About Me

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Physics Ph.D. Candidate
North Carolina State University
Office: 411 C Riddick Hall
Email: cjstaple@ncsu.edu

Research Interest: Neutrino Oscillations in Core Collapse Supernovae
Advisors: Dr. Carla Fröhlich & Dr. James Kneller

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My Background

I grew up in the area around Des Moines, Iowa and I did my undergraduate degree at The University of Iowa, where I worked with Dr. Kenneth Gayley on time dependent stellar outflows and X-ray shocks. I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics and a minor in French.

I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Physics at North Carolina State University where I am a member of the Nuclear Astrophysics Theory group under Dr. Carla Fröhlich and Dr. James Kneller. My research focuses on the effects of neutrinos and neutrino oscillations during the hydrodynamic evolution of core-collapse supernovae.

Outside of Physics

In my spare time, I enjoy playing card and board games, as well as running games of D&D with friends. I’m a big fan of the Seattle Sounders and enjoy traveling to see games during the summer months.