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The GPS.DM Collaboration

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The GPS.DM Collaboration is searching for dark matter using GPS atomic clock data. The techniques developed by this group have wide applicability to other networks of precision measurement devises searching for exotic physics.



Exoplanet Detection Via Transit Photometry Using the Great Basin Observatory

Published in Nevada State Undergraduate Research Journal, 2019

This paper is about the detection of Kepler-17b with the Great Basin Observatory (GBO). We performed one of the first exoplanet detections in the GBO’s history and established a minimum transit depth for confidence in detection with the GBO.

Recommended citation: G. Panelli. Exoplanet Detection Via Transit Photometry Using the Great Basin Observatory. Nevada State Undergraduate Research Journal.V5:I1 Spring-2019. (2019). doi:10.15629/

Applying the matched-filter technique to the search for dark matter with networks of quantum sensors

Published in EPJ Quantum Technology, 2019

This paper outlines the development of a frequentist event detection technique for searches for dark matter with netowrks of precision measurement devices with particular focus of the network of Global Positioning System atomic clocks.

Recommended citation: G. Panelli, B.M. Roberts, & A. Derevianko. Applying the matched-filter technique to the search for dark matter transients with networks of quantum sensors. EPJ Quantum Technol. 7, 5 (2020).

Investigating resonant low-energy electron attachment to formamide: dynamics of model peptide bond dissociation and other fragmentation channels

Published in ArXiV, 2020

This paper outlines the momenutm imaging of dissociative electron attachment to formamide with an emphasis on fragments NH2-, O-, and H-. Production mechanism are addressed and theoretical computations for angular dissociation distributions are provided for NH2-.

Recommended citation: G. Panelli, B. Griffin, K. Swanson, A. Moradmand, T. Weber, T.N. Rescigno, C.W. McCurdy, D.S. Slaughter, & J.B. Williams. Dynamics of model peptide bond dissociation initiated by resonant low-energy electron attachment. Submitted.


Dissociative Electron Attachment to Formamide


Poster presentation at the Nevada Undergraduate Research Summer Symposium reporting initially results from the first dissociative electron attachment momentum imaging experiment with the formamide molecule.


Grading Positions

Undergraduate courses, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Mathematics, 2017

Courses Graded

  • MATH 283 - Calculus III (Fall 2018)
  • MATH 301/302 - Introduction to Proofs (Spring 2017 - Spring 2019)
  • MATH 310 - Real Analysis I (Spring 2019)
  • MATH 448 - Partial Differential Equations (Spring 2018)

PHYS 151 - General Physics I

Undergraduate course, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Physics, 2017

For non-physical science majors. Kinematics, energy and momentum conservation, rotational dynamics, thermodynamics, fluids, harmonic motion and sound. Laboratory experiments illustrate many of these fundamental principles.

MATH 295 - Introduction to Proofs

Undergraduate course, University of Nevada, Reno, Deparment of Methematics and Statistics, 2018

Foundations of mathematical proof writing for advanced courses in the Math/Stat majors. Proof methods will be applied to topics in logic; mathematical induction; elementary set theory; functions; properties of integers and real numbers.

PHYS 181 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

Undergraduate course, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Physics, 2019

Thermodynamic laws, kinetic theory, electric charge, field, potential, current, dielectrics, circuit elements, magnetic fields and materials, electromagnetic oscillations.