Congratulations to six graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy who successfully defended their doctoral theses in April!
The students (with their degree, thesis title, and thesis committee) were:
Evan Abbuhl – Ph.D. in Physics.
Thesis Title: "Very Long Baseline Interferometry of Chromospherically Active Binary Stars.
Thesis Committee: Professors Kenneth Gayley (Advisor), Cornelia Lang, Robert Mutel, and Dr. Robert Zavala from the U.S. Naval Observatory"
Arran Gross – Ph.D. in Physics (Astronomy subtrack).
Thesis Title: Testing the Radio-Selection Method with Optical Spectroscopy in the Stripe 82 Field
Thesis Committee: Professors Hai Fu (Advisor), Casey DeRoo, Keri Hoadley, Adam Myers (University of Wyoming), and Dr. Andrea Prestwich (Astrophysicist at Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian)
Kwangyul Hu – Ph.D. in Physics
Thesis Title: Spin-wave Dynamics in Non-trivial Magnetic Geometries
Thesis Committee: Profs. Michael Flatté (Advisor), Craig Pryor, Yannick Meurice, Markus Wohlgenannt, and Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin
Dylan Paré – Ph.D. in Physics
Thesis Title: Investigating Properties of Multi-stranded Non-thermal Filaments in the Galactic Center
Thesis Committee: Prof. Cornelia Lang and (Advisor), Professors Phil Kaaret, Ken Gayley, Cornelia Lang, Hai Fu, and Dr. James Green
Joshua Steffen – Ph.D. in Physics (Astronomy subtrack)
Thesis Title: The Volume Density of AGN in Interacting Galaxies
Thesis Committee: Professors Hai Fu (Advisor), Casey DeRoo, Phil Kaaret, Keri Hoadley, and Julia Comerfield from the University of Colorado, Boulder
Ashok Tiwari – Ph.D. in Physics
Thesis Title: Monte Carlo Simulations and Phantom Measurements towards more Quantitative Dosimetry and Imaging in Nuclear Medicine
Thesis Committee: Dr. John Sunderland (Advisor), Professors Craig Pryor, Wayne Polyzou, Vincent Rodgers, Dr. Tiwari, and Dr. Ryan Flynn from the Dept. of Radiation Oncology.
Banner photo: Joshua Steffen's thesis defense committee - Professors Hai Fu (advisor), Julia Comerfield (via computer) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Casey DeRoo, Phil Kaaret, and Keri Hoadley.