N3AS Undergraduate Students
Students in the N3AS undergraduate research program are supported directly by N3AS. In addition to a scientific mentor, the students have a non-science mentor and participate in bi-weekly lectures or activities with N3AS members. Learn more about the program.
You will also find recent scientific poster presentations by undergraduates below.
Applications are closed.
Please watch this page for future application cycles, Spring and Fall 2024.
Meet current & past participants
Malika Golshan, Current student
Neutrinos, once thought to be massless according to the standard model, have proven otherwise due to the fascinating observation of neutrino flavor oscillations. In our research project, we take a unique approach by harnessing the power of machine learning to address a crucial question: Can computers aid in distinguishing between mass-bearing and massless neutrinos? By leveraging Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) on simulated weak lensing maps, our goal is to achieve a more accurate measurement of neutrino mass using cosmological methods.
I am deeply grateful to both my mentors. Vanessa, my initial mentor, provided me with a solid foundation and inspiration for this project. Adrian then became my mentor while transitioning to his postdoctoral position at Princeton. His unwavering dedication and expertise guided me through the intricacies of data analysis.
Graduated 2023, currently training in Los Alamos, working with the DUNE team
Discovering the origin of neutrino’s mass and their oscillation parameters could answer the matter antimatter asymmetry in our universe, and allow us to better understand astrophysics phenomena. Currently, multiple flagship experiments exploring neutrinos are underway, and to have full confidence in their results, accurate and precise neutrino nucleus cross sections are required. My project is to analyze data from lattice QCD calculations to determine one of these cross sections.
|Student||Research Mentor||Career Mentor|
|Angela Beatty||Anna Suliga||Wick Haxton|
|Emilie Cote||Pedro Espino||Anna Suliga|
|Jasmine Crawford||Luke Johns||Lukas Graf|
|Malika Golshan||Adrian Bayer||Pedro Espino|
|Tess Messerer||Andrew Jackura||Evan Rule|
|Sangeeta Kumar||Kenneth McElvain||Payel Mukhopadhyay|
|Henry Purcell||Sherwood Richers||Amol Patwardhan|
|Santiago Rodriguez||Luke Johns||Pedro Espino|
|John Wahlmeier||Ermal Rrapaj||Kenneth McElvain|
|Carlin Will||Patrick Cheong||Aaron Meyer|
|Student||Research Mentor||Career Mentor|
|Abhay Agarwal||Manibrata Sen||Xilu Wang|
|Tehya Andersen||Luke Johns||Sherwood Richers|
|Niranjan Bhatia||Evan Grohs||Xilu Wang|
|Yu Hong Chan||Evan Rule||Evan Grohs|
|Iman Fahmy||Ermal Rrapaj||Amol Patwardhan|
|Ben Gold||Xilu Wang||Evan Grohs|
|Vi Hong||Jeff Berryman||Xilu Wang|
|Yiran Ke||Baha Balantekin||Manibrata Sen|
|Kevin Lam||Payel Mukhopadhyay||Anupam Ray|
|Brandon Lem||Anna Suliga||Nathaniel Leslie|
|Terry Li||Wick Haxton||Anna Suliga|
|Annie McCutcheon||Wick Haxton||Dake Zhou|
|Emma McGinness||Wick Haxton||Ermal Rrapaj|
|Druv Punjabi||Nathaniel Leslie||Aaron Meyer|
|Paul Shin||Amol Patwardhan||Sherwood Richers|
|Daniel Xing||Aaron Meyer||Sherwood Richers|
Recent Research Presentations
|Poster Anderson — Oscillating Neutrinos as Open Quantum Systems|
|Poster Bhatia — Big Bang Nucleosynthesis: Characterizing Abundances of Light Abundances|
|Poster Chan — Quantum Annealing for Many-Body Physics|
|Poster Cote — Simulating Differentially Rotating Hybrid Stars|
|Poster Fahmy — Bayesian Analysis of the Detection of Astrophysical Neutrinos|
|Poster Lem — Uncertainties of EFT coupling limits from dark matter direct detection experiments stemming from nuclear shell model calculations|
|Poster Golshan — Neutrino Detection Using Machine Learning|
|Poster Hong — Axion Searches from Chandra Observation of Magnetic White Dwarf|
|Poster Purcell — Neutrino Spin Oscillations Catalyzed by the Fast Flavor Instability|
|Poster Rodriguez — The Flavor Pendulum in Collective Neutrino Oscillations|
|Poster Shin — Cosmology and Non-Standard Equations of State|
|Poster Xing — Violation of the Gell-man–Okubo Relation with Lattice QCD|