Students interested in applying for a CASPER Fellowship should begin the application process by reading the descriptions of the active research areas within CASPER which are listed below.
A brief description of each research area along with selected papers and related links are supplied to provide applicants with relevant background material. A more comprehensive description with a list of selected CASPER papers and background reading material is included as a single pdf document below.
CASPER - HIDPL/SSL Summaries
Small Satellite Studies/Dust Detector Design - Truell Hyde, Rene Laufer, Lorin Matthews, Jorge Carmona, Mike Cook, Jimmy Schmoke
Dust Crystals in an RF Reference Cell - Truell Hyde, Lorin Matthews, Jie Kong, Ke Qiao, Bernie Smith, Jorge Carmona, Mike Cook, Jimmy Schmoke
CASPER � Experimental Astronomy Summaries
Central Texas Astronomical Society
CASPER � ASSTG Summaries
Kuiper Belt Studies - Truell Hyde, Ray Nazzario
Numerical Simulation of Preplanetary Dust Aggregation - Truell Hyde, Lorin Matthews
Gravitoelectrodynamics in Saturn's Rings - Truell Hyde, Lorin Matthews
CASPER - EUCOS Projects
REU students proficient in C or C++ are invited to assist in the development of associated software. REU students will be working with Ph.D. student Doug Moore to parallelize the primary systematic string model construction and analysis programs or with Ph.D. student Jared Greenwald on a program that systematically analyzes complete sets of (D- and F-)flat directions and the resulting ranges of phenomenology, especially those of hidden sector (dark) matter.
Department of Physics Research Projects
Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - Dr. Linda Olafsen
Experimental High Energy Physics - Jay R. Dittmann & Kenichi Hatakeyama