Physics & Astronomy Seminar Presentations by Post-Bac Researchers

4:30 PM  - 5:30 PM
Thursday Dec 6, 2012
Room 150, Olin-Rice Science Center

Two Macalester post-bac reserachers' presentations:

Elise Larson--"Making Headway in SHIELD: The Scientific Method's Influence on Data Reduction." Figuring out how to best go about research is a challenge faced by scientists throughout their careers. I look at these issues as I work through the calibration and imaging of data from 12 galaxies studied during the Survey of HI in Extremely Low-mass Dwarfs (SHIELD). After discussing the data reduction process, I summarize current results and directions for research in the future.

Zofia Kaminski--"Terahertz Spectroscopy of Graphene." This presentation covers the fascinating properties of graphene and the methodology of terahertz spectroscopy used in the Heyman Research Lab. Graphene is a new material and its properties and applications are still being explored. Terahertz spectroscopy is a unique measurement method allowing for highly interesting results: it can be used indirectly to measure the conductivity of graphene, an important factor in developing future technologies.

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Sponsored By: Physics & Astronomy

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