Michael May

Advisor: H. Qin

Current: Project: quantum analogies of classical instabilities 

Michael Quackenbush May entered the Princeton Program in Plasma Physics in 2019 after graduating from Williams College with degrees in physics and religion in 2017. Between college and graduate school, he completed a masters degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2018, and taught high school physics in the Bronx for a year. 

Michael has spent his first year simulating plasma microthrusters using the particle-in-cell (PIC) method and exploring ways to incorporate machine learning into low-temperature plasma physics. 

Michael can be contacted at [email protected] and would love to answer any questions about his research or the plasma physics program.