The program is completely over now, and I just want to say that I enjoyed my summer here at MSU. I expect that the most valuable thing to come from this experience will have been my being able to connect with professionals in the field of theoretical nuclear physics. I may or may not decide to pursue this area of research in graduate school, but the networking and experience in general will be useful either way. I hope to continue working on this same project because I’ve noticed a few ways that I think the algorithms can be improved. I’ve been reading a book on Quantum Computing, and I’ve noticed a few connections to the method I’ve been using for my research that could be exciting for future theoretical research.
If I had a chance to do this program again, I would definitely take it.