Physics at Virginia

Eleventh Annual Sigma Pi Sigma Research Symposium

Tuesday, November 9 2021

The Eleventh Annual Sigma Pi Sigma Research Symposium was held on November 5th, 2021, in the Rotunda's Lower West Oval Room. Professors Xiaochao Zheng, Ed Murphy, Craig Group, Gordon Cates were invited to judge student talks and posters from students in the Physics and Astronomy Departments. Prizes were awarded to the following presentations:


1st place: Property Tuning of Layered Materials by Electrochemical Intercalation by Dawn Ford

2nd place: Coordinate Space Representation of Quark and Gluon Generalized Parton Distribution Functions by Zaki Panjsheeri

3rd place: Failure to Social Distance: Breaking Gathering Limits in Titan's Lakes by Alex Rosenthal


1st place: Jet-Level Analysis of Simulated CMS Data for Machine Learning Applications by Gracemarie Buehlmann

2nd place (tied): Shaping the neutron beam profile at the Nab experiment by Martin Bowler and GEANT4 Monte Carlo Study of Electron-Proton Spatial Correlations in the Nab Detectors by William Musk (tied)