Publication Date

Summer 2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Physics and Astronomy


Kassahun Betre; Curtis Asplund; Ehsan Khatami


I am extremely grateful to Dr. Kassahun Betre for his support and guidance throughout my thesis journey. His wisdom, knowledge, and encouragement have been invaluable to me. His willingness to take me on making this project and the collaborative friendship is the highlight of my master’s program. Many thanks to Dr. Curtis Asplund and Dr. Ehsan Khatami for participating on my committee and with regard to their valuable feedback on my thesis draft, ensuring the completion of this work. Finally, I am grateful to my family for their unwavering love and all the support and absolute patience over the years I have focused my attention on my education throughout the failures and successes. Their constant motivation and encouragement have kept me going.

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