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 Flavor Oscillation; Neutrino Transport; Core-Collapse Supernovae; Beyond the Standard Model Physics
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 neutrino oscillations on core-collapse supernovae.

Outside of Physics

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