Perry, Jonathan

Jon (left) with Jim Selway, measuring the amplitude of simulated gravitational waves in stretched spandex (2018)
  • Breaking news! Jon has been accepted into the  Gravitational Physics International REU (summer 2020), becoming 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 – Summer 2019

Projects:

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

  • 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