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16th Annual Wolfram Summer School, held at Bentley University June 24–July 13, 2018

Alumni

Miles Bissky

Class of 2011

Bio

Miles Bissky has a bachelor's of science in physics and computer science from the University of the Fraser Valley. He currently works as a software developer for HealthSpace Informatics.

Miles's enthusiasm for conducting research in non-linear physics, specifically in non-linear friction, is propelled by his fascination with the interconnection between science and art.

Project: An Examination of the Causes of Proportionality in Static Friction Using Cellular Automaton Models

There is not a good understanding of why the relationship between the force of friction and the normal force have a linear relationship in the equation Ffr=u(static)*Fn. The relationship will be examined by simulating the interaction of two surfaces at a microscopic level. This project will use models of surfaces generated with 2D and 3D cellular automata with a series of nucleation points to act as seeds for the surface. The goal of the project is to offer a plausible explanation for the linearity of static friction models.

Favorite Four-Color Totalistic Cellular Automaton

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