Perry, Jonathan

Jon (left) with Jim Selway, measuring the amplitude of simulated gravitational waves in stretched spandex (2018)
  • Intern with the  Gravitational Physics International REU (2020). Jon is Towson’s third physics major to participate in this prestigious program (after Nathan Prins in 2014 and Rachael Huxford in 2017)
  • Co-winner of the Edward I. Rubendall award for Outstanding Senior in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences (2020)
  • Winner of an Edward Loh Undergraduate Scholarship (2019)

Semesters:  Summer 2018 – Fall 2020

Projects:

New exact solutions of Einstein’s field equations in higher dimensions

  • co-author on paper in preparation
  • prerecorded oral presentation at Towson University’s first fully online Student Research & Creative Inquiry Forum (April 2020; members of the TU community can view presentation here)
  • poster presentation at 2020 APS April meeting (held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic; APS members can access poster here)
  • abstract accepted for oral presentation at 9th Gulf Coast Gravity meeting (University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, March 2019; meeting cancelled due to Covid-19)

Classroom demonstration of the measurement of the speed of light

  • “Excuse me, do you know how fast you’re going?” (news story, Towson University website, 2020)

Teaching circuits with an electromechanical adder

Classroom simulation of gravitational waves from orbiting binaries