Summer 2013 Program

The Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute, with support from the National Science Foundation, is serving as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site during the summer of 2013.

This REU site focuses on research in nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with internationally renowned scientists at a major university-based nuclear facility.

Undergraduates will gain research experience by carrying out specific projects under the direct supervision of Physics/Chemistry faculty at the Cyclotron Institute. Weekly discussions on forefront areas of Nuclear Physics/Nuclear Chemistry will be led by Institute faculty. Students will have the opportunity to share their work via an oral presentation and virtual poster session.


2013 REU Group

Participating Students
(students listed alphabetically with school and mentor also provided)


Layla Bakhtiari / Texas A&M University / Prof. Sherry Yennello
"Improved position calibration for the FAUST detector"    
(poster/ presentation)

Eames Bennett / Bard College / Prof. Dan Melconian
"Transport efficiency of a cylindrical deflector for TAMUTRAP "
(poster / presentation)

Kristyn Brandenburg / Clemson University / Prof. John Hardy
"A further test of internal conversion theory with the 88.26 keV M4 transition in 127mTe"
(poster / presentation)

Hannah Carson / Presbyterian College / Prof. Saskia Mioduszewski
"Efficiency studies for the new muon telescope detector at STAR at STAR "
(poster / presentation)

Andrew Cudd / Missouri University of Science / Prof. Carl Gagliardi
"Exploring gluon polarization in the proton with NNPDF and STAR"
(poster / presentation)

Lindsay Fields / Florida A&M / Prof. Cody Folden
"Commissioning a rotating target for use in heavy element studies "
(poster / presentation)

Bryan Frazier / Florida A&M / Dr. Henry Clark
"Helium gas-regulation system for the light-ion guide gas cells"
(poster / presentation)

Michael Henry / Simpson College / Prof. Dave Youngblood
" Determining physical continuum background using the calculated cross-section of the giant monopole resonance"
(poster / presentation)

Katherine Jinkins/ University of Wisconsin-Platteville / Prof. Rainer Fries
"Exploring hadron production from jets and quark gluon plasma at the LHC"
(poster / presentation)

Megan Matthews / Florida State University / Prof. Ralf Rapp
"Revisiting the vector dominance model in radiative vector-meson decays "
(poster / presentation)

Alonso Sanchez / Carnegie Mellon University / Dr. Shalom Shlomo
"Mean-field approximations of 11Be"
(poster / presentation)

Michael Slater / Colorado School of Mines / Prof. Robert Tribble
"Upgrade to the cryogenic Hydrogen gas-target monitoring system "
(poster / presentation)



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