Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Friday, September 11 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm in the KITP Auditorium (1403 Kohn Hall)

All are welcome at the second annual Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium. Undergraduate researchers respresenting ten different groups will present their summer research in five minute talks. Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are especially encouraged to attend. Please support undergraduate research in our department!

**Refreshments sponsored by UCSB Physics Dept.**

Time Speaker Title
09/11, 1:30pm Adrian Molzon (Saleh) Is it an entropic spring? Temperature Dependence of ssDNA[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 1:38pm Nathaniel Conrad (Fygenson) Viscoelasticity reveals fractal nature of DNA Nanostar gels[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 1:46pm John Devany (Fygenson) Mapping the Path to Self-Assembly of DNA Nanotubes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 1:54pm Sebastian Arias (Fygenson) DNA Origami Aggregation as a Function of Staple Strand Concentration in Solution[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 2:04pm Hunter Nicholson (E. Gwinn) Machine Learning for Designing DNA-stabilized Silver Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 2:12pm Sreekar Molakalapalli (Levi) Phase equilibria between Thermal Barrier Coatings and Silicate Melts[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 2:20pm Sam Aronson (Sherwin) Developing Anti-Reflection Coatings for Polyethylene Lenses at 240 GHz[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 2:28pm Michael Balcewicz (Sherwin) Automation of Laser Delay Stage for Precise two Pulse EPR Experiments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 2:36pm Break
09/11, 2:50pm Morgan Brubaker (Weld) Ultrasound Generation via the Photoacoustic Effect in Nanostructured Materials[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 2:58pm William Luszczak (Monreal) Electron Drift Simulations in GEM Detectors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 3:06pm Krysten Pfau (Lubin) Roadmap to the Stars: Working with CubeSats To Test Directed Energy Propulsion[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 3:14pm Jonathan Madajian (Lubin) Simulations of directed energy thrust on rotating asteroids[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 3:22pm Qicheng Zhang (Lubin) Methods for Intergalactic Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 3:30pm Zheng Chuen Wong (Arcavi) Discovering stars disrupted by black holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/11, 3:38pm Evan Yerger (Blaes) Convection-Modified Turbulence in Magnetic Accretion Disks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]