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Mathematics and Physics


Asteroid Mitigation Chaz Gillette, Anna Harner, Rohm Tandon, Thomas Jordan

May 9, 2023 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Asteroid impacts pose a serious threat to Earth, but there are limited defense mechanisms in place. Our team developed a program to showcase laser propulsion as a viable solution to asteroid mitigation. Through the implementation of derived equations, we were able to create a simulation that displays how a laser satellite could be used to

Why Causal Correlations are Applicable to Quantum Mechanics Marc Domingo, Nathan Ree, Thao Vy Le

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

When the concept of causality is thought of within a non-physics based context, it is typically thought of as the relationship between “cause” and “effect” or simply as the idea that something results in a subsequent event occurring. However, when brought into the context of physics, one must account for the two types of mechanics

Parallax – A Virtual Reality Tool for Teaching Astronomy Concepts Scott Cummings, Dan Haub, Ryan Millares, Nicholas Mirchandani, Sean Robbins

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Parallax seeks to be a learning experience that combines traditional teaching methods with virtual reality supplements to enhance student understanding of traditionally taught astronomy concepts. Lecture order and content is based upon the California Department of Education’s standards for 8th graders’ knowledge of astronomy. Lectures are followed by virtual reality sessions which aim to grant

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