Congratulations Graduates: Class of 2022!


Sami Alves
Morse College
Major(s): Physics / Computer Science

Advisor: Damon Clark


Niki Anderson
Saybrook College
Major(s): Physics / Economics

Keon Azar
Pierson College
Major(s): Physics / Economics

Advisor: Gregory Laughlin

Research Project: Conducting simulations of multi-exoplanet systems in order to characterize their orbital dynamics and constrain their masses

Plans: I plan to live and work in New York City.

Memorable or Interesting Moment: Going to night sky observation sessions at the Leitner Observatory


Amanda Butler
Jonathan Edwards College
Major(s): Astronomy and Physics (Intensive)

Advisor: Daisuke Nagai


Maria Canon
Davenport College
Major(s): Physics / Psychology

Advisor: Eduardo Higino da Silva Neto

Research Project: Investigating systematic errors and confidence levels in an algorithm measuring local lattice strain


Antonio Cao
Morse College
Major(s): Physics / Computer Science & Mathematics

Advisor: Owen Miller

Research Project: Finite Difference Time Domain Simulation on the Web


Robert Carter
Grace Hopper College
Major(s): Physics (Int.)

Advisor: Steve Lamoreaux

Research Project: An Exploration in Improvements on the Cavendish Experiment

Plans: Moving to Egypt! I’ll be living in Cairo

Memorable or Interesting Moment: I once remember cramming before my 440 midterm in the undergraduate physics lounge, and quite literally minutes before the exam I started to understand the material! It ended up being ok in the end, and I learned a lot, but I’ll never forget the stress of 440


Jack Chapman
Pauli Murray College
Major(s): Physics & Philosophy

Advisor: Mark Gerstein

Research Project: Applying Quantum Neural Networks to Problems in Bioinformatics


Jeff Cieslikowski
Pauli Murray College
Major(s): Political Science / Physics

Advisor: Alexey Fedorov

Research Project: Physical Forcings of ENSO under a Warming Climate

Plans: After a gap year in DC, off to law school!

Memorable or Interesting Moment: Studying for intro physics on the chalkboards in SPL late at night, pretending I was working on the Apollo missions for NASA but in reality just calculating how fast a ball would fall on the moon


Sarah Dickson
Pauli Murray College
Major(s): Physics (Int.)

Advisor: David Moore

Research Project: Detection of Whispering Gallery Modes in Optically-Levitated Microspheres


Aidan Donaghey
Jonathan Edwards College
Major(s): Physics (Int.)

Advisor: Steven Girvin

Research Project: Simulating QNN on classical hardware


Kunsang Dorjee
Timothy Dwight College
Major(s): Physics & Philosophy

Advisor: Juan Lora

Research Project: A Large-Scale Cloud Diagnostic Scheme for the Atmosphere of Titan


Eric Elftmann
Saybrook College
Major(s): Physics

Advisor: Corey O'Hern

Research Project: Accuracy of Core Sidechain Packing in Computational Protein Models


Ryan Flynn
Morse College
Major(s): Physics (Int.)

Advisor: Daisuke Nagai

Research Project: Shattering in the Intergalactic Medium in TNG100


Pablo Garza
Silliman College
Major(s): Physics

Advisor: Steve Lamoreaux


Luke Grossman
Berkeley College
Major(s): Physics

Advisor: Nir Navon


Matt King
Ezra Stiles College
Major(s): Physics (Int.) / Mathematics (Int.)

Advisor: Bonnie Fleming

Research Project: Pion Absorption Cross Section Measurement in Liquid Argon

Plans: Research and Teaching (Ideally as a physics professor)

Memorable or Interesting Moment: In Physics 261, I gave Professor Girvin a package of Welch's fruit snacks at the beginning of class. He ripped it open, downed the entire package, chewed for a long time, then exclaimed, "Wow! These are really good!" He then proceeded with the class.


Hanbai Lyu
Branford College
Major(s): Mathematics / Physics (Int.)

Advisor: Nir Navon


Charlie Mayhew
Benjamin Franklin College
Major(s): Physics

Advisor: David Moore


Jack McArthur
Pauli Murray College
Major(s): Chemistry / Physics

Advisor: Diana Qiu

Research Project: Molecular dielectric embedding GW for ionically bonded hybrid perovskites


Georgia Michelman
Pauli Murray College
Major(s): Physics / History

Advisor: Meg Urry


Daniel Qenani
Davenport College
Major(s): Physics (Int.)

Advisor: Keith Baker

Research Project: Quantum K-Means Algorithm for Signal Processing of H → ZZ* → 4l as Proof of Quantum Entanglement


Annika Salmi
Grace Hopper College
Major(s): Physics / Astronomy

Advisor: Meg Urry


Matthew Schneider
Pauli Murray College
Major(s): Physics

Advisor: Madhusudhan Venkadesan

Research Project: Experimental Set-up for Fish Fin Stiffness Research

Plans: Undergraduate Pilot Training


Ema Smith
Ezra Stiles College
Major(s): Physics (Int.)

Advisor: Laura Newburgh


Will Sun
Pauli Murray College
Major(s): Physics (Int.)

Advisor: Steven Girvin

Research Project: Generating Qubits with QGANs


Jiawei Tang
Ezra Stiles College
Major(s): Physics / Applied Mathematics

Ben Togni
Grace Hopper College
Major(s): Physics (Int.)

Advisor: Meg Urry


Sebastian Tsai
Jonathan Edwards College
Major(s): Physics (Int.) / Applied Mathematics

Advisor: George Fleming


Charlie Uchno
Berkeley College
Major(s): Physics / Economics

Advisor: Alison Sweeney


Wang, Jean
Morse College
Major(s): Physics (Int.) / Mathematics & Philosophy

Advisor: Steven Girvin

Research Project: Frequency Stability of Oscillator Systems


Grace Zdeblick
Pierson College
Major(s): Mathematics / Physics

Advisor: Meg Urry

Research Project: Identifying Active Galactic Nuclei with Machine Learning


Yiming Zhang
Benjamin Franklin College
Major(s): Physics (Int.)

Advisor: Jack Harris

Research Project: Building a Optomechanical Platform for Eigenvalue Braids and Knots

Plans: I will be pursuing a PhD in physics at MIT with a focus on experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics.

Memorable or Interesting Moment: Walking into the Sachem’s Wood from YSB in the evening after lab.


Andrew Zheng
Trumbull College
Major(s): Physics / Economics

Advisor: Reina Maruyama

Research Project: CUORE/CUPID Muon Veto Prototypes Testing and Analysis

Plans: Become a Professor someday.


Laura Zhou
Benjamin Franklin College
Major(s): Physics (Int.)

Advisor: Nir Navon