Undergraduate Thesis Research Published

Mike Rushka
Mike Rushka C’20

Undergraduate Mike Rushka C’20 recently published the first part of his undergraduate thesis in the American Journal of Physics. Mike worked with Prof. Freericks on developing an operator theoretic method to calculate the wavefunctions of the simple harmonic oscillator. The title of the publication is “A completely algebraic solution of the simple harmonic oscillator.” Mike has also submitted a second publication from his thesis project to the Journal of Mathematical Physics. This work was honored with the undergraduate thesis prize from the Department of Physics in 2020. The paper is available at https://doi.org/10.1119/10.0001702 (new window)