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    • Analog Modeling of Contractional Strain on Europa 

      Hammond, Claire (Wheaton College (MA), 2020-05-10)
      Jupiter's moon Europa shows evidence that it is creating new surface material. Since the moon is not increasing in surface area this material must be accommodated somehow. It is possible this may be due to contractional ...
    • Characterizing the Dust and Cold-Gas Content of Nearby Star-Forming Galaxies 

      MacBride, Sean (Wheaton College. (Norton, Mass.), 2020-05-10)
      Composed of baryonic and non-baryonic matter, star-forming galaxies are one of the many unique structures within the universe. Due to minimal emission contribution from their galactic core, star-forming galaxies emit ...
    • Could passing through an interstellar dust cloud have triggered a Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth? 

      Malone, Andrew. (Wheaton College; Norton, Mass., 2011-11-15)
      The Interstellar Dust Hypothesis has been posited as a possible triggering mechanism for a Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth event [Pavlov et al., 2005]. This hypothesis is reevaluated using a zero-dimensional computer energy ...
    • Luminescence and kinetics of praseodymium doped lithium niobate. 

      Bennett, Tyler. (Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.), 2013-07-24)
      Studies the luminescence characteristics of LiNbO₃ doped with Pr, particularly looking at the effects of the IVCT as a means for pumping the ¹D₂ level.
    • Magnetohydrodynamics modeling in Python : simulating magnetic fluids. 

      Farber, Ryan. (Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.), 2015)
      The purpose of this work is to present a gentle first introduction to numerical magnetohydrodynamics at the advanced undergraduate level. We first present the necessary background physics, building up the magnetohydrodynamics ...
    • Mathematics self-efficacy in introductory physics. 

      Johnson, Rebecca. (Wheaton College; Norton, Mass., 2011-11-28)
      Since the 1960’s self-efficacy has been a topic of much research within the fields of psychology and education. Defined as peoples’ beliefs about their ability to perform specific tasks, it has been shown to positively ...
    • Numerical analysis of periodic motion of tethered satellite systems. 

      Genszler, Grace Q. (Wheaton College (MA)., 2018)
      Momentum exchange space tethers offer an alternative solution to orbital maneuvering and attitude control. However, the issue of induced tether vibrations remains one of the major challenges. Large oscillations in the ...
    • Sub-diffraction-limited microscopy with fluorescent nanoparticles. 

      Riiska, Calvin (Wheaton College. (Norton, Mass.), 2020-05-10)
      Due to the properties of light, optical microscopes cannot resolve images of objects that are smaller than a few hundred nanometers wide. This is known as the diffraction limit. There are several techniques that researchers ...
    • Using an energy balance model to determine exoplanetary climates that support liquid water. 

      Sullivan, Macgregor (Wheaton College (MA)., 2018)
      The purpose of this thesis is to modify an energy balance atmospheric model created by R. Pierrehumbert (Pierrehumbert 2011). His energy balance model gave an estimate of Gliese 581g’s, a tidally locked exoplanet, atmosphere. ...
    • Using eclipses to probe physical conditions along the jet in SS433. 

      Liu, Xinyi (Wheaton College (MA), 2019)
      The Galactic X-ray binary SS 433 is the only known astrophysical object to exhibit strong relativistically red- and blue-shifted lines from elements such as S, Si, Fe, Ni. The X-ray emission lines originate in a jet outflow ...