Sigma Xi 2017 Student Research Showcase

Physics & Astronomy

Frederika and RichardDifferential Rotation as an Explanation for Saturn's B-Field Periodicity
Frederika Rentzeperis and Richard Derr,Dartmouth College

Saturn’s plasma sheet experiences oscillations at a period very close to that of a Saturnian day. We developed a mathematical model to represent differential rotation of Saturn’s rings and their associated magnetic field as a cause.

Matthew BerkeleyCreating a full-sky map of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) emission
Matthew Berkeley, Catholic University of America

Anomalous Microwave Emission (AME) is a mysterious foreground component in the study of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation. I am making a full-sky map of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), in order to see if the AME in the sky comes from PAHs.