PhD, Physics, New Mexico State University
Visiting Scholar 2011-2014
Hosted by Professor Joseph Formaggio, Department of Physics
Sophia Cisneros earned her Ph.D. in Physics at New Mexico State University. Her research focus has been on the Lumious Convolution Model (LCM), which predicts a constraint to luminous and dark matter investigations based upon observed galactic rotation curves, and on the novel applications of Special and General Relativity.
During her three-year tenure as an MLK Visiting Scholar, she worked with the Neutrino and Dark Matter Research Group led by Professor Joseph Formaggio in the Department of Physics. Their focus was the Design and Development of Project 8 and on the role of Beta Decay Experiments toward Relic Neutrino Detection. Two papers resulted from their work: "The Luminous Convolution Model" and "On the Doppler effect for light from orbiting sources in Kerr-type metrics."
Her future research is to extend the LCM to yield the best luminous matter profile in spiral galaxies, a neutrino toy-model and a bench-top black hole analog investigation. Cisneros was also instrumental in establishing an on-campus Native-American support system at MIT.