Undergrad Sam Christianson awarded Hilldale Fellowship

Sam Christianson
Undergraduate Sam Christianson has been awarded a 2021-2022 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship. Working in the Madison Applied Math Lab alongside VISP graduate student Hongyi Huang and Associate Professor Saverio Spagnolie, Sam is exploring the dynamics of bodies in gas-filled fluids using experiments and numerical simulations. The research aims to analyze and characterize the “dancing raisins” effect: raisins exhibit periodic dynamics when placed in carbonated water (try it!). While the motivation is a playful one, the results of this basic research may extend to many other systems involving surface charge distributions at the micron scale.