High school researchers
The members of the RTG’s first cohort of high school researchers are nearing the end of the senior year. And we congratulate them on their enrollments at outstanding universities.
Liam Buttita has been studying with RTG faculty member Casey Rodriguez. Liam worked on obtaining helical equilibrium states for a Cosserat rod model recently introduced by Rodriguez and Rajagopal. These equilibrium states are obtained via solving for certain relative equilibria of a Hamiltonian system that expresses balances of forces and couples in the rod. In the fall, Liam will attend the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Zubin Narayan has been working with RTG faculty member Jason Metcalfe and RTG graduate student Ben Bechtold. They have examined global existence for wave equations satisfying a null condition with initial data that may be large in the energy space. Zubin will be departing for Carnegie Mellon University come the fall.
We thank Liam and Zubin for all of their hard work and congratulate them!