CSSF Project Listings: 2008
Physics & Astronomy

Senior Division

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Nikhil Anand, Grade 11 portrait
Gauging Black Hole Behavior: Modeling AdS/CFT Correspondence through a Particle Accelerator
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Kawanami
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Mark D. Canning, Grade 10 portrait
Underwater Interferometric Seismometer
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S1603 — Third Place
Eric Casavant, Grade 12 portrait
Alex Marshall, Grade 12 portrait
Measuring the Speed of Gravity using Ocean Tide Models in Conjunction with Solar and Lunar Position Tracks
Advisor: Mr. Jon Stark
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Vianney Cassyleon, Grade 10 portrait
Greenhouse Gases
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Callaway
School: Hueneme High School, Oxnard, Ventura County
Gwendolyn Chang, Grade 9 portrait
Use of Magnetic Fields to Prevent Earth Impacts by Near Earth Objects
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Bush
School: Rancho Bernardo High School, San Diego, San Diego County
S1606 — Honorable Mention
Bryce W. Cronkite-Ratcliff, Grade 11 portrait
The Intermolecular Structure of Water via XRS-based XANES
Advisor: Mr. Tom Woosnam
School: Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, San Mateo County
S1607 — Fourth Place
Magnus A. Haw, Grade 12 portrait
Are Black Hole Mass Estimates Too Large?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
S1608 — Honorable Mention
Scott K. Hempy, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Altitude on the Detection of Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber
Advisor: Dr. Joel Sander
School: San Marcos Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Colin P. Kealey, Grade 11 portrait
Knot Theory: The Effects of Different String Sizes on the Probability that Complex Knots Will Form
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Edward J. Kronfli, III, Grade 9 portrait
Fight Fire with Sound?
Advisor: Mr. Edward Kronfli
School: St. Francis High School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Brian S. Lee, Grade 11 portrait
Investigation of Mathematical Models of Harmonic Spring Motion
Advisor: Mr. Chris Ostermann
School: Burroughs (Sherman E.) High School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
Max S. Lester, Grade 10 portrait
Chill: Bounce Higher: The Effect of Temperature on Elasticity
Advisor: Mr. Jerry Childers
School: Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, Marin County
Benjamin E. Levy, Grade 9 portrait
Fridge Magnets: Magnetocaloric Behavior of Gadolinium at Room Temperatures
Advisor: Ms. Carol Stanton
School: College Preparatory School, Oakland, Alameda County
S1614 — First Place
Alekzandir J. Morton, Grade 12 portrait
Thomas M. Travagli, Grade 12 portrait
A Galaxy Ablaze from Afar: Infrared Spectrometry of S5 0716+714 Using the Spitzer Space Telescope, a Second-Year Study
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Adkins
School: Deer Valley High School, Anioch, Contra Costa County
Kathleen P. Pham, Grade 10 portrait
Effects of Temperature and Solute Concentration on Index of Refraction
Advisor: Ms. Gwen Corbett
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Jessica A. Richeri, Grade 9 portrait
Measuring the Speed of Light
Advisor: Mr. Sunny Kaura
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
S1699 — Second Place
Nilesh Tripuraneni, Grade 11 portrait
Novel Characterizations of the Static and Kinetic Behavior of Liquid Marbles: A Potential Utility in Microfluidics?
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Garabedian
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County

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