Undergraduate Research Program

Regupathi Angappan

Angappan, Regu

Physics     Minor: Physics, Mathematics
Mentor: Terry Swanson, Earth and Space Sciences

Contact: reguang@uw.edu

Current research project: Analyzing Remanent Magnetization for High-Resolution Correlation of Lacustrine Sediments



Translate your work so that we can all understand its importance

The research aims to use the changing magnetic field record on Earth, that is preserved in sediments due to the presence of small magnetic minerals, to determine and constrain the age of geological events. The age constraint will be much more accurate with a higher resolution. It also gives us some insight into the Earth’s magnetic field over time.

What is the most exciting and/or rewarding aspect of your undergraduate research experience?
The ability to apply the information that is gained in the classroom in a very practical manner to solve pressing and interesting questions, is very exciting and truly humbling; it has strengthened my academic background and it has given me the opportunity to be creative and work with other outstanding academicians.

What advice would you give a student who is considering getting involved in undergraduate research?
I strongly encourage everyone to pursue their interests and find their passion in research. We have a campus with many different resources to ensure success in research, and we all ought to make good use of it; visit URP!