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Agenda RSPS 2021

 

8:45 AM: WELCOME: PROF. FRANK WOLFS, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER 

 

9:00 AM–10:30 AM: SESSION IA.  ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS (Zoom Rm #1)

SESSION CHAIR: PROF. MARK ROSENBERRY, SIENA COLLEGE

9:00 AM

The Effects of Multiscatter Dark Matter Capture and Evaporation on the Evolution of Population III Stars
Ian K. Bania, Colgate University

9:15 AM

Constraining Dark Matter Properties with Population III Stars
Cosmin Ilie, Caleb Levy, Jacob Pilawa, and Saiyang Zhang, Colgate University

9:30 AM

Neutron Stars in the Braneworld: The Role of the Nuclear Equation of State and the Brane Tension
Rebecca Coglianese, Manhattan College

9:45 AM

Photometry and Imaging of Asteroid
Vanessa Havens, Siena College

10:00 AM

Deblending Merging Galaxies using SCARLET
Ashley Martsen, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, Michael Lam, Fred Moolekamp, RIT, RIT, RIT, Princeton

10:15 AM

The Effect of Stellar Velocity on Dark Matter Capture Rates of Population III Stars
Jillian Paulin, Cosmin Ilie, Colgate University

 

9:00 AM–10:30 AM:  SESSION IB. INSTRUMENTATION/EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES, NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS (Zoom Rm #2)

SESSION CHAIR: PROF. ZACHARY ROBINSON, THE COLLEGE AT BROCKPORT

9:00 AM

LCLS-II Photoinjector Optimization Using Measured Transverse Laser Profiles
Lucas Berens (1,2), Nicole Neveu (1), Lipi Gupta (1,3), 1: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2: Rochester Institute of Technology, 3: University of Chicago

9:15 AM

Autonomous Arduino-Based Wetlands Sensor
Brandon Parks, Rachel Schultz, SUNY Brockport

9:30 AM

Gaussian Process for Anomaly Detection in Particle Accelerators
Yue Wang, University of Rochester, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

9:45 AM

Local Positioning System using Chip Scale Atomic Clocks (CSACs)
Aaron Flowers, George Zhang, Saleem Ali, Dr. Paula Fekete, United States Military Academy

10:00 AM

Modeling Gamma Calibration Sources and Designing a Single Phase Time Projection Chamber in the Noble Element Simulation Technique
Grant Block, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

10:15 AM

Detecting Neutrino Signals from Supernovae in the IceCube Neutrino Observatory
Navya Uberoi, University of Rochester

 

10:30 AM–10:40 AM: BREAK


10:40AM–11:25 AM:  SESSION II.  POSTER SESSION (Zoom Rms: Poster #1-#8)

Using REBOUND to simulate the orbit of asteroid 2010 TK7
Fred Genier, Mark Rosenberry, Graziano Vernizzi, Siena College 

(Zoom Rm: Poster #1)

Unexpected Effects of Polymer Flow on the Permeability of Porous Media
Andres Orio Gonzalez, Rochester Institute of Technology 

(Zoom Rm: Poster #2)

Heavy Neutral Particle Search in MINERvA
Dyson Kennedy, Jacob Smith, University of Rochester, on Behalf of the MINERvA Collaboration 

(Zoom Rm: Poster Rm #3)

Using Machine Learning to Develop a Transient Identification Pipeline for DESI
Amanda Wasserman, Vashisth Tiwari, Segev BenZvi, University of Rochester, for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) 

(Zoom Rm: Poster #6)

Lightcurve Analysis of Minor Planet
CDT Jacob Willis, United States Military Academy 

(Zoom Rm: Poster #7)

Field-controlled transport of Dirac particles with elliptical dispersion
George Zhang, Dr. Paula Fekete, Dr. Andrii Iurov, Dr. Godfrey Gumbs, United States Military Academy 

(Zoom Rm: Poster #8)

 

11:25 AM–11:30 AM: BREAK

 

11:30 AM–12:45 PM:  SESSION IIIA. EDUCATIONAL PHYSICS, QUANTUM OPTICS (Zoom Rm #1)

SESSION CHAIR: PROF. ERIC MONIER, THE COLLEGE AT BROCKPORT


11:30 AM

Develop Augmented Reality Tools for Teaching Physics & Chemistry Concepts
Justin Marotta, Natalie Stagnitti, Siena College

11:45 AM

Effects of Gravitational Time Dilation during Balloon Satellite Flights with Chip Scale Atomic Clocks
George Zhang, Aaron Flowers, Saleem Ali, Dr. Paula Fekete, United States Military Academy

12:00 PM

A Photonic Electro-Optic Circuit for On-Chip Quantum Frequency Processing
Benjamin Nussbaum, University of Rochester

12:15 PM

A Quantum Measurement Driven Engine and the Demon's Arrow of Time
Andrew N. Jordan, Sreenath K. Manikandan, Kagan Yanik, University of Rochester

 

11:30-12:45 PM:  SESSION IIIB.  OTHER TOPICS  (Zoom Rm #2)

SESSION CHAIR: PROF. CANDICE FAZAR, ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE

11:30 AM

Free-Standing Membrane Formed of Nanoplatelet Translocation in MoS2 for Nanopore Sensing
Vincent Meunier, David Clymer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Northeastern University

11:45 AM

Modeling Heat Flow Through Insulation
Colin Dixon, Colgate University

12:00 PM

Deciphering Hidden Text in Historical Manuscripts: Multispectral vs. Hyperspectral Imaging
Abby Lupi, Tania Kleynhans, David Messinger, Rochester Institute of Technology

12:15 PM

The A.R.M:A Customizable Myoelectric Prosthesis
Blyden Nartey, Siena College

12:30PM

Boltzmann entropy for decision tree algorithms
Daniel Whinnery, Siena College

 

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM: LUNCH BREAK

 

1:15 PM–2:30 PM:  SESSION IVA.  BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS, CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS (Zoom Rm #1)

SESSION CHAIR: PROF. FEKETE, UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY 

1:15 PM

Analysis of Electron Density Modifications During Vitamin D Absorption.
Keontré I. Hughes, Colgate University

1:30 PM

Learning in Spiking Josephson Junction Neural Networks
Jack Tregidga, Colgate University

1:45 PM

Studying Spin Noise in 1D Nanowires Using Quantum State Diffusion
ChanJu (Zoe) You, Colgate University

2:00 PM

Terahertz Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotubes
Rishi Lohar, Colgate University

2:15 PM

Femtosecond Carrier Relaxation and Coherent Acoustic Phonon Generation in Bi2Se3 Nanolayers
Charles Chimera, Jing Cheng, Peter Francis, University of Rochester

2:30 PM

Creating a Cost-Efficient Ionization Chamber
Aroon Pressram, Siena College 

 

1:15 PM–2:45 PM: SESSION IVB.  ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS (Zoom Rm #2)

SESSION CHAIR: PROF. MICHAEL DUNHAM, SUNY FREDONIA

1:15 PM

Evaluating the BAO signal through CenterFinder
Chad Popik, University of Rochester

1:30 PM

Exploring the Distribution of the Intergalactic Medium Gas 11 billion Years Ago
Joshua Ratajczak, Satya Gontcho A Gontcho, Regina Demina, Zachery Brown, Gebri Mishtaku, University of Rochester

1:45 PM

Decomposition of Galaxy Rotation Curves
Yifan Zhang, University of Rochester

2:00 PM

CaII Absorption in Quasar Fields
Stella Van Ness, SUNY Brockport

2:15 PM

Detection of a Disk Surrounding the Variably Accreting Young Star HBC722
Xi Yek (Zach), SUNY at Fredonia

2:30 PM

The Effects of Decaying Dark Matter at Early Times on The Hubble Constant
John Yevoli, Manhattan College