Feb
18

Shear Zone Kinematics: Displacement and Vorticity Numbers

Recently I have been making calculations to estimate the displacement along Shear Zone 2 (SZ2). This requires integrating the shear strain across the width of the zone and multiplying by the vorticity number for a particular sample, or more generally, the average vorticity number for the shear zone. Shear strain is the ratio of length…
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Feb
01

Discovering s͔̞̪̭̱ͅ u̻̻̜̫͖͇̝ c̟̩ c̤̜̫̫ e̬̰͍ s̝͎̟͕͕̘ s͓̟

Hi. Hello. Hey. hai. ‘sup. Bonjour. Hola. It is I, Daniel Speer, providing you with information regarding my Honors Thesis project!

Jan
31

January Update: Cheers to a New Year and Graduate School Acceptances

Hello everyone! It is great to be back on campus. I have been getting back in the swing of things with both classes and my lab work. I have resumed progress on my project, continuing the experiments I planned out last semester. After the completion of these plans, I will meet with my adviser and…
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Jan
28

Nose, Meet Grindstone

Spring of 2017, I spent my days in hectic motion, trying to keep track of a multitude of deadlines and responding to all the surprise responsibilities that kept coming up (throwback to “please submit a brief summary” emails that came days before said summary was expected, back when I was still in the existential crisis…
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Jan
25

January update: Preparation for the Colloquium

I can’t believe it’s my last semester at William and Mary! I will definitely be making the most out of my last few months here. During the first week of classes, I began preparing for the Honors Colloquium, which will occur in mid-February. Since I have drafted my introduction and methods section of my paper,…
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