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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Tue

    Colloquium: Graduate Student (Past and Present) Talks

    4:00 pmZoom Meeting. See Below.

    Benjamin "B.B." Pilgrim
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Mississippi

    The Chain Action and a Variational Principle for Two Dimensional Causal Sets

    I will present the chain action for causal sets and evaluate its accuracy for causal sets embeddable in two dimensional manifolds. I will also propose a discrete variational principle, and the results of manifold-like causal sets will be compared to Kleitman-Rothschild causal sets.


    Anil Panta
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Mississippi

    Developing Tools for Analysis on the Open Science Grid

    The Belle II dataset searcher is a tool to get the location of files that are stored on the open science grid for analysis use. I will report on my efforts to expand the usefulness of this tool by implementing a NoSQL database, called Elasticsearch, rather than the usual SQL database. With this change, it will be possible to make full text searches on dataset metadata, enabling a more efficient way for analysts to find the samples of interest.


    Mukunda Acharya
    Stewart Acoustical Consultants
    Raleigh, North Carolina

    From a MS Degree to Industry Career in Acoustics

    The talk will be an overview of how I develop my career from a master degree in physics focusing on physical acoustics to my current job as an acoustical consultant in industry. Most of the talk would be focused on giving you a general idea of my career as an acoustical consultant. Acoustical consultants use a combination of scientific theory, analytical modeling tools, experimental data, experience, and judgment to analyze problems and provide advices for clients on acoustics related problems. Answers to some of the common problems can be immediate, but many problems require analysis, measurements, or both. I am going to share my experience about the knowledge and skills that are vital to becoming a professional acoustical consultant. I believe the talk will be helpful to graduate students who are planning to pursue their research in physical acoustics and continue in the future as a professional.



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    Meeting ID: 213 798 950