9 Result(s)

Search for Magnetic Monopoles: from the Large Hadron Collider to Space

Student can get involved in the following aspects of the project: 1. Development of novel radiation detectors optimized for the magnetic monopole searches. The detectors are to be deployed at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, and in the Low Earth Orbit using CubeSat satellites. No prior experience with detector development required. 2. Applying Deep Learning techniques to the data analysis of the MoEDAL experiment at the LHC. The work involves operation of a GPU based computing system, application of convolutional neural networks for event classification. No prior experience with machine learning methods required. Familiarity with programming languages (Python, C) is advantageous. Position is initially unpaid. ...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

Data analysis and optical simulation for the EXO-200/nEXO experiments

Students can work on the following aspects: 1. Development of data quality scripts for the EXO-200 experiment. 2. Understanding light propagation in the EXO-200/nEXO detectors using novel GPU-based optical simulation software. 3. Using convolutional neural networks and other Deep Learning techniques for the EXO-200 data analysis and reconstruction. The work with be performed using the in-house GPU based computing system and the NERSC supercomputer facility at Berkeley. No prior experience with machine learning methods is required. Familiarity with programming languages (Python and/or C) is advantageous. Position is initially unpaid....

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH495
Paid Position?
No

Modeling of a Colorimetric Reaction

Modeling of a Colorimetric Reaction. Contact Prof. Wujcik to learn more....

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - CHE 498
Paid Position?
No

Scientific Visualization using OpenGL

Commercial platforms for visualization (static or animated) of physical phenomena allow little flexibility in display. The student will learn the basics of computer animation at a low level (OpenGL), as one would use for computer games, but apply it to animated visualization of time-dependent phenomena. The particular application is to switching phenomena in magnetic systems, but the methods apply to a wide range of time-dependent phenomena. ...

Required Availability
Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Physics
Keywords
Animation, OpenGL
Faculty
Pieter Visscher

Burning Processes in Supernova Explosions

Student will perform computational simulations of burning processes which release energy during a supernova explosion. Tasks include analysis and verification of simulation results, including study of dependence on adopted resolution, reaction pathways considered, and comparison to other methods. The simulations undertaken by the student will inform the performance of large-scale simulations of supernovae used to understand observed transients on the sky, supernova remnant structure, and the synthesis of elements in stellar explosions, as well as explore the necessary physics for understanding these explosions and the stars that lead to them....

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - AY 491, PH 495
Paid Position?
No
Preferred Majors
Physics
Keywords
astrophysics | numerical analysis
Faculty
Dean Townsley

Computational peptide chemistry

Advanced computational electronic structure methods will be used to calculate the geometries, vibrational frequencies, energetics, and excited state properties of important compounds of biological interest. Both correlated molecular orbital theory and density functional theory will be used. The focus of the work is on charging of peptides for explaining mass spectrometry results for both cationic and anionic peptides. The cationic work will focus on transition metal ion charging. Both types of studies are relevant to the study of the Human proteome....

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - CH396:398
Paid Position?
No

computational catalysis

The control of chemical transformation via catalysis is both an exceptional intellectual challenge and critically important to the Nation. Catalysis is central to energy production and utilization, to chemical manufacturing, to the minimization of environmental impact, and it has been arguably the single most important agent for sustainable development in the developing world. The revolutions in nanotechnology and high performance computing provide unprecedented new opportunities to elucidate the fundamental principles governing the control of chemical transformation by catalysts. Indeed, the coupling of theory, modeling and simulation with experiment will provide the most profound insights into catalyst behavior and thus enable the design ...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - CH396:398
Paid Position?
No

Development and Application of Techniques for the Experimental Detection of Dark Matter

Faculty and students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy are collaborating on the LZ dark matter search experiment to test the hypothesis that dark matter, comprising more than 85% of the total mass of the universe, is comprised of weakly interacting massive particles. The main contributions of the UA group to this effort are in the areas of carrying out sensitive radio-assays to select materials which are low in radioactivity, calibrating the response of the LZ detector to WIMP interactions, and developing algorithms based on the raw detector signals to discriminate between WIMP interactions and backgrounds. There are opportunities for undergraduates to build and evaluate prototypes, operate sensitive particle detectors and analy...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PH490
Paid Position?
No

Computaitonal heavy element chemsitry

We are interested in developing a fundamental and predictive understanding of actinide chemistry in aqueous solution under conditions relevant to nuclear-waste storage and reprocessing of spent fuel to address aggregate and colloid formation. Intractable, small aggregates in nuclear-waste streams can impair clean-up, forcing a low-level waste stream to be treated as high-level waste, thereby increasing treatment costs. Metal oligomers, aggregates, clusters, nanophases and colloids are ubiquitous in aqueous chemistry. Thought to form via the condensation reactions of hydrolyzed metal ions, intrinsic dissolved aggregates or colloids are generally described as poly-dispersed hydroxides or hydrous oxides with varying stoichiometry and no well-d...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - CH396:398
Paid Position?
No