Research, Projects, and Reports
Overview
The following are reports I have produced for various class assignments and research projects. More effort has gone into them than the standard homework assignment, and they tend to demonstrate my abilities in data presentation and desktop publishing.
Graduate Research

Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (Saul A. Teukolsky)
Constructing binary neutron star initial data for numerical relativity simulations; implementing an upwind constrainted transport scheme for GRMHD.

Magnetic effects on the lowT/W instability in protoneutron stars (Conference Presentation) [Abstract, Expanded Slides]
Presented at the April 2013 meeting of the American Physical Society during session Y14.

Simulating Magnetized Neutron Stars with SpEC (Conference Presentation)
Presented during the “15th Annual East Coast Gravity Meeting” at Syracuse University in 2012.

Basis Functions for Neutron Star Interiors (Research Poster)
Presented during the workshop “Advances and Challenges in Computational General Relativity” at Brown University in 2011.
Astronomy 6560: Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution
 Using MESA to Compute Statistical Distributions of IMF Model Parameters (Course Research Paper)
Physics 6525: Astrophysics of Compact Objects
 Observational Signatures of Strange Stars (Slideshow Presentation)
 Observational Signatures of Strange Stars (Review Paper)
Physics 6510: Advanced Experimental Physics
NASA Academy (Marshall Space Flight Center)

OnOrbit Performance of the GLAST Burst Monitor (Research Poster)
Awarded “2^{nd} Place in Science” at the 2008 MSFC poster contest.
 OnOrbit Performance of the GLAST Burst Monitor (Slideshow Presentation)
 OnOrbit Performance of the GLAST Burst Monitor (Abstract and Report)
PHYS405: Advanced Experiments
ASTR399: Honors Research Seminar

Resonant Origins for Pluto’s High Inclination (Research Paper)
Earned “High Honors in Astronomy.”
 Resonant Origins for Pluto’s High Inclination (Slideshow Presentation)
HONR219D: Patterns and Enigmas in Vertebrate Evolution
ASTR415: Computational Astrophysics
 CPU Benchmarking
 Stability of the Quadratic Formula; Stability of Recurrence Relations; Spin Period of a Rigid Body
 Lagrange Points; Data Fitting
 Rayleigh Distributed Deviates; Monte Carlo Integration
 A OneDimensional SecondOrder ODE; A TwoDimensional Orbit; The LotkaVolterra PredatorPrey Model
 Integration of the TwoBody Problem; The NBody Problem
PHYS411: Electricity and Magnetism

Solving Poisson’s Equation for the State of Maryland
My term project in PHYS411 was to develop an implementation of the finite element method and use it to solve for the electric potential within an arbitrary grounded boundary due to an arbitrary distribution of enclosed charge.
HONR208S: The Ancient Roman City

Block Analysis
An analysis of regio VII, insula xii in the city of Pompeii.
PHYS299: Special Problems in Physics

EndofSemester Report
Summary of work in the UMD Space Physics Group.
Independent Projects

3D flythrough of largescale cosmological structure (I think I might have lost this...)
Video created from SDSS quasar data using Blender.