2018 Undergraduate Physics Research Symposium
(Sep 7, 2018, KITP Main Seminar Room)
Organizers: Dolev Bluvstein and Professor Mark Srednicki

Time Speaker Title
10:45am Dolev Bluvstein, Mark Srednicki Opening Remarks
10:50am Yiluo Li Temperatures of the Galilean Satellites[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Michael E. Brown and Samantha Trumbo (Caltech GPS)
11:03am Parker Shankin-Clarke Simplified microbial ecosystems and their clinical application[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Jean Carlson and Eric Jones (Physics)
11:16am Zipeng Wang Bifurcation analysis of microbiome steady states[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Jean Carlson, Eric Jones, and Josh Mueller (Physics)
11:29am Ricardo Escobar Franco An Analysis of Background Events in a Particle Detector[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors David Stuart, Matthew Citron, and James Sheplock (Physics)
11:42am Samuel Alipour-fard Future Colliders and Why to Fund Them[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Nathaniel Craig and Seth Koren (Physics)
11:55am Umut Oktem Using the Higgs Boson in the Search for Physics Beyond the Standard Model[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Nathaniel Craig and Seth Koren (Physics)
12:08pm Ryan Stuart Testing a Quantum Dominant Energy Condition for the Causal Holographic Information[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Don Marolf and Brianna Grado-White (Physics)
12:21pm David Newsom Measuring Quantum Decoherence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Dirk Bouwmeester, Matthew Weaver, and Fernando Luna (Physics)
1:30pm Nick O'Dea Posner clusters and quantum processing in the brain[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Matthew Fisher and Joshua Straub (Physics)
1:43pm Harrison Siegel Propagation of Vortex Beams Diffracted with Circular and Triangular Aperture[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentor Shukui Zhang (Jefferson Lab)
1:56pm Lia Yeh Robust Autonomous Assignment of Rigid Rotors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentor Dave Patterson (Physics)
2:09pm Alec Cao Ultracold Lithium in a Driven Optical Lattice[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors David Weld, Mikhail Lipatov, Kurt Fujiwara, Kevin Singh (Physics)
2:22pm Jack Roten Stable Lasers for Precision Control of Radium Ions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Andrew Jayich and Craig Holliman (Physics)
2:35pm Xue Han Quantum Interface: Probing quantum coherence in a neutral atom-NV center interface[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Ania Jayich and Alec Jenkins (Physics)
3:10pm Jiacheng Zhu NanoSQUID On Tip Scanning Microscopy[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Andrea Young, Marec Serlin, and Charles Tschirhart (Physics)
3:23pm Rex Bai Supercurrent in Graphene Josephson Junctions in Quantum Hall Regime[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Andrea Young and Fangyuan Yang (Physics)
3:36pm Taozhi Guo Magneto-transport measurements of two-dimensional electron systems in GaAs and InSb[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Chris Palmstrom, Sean Harrington, and Mihir Pendharkar (ECE / MRL)
3:49pm Yuntian Li Superconductivity in magnetic doped oxide material[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Susanne Stemmer and Luca Galletti (MRL)
4:02pm Yuanqi Lyu Data Analysis in Gd(III) Spin Labeled CW-EPR Distance Measurements for Proteins[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Mark Sherwin and Marzieh Kavand (Physics)
4:15pm Alexander L. Bevier Calibrating the Nunchuck: A nanodevice for dynamically measuring molecular bending of DNA[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mentors Deborah K. Fygenson and Amber Cai (Physics)