Recent Semester Projects

Recent Semester Projects

A Search for Binary Black Holes in SDSS QSOs
Wendy Ju (2016), with Jenny Greene
published as: Ju, W., Greene, J. E., et al., 2013, ApJ, 777, 44

Investigating the effects of the equation of state on self-gravitating accretion disks
Chris White (2016), with Roman Rafikov

Stability of metal-rich very massive stars
Chris White (2016), with Jeremy Goodman
published as: Goodman, J., & White, C. J., 2016, MNRAS, 456, 525

Slow-speed Supernovae from the Palomar Transient Factory: Two Channels
Chris White (2016), with Mansi Kasliwal (via Carnegie)
published as: White, C. J., Kasliwal, M. M., & Nugent, P. E., et al., 2015, ApJ, 799, 52

The M_BH - V_c Relation
Ai-Lei Sun (2016), with Jenny Greene
published as: Sun, A.-L., Greene, J. E., et al., 2013, ApJ, 778, 47

Stellar Halos of Massive Elliptical Galaxies
Sudhir Raskutti (2016), with Jenny Greene
published as: Raskutti, S., Greene, J. E., & Murphy, J. D., 2014, ApJ, 786, 23

Spreading layers of accreting objects 
Alexander (Sasha) Philippov (2017), with Roman Rafikov and James Stone
published as: Philippov, A. A., Rafikov, R. R., & Stone, J. M., 2016, ApJ, 817, 62

Time evolution of pulsar obliquity angle
Alexander (Sasha) Philippov (2017), with Alexander Tchekhovskoy (via PCTS)
published as: Philippov, A. A., Tchekhovskoy, A., & Li, J. G., 2014, MNRAS, 441, 1879

Particle acceleration in collisions of strong Alfven waves
Alexander (Sasha) Philippov (2017), with Anatoly Spitkovsky

Particle-in-cell simulations of axisymmetric pulsars
Alexander (Sasha) Philippov (2017), with Anatoly Spitkovsky
published as: Philippov, A. A., & Spitkovsky, A., 2014, ApJ, 785, L33

Optically thick winds from massive stars
Alexander (Sasha) Philippov (2017), with Jeremy Goodman

Joint likelihood function of cluster counts and n-point correlation functions: Improving their power through including halo sample variance 
Emmanuel Schaan (2017), with David Spergel 
published as: Schaan, E., Takada, M., & Spergel, D. N., 2014, PRD, 90, 123523

On the reach of perturbative descriptions for dark matter displacement fields; 
On the reach of perturbative methods for dark matter density fields

Emmanuel Schaan (2017), with Matias Zaldarriaga (via IAS)
published as: Baldauf, T., Schaan, E., & Zaldarriaga, M., 2016, arXiv:1505.07098;arXiv: 1505.02255

Hunting for nebulosity in the HatNet database
Munan Gong (2017), with Gaspar Bakos

Prestellar Core Formation, Evolution, and Accretion from Gravitational Fragmentation in Turbulent Converging Flows
Munan Gong (2017), with Eve Ostriker
published as: Gong, M., & Ostriker, E. C., 2015, ApJ, 806, 31

The Outer Parts of Massive Elliptical Galaxies
Semyeong Oh (2018), with Jenny Greene

Searching for Inflated Hot Jupiters with HATNet
Johnny Greco (2018), with Gaspar Bakos

The Stacked Thermal SZ Signal of Locally Brightest Galaxies in Planck Full Mission Data: Evidence for Galaxy Feedback?
Johnny Greco (2018), with David Spergel
published as: Greco, J. P., Hill, J. C., Spergel, D. N., & Battaglia, N., 2015, ApJ, 808, 151

The Direct Detectability of Giant Exoplanets in the Optical
Johnny Greco (2018), with Adam Burrows
published as: Greco, J. P., & Burrows, A., 2015, ApJ, 808, 172

The measurement, treatment, and impact of spectral covariance and Bayesian priors in integral-field spectroscopy of exoplanets
Johnny Greco (2018), with Tim Brandt (via IAS)

Can helium envelopes change the outcome of direct white dwarf collisions?
Cole Holcomb (2018), with Doron Kushnir (via IAS)
published as: Holcomb, C., & Kushnir, D., 2015, arXiv:1510.07649

Seeding morphological asymmetries in remnants of core-collapse supernovae
Cole Holcomb (2018), with Adam Burrows

Acceleration of cosmic rays in turbulent astrophysical shocks
Cole Holcomb (2018), with Anatoly Spitkovsky

Cosmic-ray streaming instabilities in MHD
Cole Holcomb (2018), with Jim Stone

A Search for Binary Black Holes in SDSS QSOs (II)
Lile Wang (2018), with Wendy Ju (2016) and Jenny Greene

Detecting the Supernova Breakout Burst in Terrestrial Neutrino Detectors
Joshua Wallace (2019), with Adam Burrows
published as: Wallace, J., Burrows, A., & Dolence, J. C., 2016, ApJ, 817, 182

The Impact of Collisional Fragmentation on Planet Formation in Compact Systems
Joshua Wallace (2019) with Scott Tremaine

X-ray Detected Active Galactic Nuclei in Dwarf Galaxies at 0<z<1
Kristina Pardo (2019) with Jenny Greene
published as: Pardo, K., Goulding, A. D., Greene, J. E., et al., 2016, arXiv:1603.01622

Exploring FeH absorption features in high-metallicity, red-clump stars
Melinda Soares-Furtado (2019), with Jenny Greene and Jim Gunn

Incorporating a more realistic treatment of sodium and potassium into a synthetic spectral code for cool stars
Melinda Soares-Furtado (2019), with Adam Burrows

Cosmic Rays Evict Cold Gas From Their Galactic Homes
Alwin Mao (2020), with Eve Ostriker

Linear Vlasov theory of a magnetized thermally stratified atmosphere
Rui Xu (2020), with Matthew Kunz

Identifying nuclear structures in megamaser host galaxies using Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) data 
Patryk Pjanka (2020), with Jenny Greene