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.

Malika Golshan

Malika Golshan

Photo of Daniel Xing in front of Campanile

Daniel Xing

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.

StudentResearch MentorCareer Mentor
Angela BeattyAnna SuligaWick Haxton
Emilie CotePedro EspinoAnna Suliga
Jasmine CrawfordLuke JohnsLukas Graf
Malika GolshanAdrian BayerPedro Espino
Tess MessererAndrew JackuraEvan Rule
Sangeeta KumarKenneth McElvainPayel Mukhopadhyay
Henry PurcellSherwood RichersAmol Patwardhan
Santiago RodriguezLuke JohnsPedro Espino
John WahlmeierErmal RrapajKenneth McElvain
Carlin WillPatrick CheongAaron Meyer

Past Students

StudentResearch MentorCareer Mentor
Abhay AgarwalManibrata SenXilu Wang
Tehya AndersenLuke JohnsSherwood Richers
Niranjan BhatiaEvan GrohsXilu Wang
Yu Hong ChanEvan RuleEvan Grohs
Iman FahmyErmal RrapajAmol Patwardhan
Ben GoldXilu WangEvan Grohs
Vi HongJeff BerrymanXilu Wang
Yiran KeBaha BalantekinManibrata Sen
Kevin LamPayel MukhopadhyayAnupam Ray
Brandon LemAnna SuligaNathaniel Leslie
Terry LiWick HaxtonAnna Suliga
Annie McCutcheonWick HaxtonDake Zhou
Emma McGinnessWick HaxtonErmal Rrapaj
Druv PunjabiNathaniel LeslieAaron Meyer
Paul ShinAmol PatwardhanSherwood Richers
Daniel XingAaron MeyerSherwood 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