## Student Projects

### Past Projects

Nicholas Hatcher - fractional quantum Hall effect

William Hall (UALR) REU-FOM/SIUE 2002

Jerry Morgan - fractional quantum Hall effect

Danielle Castens - Effects of una corda pedal in a grand piano

Adam Wuller - fractional quantum Hall effect

Nate Reindle - fractional quantum Hall effect

Thomas Duncan, Heather Lynch, Andrew Martin, Scott Miller - building a portable computer cluster

### Current Projects

Lance Spinnie - parallelizing the Mercury6 code for the portable computer cluster. Also see Lance's blog

### Future Projects

## Computational Physics Projects

### Fractional Quantum Hall Effect

a brief pictoral introduction to the Hall effects

Here is a brief summary of where our work stood in approximately Fall 2007. Since then, we (Nate and I) have reworked the underlying mathematics using a different approach which is giving us a matrix with a slightly different, and more intuitively satisfactory, structure. The computational code needs to be rewritten - probably to run on the new machine we (Matt, Dan, Mike, Tyler, and I) are currently building.

### Hypergeometric Functions

### Black Hole Fly-By

Dr. Gay came by one evening and asked an interesting question: What would happen if a small black hole grazed the outer edges of our solar system? I've been using Mercury6 code to find out. So far, not much. In current calculations, the black hole is moving so slowly that this project is also a candidate for a code rewrite and transportation to the new machine.

## Courses at SIUE

- Concepts of Physics Lecture & Lab
- Music and Acoustics - an introduction to the physics of sound, musical instruments, microphones & speakers, and recording
- College Physics (both semesters) Lecture and Lab
- University Physics (both semesters) Lecture and Lab
- Undergraduate & Graduate Quantum Mechanics
- Solid State Physics
- Graduate Electricity and Magnetism
- Music: Art & Science - Interdisciplinary on the math and physics underlying music theory - team taught Summer 2010 with Dr. Archer

## Classes at Seven Hills

- Honors Physics
- AP Physics B
- AP Calculus BC
- Multivariate Calculus

## Peer Reviewed Publications

- "When Charge Meets Flux: Classical View of a Quantum Paradigm", M L Horner and A.S. Goldhaber, Am. J. Phys.
**64**(1996) 1237-1241 - "Aharonov-Bohm Problem for Spin 1", M L Horner and A.S. Goldhaber, Phys. Rev. D
**55**(1997) 5951-5956 - "Comparison of Teaching Methods for Energy Conservation", M L Horner, Momo Jeng, Rebecca Lindell, Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings
**883**(2006) 161-165 - "Single-particle analogue to the fractional quantum Hall effect", Alfred Scharff Goldhaber and M L Horner,
*J. Phys. A: Math. Theor.***40**(2007) 14343-14351

## Presentations

- "Simulating Newton's Cannonball" (a live demo of VPython), M. L. Horner, ISAAPT, March 26, 2010, Blackburn College, IL (talk)
- "Using the Wii Remote to Teach Introductory Physics", M. L. Horner, Thomas Duncan*, Heather Lynch*, Andrew Martin*, Scott Miller*, SIUE Library and Information Services Annual Spring Symposium Gaming, Learning, and Community; From Board Games to Fantasy Baseball, April 29, 2009, Edwardsville, IL (Invited Talk)
- "Using WiiExperiment for kinematics in the laboratory or classroom", M. L. Horner, Thomas Duncan*, Heather Lynch*, Andrew Martin*, Scott Miller*, AAPT, Feb. 15, 2009, Chicago, IL (talk)
- "Wii Remote in Physics Labs", Lenore Horner, Scott Miller*, Thomas Duncan*, Heather Lynch*, Andrew Martin*, ISAAPT, Oct. 10, 2008 (workshop - SUIE senior project software WiiPhysics)
- "Using the Wiimote to Teach Mechanics", Lenore Horner ISAAPT, April 5, 2008, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (talk - Darwiin Remote software)
- "Make Your Own Helmholz Resonator", Lenore Horner, ISAAPT, April 5, 2008, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (talk)
- "Modeling the FQHE from first principles", M L Horner and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber, 54th Midwest Solid State Conference, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2007 (poster)
- "Single-particle analogue to the fractional quantum Hall effect", Alfred Scharff Goldhaber and M L Horner, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 (2007) 14343-14351
- "Visualizing Energy Conservation", M. L. Horner and Rebecca Lindell, NSTA, St. Louis, MO, April 1, 2007 (workshop)
- "Comparison of Teaching Methods for Energy Conservation", M L Horner, Momo Jeng, Rebecca Lindell, Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, 883 (2006) 161-165
- "Making Fourier Techniques Understandable to Beginners: What Works?", David H. Kaplan, M. Lenore Horner AAPT Summer Meeting, 2006 (poster) "Visualizing Energy Conservation", M L Horner, AAPT Summer Meeting, 2006 (talk)
- "Comparison of Teaching Methods for Energy Conservation", M L Horner, Momo Jeng, Rebecca Lindell, AAPT Summer Meeting, and Physics Education Research Conference, 2006 (poster)
- "Take 5 - classroom demonstration on torque", M L Horner, ISAAPT, April 8, 2006, Illinois Central College
- "The Effects of the una corda pedal on harmonic structure", Danielle Castens*, M L Horner, Rebecca Lindell, ISAAPT, April 8, 2006, Illinois Central College (talk)
- "Take 5 - classroom demonstration for change of speed of sound with temperature", M L Horner, ISAAPT, April 8 & 9, 2005, SIUE
- "Reinforcing Energy Conservation", M L Horner, ISAAPT, April 8 & 9, 2005, SIUE (talk)
- "A Geometric view of contiguous relations", M L Horner, ISAAPT, April 24, 2004, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (talk)
- "Hypergeometric Functions: Towards a Generalized Treatment of Contiguous Relations", M L Horner, Nebraska Academy of Science May, 2001
- "Project-Based Undergraduate Physics Education", Michael Cherney, M.L. Horner, M. Lee*, M.G. Nichols, J.E. Seger, Sigma Xi Forum Reshaping Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education: Tools for Better Learning Nov. 4-5, 1999 Minneapolis, MN
- "Transmutation of Electric into Magnetic Forces on a Planar Electron: Impurity Spacing and Band Structure in Strong Magnetic Fields", M L Horner, SUNY Stony Brook Ph.D. dissertation (1999)
- "Baryogenesis and the Standard Model", M L Horner Friday Afternoon Seminar at SUNY Stony Brook (1998)
- "Aharonov-Bohm Problem for Spin 1", M L Horner and A.S. Goldhaber, Phys. Rev. D 55 (1997) 5951-5956
- "When Charge Meets Flux: Classical View of a Quantum Paradigm", M L Horner and A.S. Goldhaber, Am. J. Phys. 64 (1996) 1237-1241
- "Investigation of the Parameters t and U in the Tight-Binding, Single-Band Hubbard Model", M L Horner, Oberlin College honors thesis (1992)

* denotes undergraduate authors