Master's and PhD Theses in Physics


Sukainah Alahmad
MS Thesis:  Understanding a Unified Model and its Cosmological Significance (JP Hsu)

Tyler Hubbard
MS Thesis:  Studying Non-Ideal Gas through GPU Accelerated N-Body Simulation (Jay Wang)

Mehbub Khan
MS Thesis:  Baryonic Force for Accelerated Cosmic Expansion and Generalized U(1b) Symmetry (JP Hsu)

Pritom Mozumdar
MS Thesis:  Carbon Detonation Initiation in Highly-Turbulent Electron Degenerate Matter (Robert Fisher)

Erik McGrath
MS Project:  A Method to Verify the Relativistic Transformation of Temperature in Low Earth Orbit (JP Hsu)

Eliza Miley
MS Project:  Examining Symmetry and Implications of LQC Predictions (Gaurav Khanna)

Devin Viegas
MS Project:  Simulating Orbital Resonance with a Python-based N-Body (Jay Wang)

Harry T. Waite
MS Project:  Using OpenCL’s Shared Virtual Memory and CUDA’s Zero-Copy to Increase Performance for Fast Fourier Transforms (Jay Wang)


Rahul Kashyap
EAS Thesis:  Simulations of Type Ia Supernovae (Robert Fisher)

Tazkera Haque
MS Thesis:  Double-Degenerate Oxygen-Neon and Carbon-Oxygen White Dwarf Mergers: A New Mechanism for Ultrafaint Type Iax Supernovae (Robert Fisher)

Izak Thuestad
MS Thesis:  Scalar Fields in Kerr Black Hole Spacetimes (Gaurav Khanna)


Rita Roy
MS Thesis: Investigation of metro errors on machine tool calibration using extrapolation methods (Grant O’Rielly)

Kathryn E. St. Laurent
MS Thesis: Short duration microlensing events (Robert Fisher)


Sudip Majumder
PhD Thesis: The importance of near-inertial motions for the Arabian Sea and the South Eastern Pacific (Amit Tandon)

Sung Hoon Kim
PhD Thesis: Investigation of the Graviton Self-Energy with General Gauge in Yang-Mills Gravity (Jong-Ping Hsu and Jay Wang)

Bindeshwar Sah
MS Thesis: Unitarity of the S-Matrix in Yang-Mills Gravity (Jong-Ping Hsu)

Hawra Al-Ghasham
MS Graduate Project: Calculation of phase shifts in potential scattering (Jay Wang)

Pradip Niraula
Graduate Project: Interpolation and approximation using radial basis functions (Jay Wang)

David Denny
MS Graduate Project: Simulation of 2D Gaussian Double-Slit Experiment  (Jay Wang)

Brett Marmaras
MS Thesis:  Simulations of quantum and classical systems with symplectic methods (Jay Wang)


Michael Doro DeSousa
Incorporation and analysis of spin to EMRIs (Gaurav Khanna)

Brandon E. Green
The design, construction, and numerical modeling of a new wave-energy converter technology (Amit Tandon)

Suoqing Ji
The post-merger magnetized evolution of white dwarf binaries (Robert Fisher)


Lori Kinsman-Smith
Photometric transit study of exoplanets and eclipsing binaries (Grant O’Rielly)

Xianqin Yao
Shallow mixed layer simulations inspired by 2010 LATMIX oceanographic test cruise dataset (Amit Tandon)


David Falta
Gravitational Waves from Type Ia Supernovae (Robert Fisher)

Matthew Hogan
On the Question of Cosmic Recall in Quantum Cosmology (Gaurav Khanna)

Avinash Kumar
The Astrochemical Evolution of Turbulent Giant Molecular Clouds: Physical Processes and Method of Solution for Hydrodynamic Starless Clouds (Robert Fisher)

Sudip Majumder
A Statistical Analysis Of The Ocean Transition Layer Using The Arabian Sea Mooring (Amit Tandon)

Neda Masoud
Determination of Factors that Affect the Shape of the Traffic Fundamental Flow Diagram Using a New Simulation Approach (Marguerite Zarrillo)


Pradip Basnet
The Astrochemical Evolution of Giant Molecular Clouds: Shock Dynamics and Gas-Grain Interactions (Robert Fisher)

Rakesh Ginjupalli
High-Precision Numerical Simulations of Rotating Black Holes Accelerated by CUDA (Gaurav Khanna)


Wenjun Hou
Water Use Sensitivity Analysis as it Applies to Cranberry Bogs in Southeastern Massachusetts (Chen-Lu Yang, ATMC)

Lay Wai Kong
Design of Microfluidic Sensors (Jay Wang)

Joshua Liberty
Consequences of Loop Quantum Gravity corrections in Big Bang Cosmology (Gaurav Khanna)

Subir Sabharawal
Feynman Rules and Energy-Momentum Tensor in Yang-Mills Gravity (Jong-Ping Hsu/Gaurav Khanna)

Emanuel Simon
Numerical Solutions to Lattice-Refined Models in Loop Quantum Cosmology (Gaurav Khanna)

Danielle Tinkham
Defining the Transition Layer Based on Ocean Mooring Data (Amit Tandon)