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Wolfram Summer School

June 24–July 14, 2018
Bentley University, Waltham, MA


Nava Raj Subedi

Class of 2013


Nava started his Physics studies in Nepal, where he got his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physics from Thribhuvan University. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in Engineering Physics (Applied Optics) at Mississippi State University.

Nava's main research interest is in Electromagnetic Scattering Theory. He is working to extract the information contained in the complex electromagnetic scattering patterns for imaging and characterization of the aerosol particles by using the Digital Holographic Microscopy (DHM) technique.

He is equally interested in Biophysics and Computational Physics.

Project: Computational Study of Airborne Particles Using CA-Based Fractal Aggregation

The main objective of my project is to use the concept of electromagnetic scattering theory to study the structure of many irregularly shaped airborne particles by using CA-based fractal aggregates. There are well-defined notions and experimental evidence that fractal aggregate geometry can be used for the better understanding of the aggregation kinetics and physical properties of many irregularly shaped particles in nature.

To accomplish my project, I will start to write CA-based code starting from a single black cell first, and then I will compare my computed result with the structure in the Amsterdam and Granada Light Scattering Database.

After completion of this first step, I will repeat the same process for the 2D and 3D structures. The successful coding and comparing of the result provided with the Amsterdam and Granada Light Scattering Database makes it likely to get more information on the structure profile of many irregular airborne particles. This work extensively helps in the process of characterization of dusts.

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