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Chicago, Illinois, United States
August 11, 2018

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Sans Basnet

University of Toledo

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Toledo OH, 43606

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University of Toledo, Toledo OH

Bachelor of Science, Physics Spring 2015 -Spring 2018 Adviser: Dr. Scott Lee

Minor, Mathematics

Adviser: Dr. Nathaniel Iverson

Graduation: 5 May 2018


Monte Carlo simulation of the transport of

radiation in rotating black hole accretion


Ritter Astrophysical Research Center

August 2017 - present Adviser: Dr. Jon Bjorkman

On Schwarzschild metric, modelled Einstein’s relativistic equations on FORTRAN 90. [Numer- ical method]

Introduce frame dragging and relativistic Doppler’s e ects in the simulations. Modify Schwarzschild metric to Kerr metric.


Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction

Experiment (ANNIE).


June 2015 - 2016 Adviser: Dr. Matthew Wetstein

Tested, compiled, and installed photomultiplier tubes at SciBooNE hall for Front Anti-Coincidence Counter (FACC) at Fermilab.

Re-evaluation of the con guration of the cables of the Muon Range Detector.

Worked on Computer Automated Measurement and Control (CAMAC) data acquisition system and high voltage systems for the ANNIE multipurpose apparatus. Characterization of CdS/CdSe window

layers in CdTe cells.

Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and


September 2015 - April 2016 Adviser: Corey Grice

Deposited CdTe using RF sputtering and close-space sublimation (CSS) and CdS using an RF magnetron sputtering system (AJA International).

Measured I-V responses in near-dark and under AM 1.5G illumination of copious samples for device characterization.

Beam-foil measurement of the lifetime of

Ge II 4S24D2D3=2 level.

UT Physics and Astronomy

May 2016 - November 2016 Adviser: Dr. Richard Irving

Examined the lifetimes and oscillator strengths using Toledo Heavy Ion Accelerator (THIA), a linear accelerator running at 300 keV, in ultraviolet transition of singly-ionized Germanium. Method: Beam Foil Spectroscopy.

Studied with multi-con guration Dirac-Hartree-Fock calculations using GRASP2K package. Data analysis and normalization using IGOR and Python.

Research contribution: N Heidarian et al 2017 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50 155007 RESEARCH INTERESTS

High Energy Physics/Higgs mechanism

Collider physics

Primordial universe and fundamental laws of nature PUBLICATION

Characterization of CdS/CdSe window layers in CdTe thin lm solar cells and e ects on device performance.

Corey R. Grice, Alexander Archer, Sanskar Basnet, Naba R. Paudel, Yanfa Yan 2016. DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749859. Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. GRANTS AND AWARDS

UT O ce of Undergraduate Research and grant HST-AR-12123.001-A from the Space Telescope Sci- ence Institute (NSF), $3000. 2016

Successful participation in MCM: The Mathematical Contest in Modeling. 2017 Chad Tabory Memorial Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Physics & Astronomy,

$500. 2017


2018 APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), University of Toledo, OH. Oral presentations: 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2017, University of Memphis, TN.

(Beam-Foil Measurement of the Lifetime of Ge II 4S24D2D3=2 level.) 26th Annual Departmental Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2016. UT Physics and Astronomy.

(Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment) Undergraduate Research Colloquium, 2016. UT Physics and Astronomy and OUR.

(Toledo Heavy Ion Accelerator and measuring atomic lifetimes using the particle accelerator.) 27th Annual Departmental Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2017. UT Physics and Astronomy.

(Reducing systematic uncertainties in the W boson mass using momentum ratio in PT distribution of pp collision at CMS.)

Poster presentation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics Centennial Celebration 2017, Uni- versity of Toledo.

(Emmy Noether: symmetries and conservation laws.)


Programming Languages and Software: C++, Python, FORTRAN, CERN-ROOT [Pythia], IGOR, LATEX

Operating Systems: Mac, Windows, Linux

Electronics: Circuit layout, design, construction, and soldering Foreign Language: French (elementary pro ciency), Latin (elementary ) SERVICE AND OUTREACH

TEDx UofToledo: TEDx Conference speaker (title: Hunting the Mysteries of Neutrinos) 2016 Independent Collegian: Science columnist on the weekly publishing newspaper Independent Col- legian.

Science Mavericks: A science radio talk show for popularizing science on WXUT 88.3 FM featur- ing researchers around the United States (including Seth Shostak at SETI, Matthew Von Hippel at Perimeter Institute, and the ANNIE team at Fermilab) YouTube: Science educational videos on a YouTube channel Journal Physics. Society of Physics Students: Science outreach at high schools (Chase Academy and Toledo School for the Arts), Ceder Point Math and Science week, and Imagination Station, Toledo, OH PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP

Society of Physics Students, US August 2015 -present American Physical Society, MD, US October 2015 -present Institute of Physics(IOP), London, UK July 2016 -present

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