Wisconsin REU in Astrophysics
Summer 2003


Wisconsin's 2003 REU students on their way to a fabulous destination. From left to right, are Front row: Luis Mercado (Indiana University), Dr. Bob Benjamin (Program Director), Thompson LeBlanc (Universidad Metropolitana), Luisa Zambrano (Universidad Metropolitana), Stephanie Bush (Case Western Reserve University), Second row: Kwayera Davis (College of Charleston), AJ Carver (University of W isconsin-Madison), Kelen Tuttle (Carleton College), Sam Leitner (Wesleyan University), Kimb Moody (Univer sity of Arizona), Karl Hendrickson (Truman State University), Quendella Taylor (Northern Arizona University/Penn State), Eric Bellm (Harvard College), Amanda Heffner-Wong (Wichita State University), and Jeremy Harrison (Chicago State University); 2003 Program Director: Robert Benjamin

2003 REU Schedule

Student Research Webpage Final Talk (title)
Eric Bellm Analyzing Models of the Diffuse Soft X-ray Background
Stephanie Bush HI in the Interacting Galaxies NGC 4618/4625
A.J. Carver Searching for Neutrinos from Gamma Ray Bursts using AMANDA
Kwayera Davis Barred Magellanic Spirals in Ursa Major: Global Properties
Jeremy Harrison The Fate of Intergalactic Gas Streams
Amanda Heffner-Wong Cosmic Ray Composition using AMANDA and SPASE
Karl Hendrickson Development of Bolometric Detectors for CMB Studies
Thompson Le Blanc Using Image Subtraction to Search for Eclipsing Binaries
Sam Leitner Magnetohydrodynamic models of Mixing Layers in the ISM
Luis Mercado Detecting Dark Clouds in the Galactic Plane with 2MASS Data
Kimb Moody Muon Vertical Depth-Intensity Distribution at th e South Pole
Quendella Taylor Turbulent Structure in Interstellar Dust Clouds
Kelen Tuttle WHAM Studies of the Spica HII Region
Luisa Zambrano A Search for Eclipsing Binary Stars in the North American and Pelican Nebulae

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