Welcome to Timothy Baker's Kansas State Physics Summer REU Website!

Hello, I’m Timothy James Baker and welcome to my website! This website is to document my summer physics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) experience at Kansas State University (KSU) this summer. This summer was an absolutely incredible experience. This was my second REU experience (my other taking place last summer at ‘The’ Ohio State University) and I am grateful for getting to come to Kansas this summer. I loved this program’s set up. The one or two lectures a week were a great opportunity to learn something new every week and get a glimpse into different professor’s specific fields and research. The ethics class wasn’t always my favorite, but some of them were interesting and I liked how they were a discussion most of the time and how they would make you think about graduate school issues that you may not have realized before. Our weekly group meetings were great so we could see each other’s REU progress and get an idea of what their research is like. Outside of the lab, I also enjoyed all the social events that are hosted by different groups at KSU. People in Kansas are often kind and I absolutely loved getting to become friends with every one else in the REU program and feel lucky that this summer program was truly enjoyable.

On the left you will see several links to different parts of my website. If you are interested in the projects that I was a part of this summer, start with the project overview link. The research description goes into more detail about those projects and they also eventually explain what I personally did this summer. I spent much of this summer working with another REU student, Ramiro Torres, on almost everything in this program. You can see our poster and final presentation in the documents section of this website.

This program is funded by the National Science Foundation through grant number PHYS-1461251. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.