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    • Nematic Order in Spherical Geometries 

      Devaiah, Sharan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-11)
      Nematic Liquid crystals (NLC) are rod like molecules that in the absence of external influences arrange themselves parallel to each other and hence tend to point in a given direction. The average orientation of these ...
    • Nontrivial Impact 

      Karsai, Andras (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      The purpose of this investigation is to identify and calculate the forces that occur on an impulsive object as it intrudes into granular media. The system analyzed is a computational model of a sinusoidally actuated ...
    • Particle Image Velocimetry of Collapsing Toroidal Droplets 

      Berger, Eric M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      The goal of this study is to explore the mechanism by which unstable toroidal droplets collapse inwardly. As such, particle image velocimetry methods will be employed in obtaining an experimental picture of the velocity ...
    • Reduced Model for Gravitational Wave Sources 

      Maganazertuche, Lorena (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      One of the most interesting and exotic systems in the universe is a system of two black holes. When black holes orbit each other, they will eventually collide, forming a single black hole with a mass less than the sum of ...
    • Scaler System Testing in the HAWC Experiment 

      Browning, Tyler (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-12)
      TeV gamma rays probe the non-thermal Universe in ways that are not possible at other wavelengths. The HAWC observatory, under construction in Mexico, will be able to analyze and survey the TeV sky more completely than any ...
    • Star-Disk Collisions in the Galactic Center 

      Kieffer, Thomas F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      Recent observations of the Galactic Center (GC) have revealed that there is a relative paucity of Red Giant (RG) stars within the central parsec. However, these observations conflict with our current theoretical ...
    • State Space Partitions of Stochastic Chaotic Maps 

      Heninger, Jeffrey M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-05-05)
      The finest resolution that can be achieved in any real chaotic system is limited by the presence of noise. This noise can be used to define neighborhoods of the deterministic periodic orbits using the local eigenfunctions ...
    • Ultra-Close Tidal Disruption Events with Prompt Hyperaccretion 

      Evans, Christopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      A bright flare from a galactic nucleus followed at late times by a t^-5/3 decay in luminosity is often considered to be the signature of a tidal disruption of a star by a massive black hole. The flare and afterglow are ...