Physics Department Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Friday, September 15, 2017 from 10:55 - 4:30 pm in the KITP Main Seminar Room (1001 Kohn Hall)

Come hear undergraduate researchers in our department give 10-minute talks on their summer research. Speakers present 15 talks. Videos are available below, and Podcasts are available here.

All are welcome. 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
11:00am Robert Salzwedel Phase Transitions in Quantum Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Donald Marolf and Jason Wien (Physics)
11:15am Marvin Qi Testing the quantum null energy condition for causal holographic information[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Donald Marolf and Zicao Fu (Physics)
11:30am Zhencheng Wang Holographic complexity of domain wall spacetimes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Donald Marolf and Zicao Fu (Physics)
11:45am Samuel Alipour-fard Dijets, and Displaced Decays[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Nathaniel Craig and Seth Koren (Physics)
12:00pm Neeraj Kulkarni Cold gas in galaxy halos[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Siang Peng Oh and Mike McCourt (Physics)
12:15pm Anoop Praturu Do Galaxy Clusters Boil?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Siang Peng Oh and Mike McCourt (Physics)
1:30pm Shuo Ma Development of the new optical cavity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors David Weld and Toshihiko Shimasaki (Physics)
1:45pm Xue Han Design and Construction of the Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect Microscope[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Ania Jayich and Alec Jenkins (Physics)
2:00pm Andrew Barabas Surface Acoustic Wave Devices for Hybrid Quantum Devices[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Ania Jayich and Jeffrey Cady (Physics)
2:15pm Nicholas O'Dea Towards a brighter future: laser-based white lighting[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Ram Seshadri, Guillaume Lheureux, Clayton Cozzan (MRL)
2:30pm Mitchell Koerner High-throughput search for novel photovoltaic materials[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Ram Seshadri and Douglas Fabini (MRL)
2:45pm Yuntian Li Transport Measurement of 2D materials at Low Temperature[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Susanne Stemmer and Luca Galletti (MRL)
3:15pm Nicholas Rommelfanger Bandwidth Measurements of NbN HEB Devices on Si with GaN Buffer Layers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentor Boris Karasik (JPL NASA)
3:30pm Mingru Li Modeling and visualizing three-dimensional details of wind-turbine wakes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz and Samaneh Sadri (Mech E)
3:45pm Ximena Garcia Image Analysis of Microtubule Dynamics in Motile Cells[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentor Elena Koslover (UCSD Physics)
4:00pm Teresa Lo Design of Three-Site DNA DX Nanotube Tracks for the Study of Light-Powered Nanomotors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentor Deborah Fygenson (Physics)
4:15pm Tynan Kennedy Rheological Studies Probe Structure of DNA Nanostar Gels[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Deborah Fygenson, Omar Saleh, Nathaniel Conrad (Physics / MRL)