Rapid Fire Research
Describing your research in a clear, concise, and stimulating way is as much of an art as a science, and is crucial for getting that funding or landing that dream job. Rapid Fire Research is an event showcasing the physics and astronomy student research at Northwestern, with a focus on developing the skills necessary for constructing an elegant and simple pitch of your research. Presenters must be graduate or undergraduate students active in physics or astronomy research. Winning presentations will be featured on the Rapid Fire Research website and receive cash prizes.
More information can be found at http://sites.northwestern.edu/rapidfireresearch/.
- Presentations must be less than 4 minutes long. There will be one additional minute for question(s). These time limits will be strictly enforced.
- Presentations should be at a level that is accessible to undergraduates in the physical sciences who are interested in active research.
- Presentations should include necessary background information, but primarily focus on the research of the student.
- Each presenter is allowed a maximum of 5 slides.
2022 1st Place Student
2022 Runner-up Student
2021 1st Place Student and Runner-up Student
There were no winners in 2021 due to lack of participation.
2020 1st Place Student
Preserving magneto-optical properties in ALD-passivated CrI3
2020 Runner-up Graduate Student
Hydrogen Doping in LXe-TPCs for Dark Matter Searches
2019 1st Place Graduate Student
Nondestructive State Readout of Molecular Quantum States
2019 Runner-up Graduate Student
Single crystal growth of uranium based superconductors
2018 1st Place Graduate Student:
"Carbon in the Interstellar Medium"
2018 Runner-up Graduate Student:
"LISA Sources in Milky Way Globular Clusters"
2018 Runner-up Undergraduate Student:
"The Host Galaxies of Short Gamma-ray Bursts"
2016 1st Place Graduate Student:
“Interpreting the Massive Gas Flows Around Galaxies”
2016 Runner-up Graduate Student:
“Distinguishing Between Formation Channels for Binary Black Holes with LISA”
2016 1st Place Undergraduate Student:
“Acoustic Signaling in a Xenon Scintillating Bubble Chamber”
2016 Runner-up Undergraduate Student:
“Microstructure of Aerogel”