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Wednesday, April 19th
8:50 AM

Estimating the Number of Earth-Sized Habitable Planets in the Milky Way Galaxy

Fredy An '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Umika Arora, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

8:50 AM - 9:05 AM

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope was designed to determine the frequency of Earth-sized planets within our galaxy. Using planetary transits accessed from Kepler lightcurve data, one can use a transit detection algorithm to find simulated transits to determine how accurate the algorithm will be against non-simulated data. We used the data from these light curves and applied parameters of temperature, orbital ... Read More

9:05 AM

The Relationship Between Overlapping Resonances and Stability in Planetary Systems

Jayant Kumar, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:05 AM - 9:20 AM

Studies have been conducted to determine the role of overlapping resonance’s chaos and stability within two to three planetary systems. Most studies prove that overlapping resonances are the cause of chaotic orbits and thus the stability of systems, however, it is not understood how resonances contribute to the stability of multi-planet systems. Our project investigates the roles of overlapping first-order ... Read More

10:20 AM

Optimum Temperature for Phosphomonoesterase Soil Enzyme Activity Assay

Joshua Lee '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

Enzymes assays are highly valuable in biochemistry as they offer a method of measuring enzyme activity, which is an important factor when measuring soil quality and health. An important factor when running enzyme assays is the incubation process. In order to make sure that an enzyme is giving an accurate reading of its potential enzyme activity, the enzyme needs to ... Read More