing and Building a Light-Sensitive Sun Tracker. (Rich Wolfson)**Grossman, Matthew, 2013.**GPU Programming for Physics Applications. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Gyory, Will, 2013.**Exploring Rotational Motion with Geometric Algebra. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Philip, Henry R., 2013.**Implementation of Circuits for Laser Temperature Stability. (Anne Goodsell)**Putko, Joseph, 2013.**Tycho's Supernova Remnant: Optical Proper Motions. (P. Frank Winkler)**Scully, Brendan Johannes, 2013.**Modeling the Energy Output of Photovoltaic Systems. (Stephen Ratcliff)**Torman, Andrew, 2013.**Heat Transfer with Application to Nuclear Reactors. (Rich Wolfson)**Weidner, Erik, 2013.**Modelling Trajectories of Rydberg Atoms in an Electric Field. (Anne Goodsell)**Weigl, Dustin, 2013.**Examining the Potential Difference Created at Resonant Frequencies in a Piezoelectric Material. (Rich Wolfson)**Wentz, Karly, 2013.**Optimization of an Energy-Producing Spin Bike. (Stephen Ratcliff)

**2012**

**Ansari, Talha, 2012.**The Curious Case of SR830: Mysterious Oscillations of the Lock-in Amplifier Output. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Basarab, Brett, 2012.**Wormholes and Interstellar Travel. (Noah Graham)**Clement, Alexander, 2012.**Designing a Stabilized Laser System for Laser Cooling. (Anne Goodsell)**Delaney, Marc, 2012.**Searching for Supernova Remnants in Galaxy NGC 6946 through Deep High Resolution Imaging in Hα, S II and O III Emission Lines (Frank Winkler)**Ellis, Spencer, 2012.**Effects of the Sunspot Cycle on U.S. Climate. (Richard Wolfson)**Fitzsimmons, Connor, 2012.**Vacuum Chamber Design for a Magneto-Optical Trap. (Anne Goodsell)**Hathaway, Samuel, 2012.**Identification of Isotopes Via Particle Track Measurement in a Diffusion Cloud Chamber. (Stephen Ratcliff)**Keiser, Andre, 2012.**Modeling 3-D Magnetic Fields in the Solar Corona. (Richard Wolfson)**Kunz, Sabine, 2012.**Solid State Hydrogen Storage. (Noah Graham)**Maroscher, Eli, 2012.**Modeling Fractals in Stereoscopic 3D. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Montroy, John, 2012.**Moving Towards Fiber Optics. (Anne Goodsell)**Ogren, Kristofer, 2012.**The Coincidence Method in Nuclear Physics. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Schanz-Garbassi, Astrid, 2012.**Properties of Piezoelectric Energy Generation. (Rich Wolfson)**Shaw, Erik, 2012.**The Weak Field Zeeman Effect in Atomic Mercury and Argon. (Stephen Ratcliff)

**2011**

**Allen, Brent, 2011.**Direct Detection of Gravitational Radiation. (Noah Graham)**Brown, Benjamin, 2011.**Stellar Spectroscopy: Velocity Curves of Pulsating & Binary Starts with IRAF. (Stephen Ratcliff)**Curme, Chester, 2011.**Critical Phenomena and Vehicular Traffic Models. (Noah Graham)**Garrett, John William, 2011.**Visual Processing in the Eye. (Noah Graham)**Xuefeng Liao, Quincy, 2011.**Models and Simulations of Ferromagnetic Hysteresis. (Stephen Ratcliff)**Martin, William Campbell, 2011.**The Bionic Platypus: Design and Implementation of a Pectoral Rowing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. (Susan Watson)**Mercer, Cameron M., 2011.**Petrogenesis of Two New Eucrites from Northwest Africa: Evidence from Petrography, Mineral Chemistry, and Bulk Chemistry. (Anne Goodsell)**Stark, Thomas, 2011.**The Road to Laser Cooling Rubidium Vapor. (Anne Goodsell)**Stensland, Jared, 2011.**Measuring the Band Gaps of Silicon and Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes. (Susan Watson)**Waite, Hannah, 2011.**Building a Laser Harp. (Stephen Ratcliff)**Walker, Hilary, 2011.**Tunneling Probability of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Woods, Nathaniel, 2011.**Gamma Ray Spectroscopy of Heavily Shielded Sources. (Jeffrey Dunham)

**2010**

**Aibar, Belfor Daniel, 2010.**The Hall Effect: A Tool for Undergraduate Study. (Susan Watson)**Alidoust, Nasser, 2010.**Torque Magnetometry In Niobium Thin Films And Stripe Phase LBCO. (Noah Graham)**Crow, Daniel E, 2010.**Group Theory, Representation Theory And Their Applications In Physics. (Noah Graham)**Erwin, Jenny Rose, 2010.**Small Scale Energy Harvesting: An Adaptation Of The Windbelt. (Susan Watson)**Freundlich, Charlie, 2010.**How Green Is The Biomass Plant? (Rich Wolfson)**Jia, Eliot, 2010.**Training a Hidden Markov Model for Speech Recognition. (Noah Graham)**Kennedy, Max Clayton, 2010.**On Solar Asymmetric Bipoles and Coronal Mass Ejections. (Rich Wolfson)**Khan, Shujaat Ali, 2010.**Modeling Chaos And Periodicity In A Driven Torsional Pendulum. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Luby, Michael, 2010.**On The Feasibility Of Transmitting Jet Stream Wind Power Via A Long Cylindrical Belt. (Rich Wolfson)**Muhlhausen, Tom, 2010.**Constructing Practical Circuits For Simple Chaotic Equations. (Jeffrey Dunham)**Robertson, Hannah I., 2010.**The Physics of Timbre: Multi-Instrument Pitch Separation and Identification. (Noah Graham)**Rosenblatt, Anna, 2010.**Visual Processing: Optimizing A Basis. (Noah Graham)**Wood, Micah, 2010.**Effects Of Substrate Synthesis On Nanotube Conductance. (Susan Watson)