Investigating Power Spectral Densities of Black Hole Properties

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I am a 4th year undergraduate student at the Illinois Institute of Technology double majoring in physics and astrophysics.

Outside of physics my interests include music, dance, and social activism. I play the cello in a scientist string quartet and am very involved in my school's dance team. I am also a part of student government, social justice ambassadors, and Prism, the LGBTQ+ student organization.

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This research project was completed at Northwestern University during the summer of 2019 under the advising of Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Tchekhovskoy, Dr. Ian M. Christie, and Aris Lalakos as part of the CIERA REU Program.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1757792, a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant awarded to CIERA at Northwestern University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This research used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. This research used resources of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725, INCITE allocation PHY129. This research is part of the Blue Waters sustained-petascale computing project, which is supported by the National Science Foundation (awards OCI-0725070 and ACI-1238993) and the state of Illinois. Blue Waters is a joint effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and its National Center for Supercomputing Applications. This author was supported by the camras scholars program.


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