Expertise

simulated complex physical systems with terabytes of data on supercomputing clusters:

contributed to large, collaborative driven codebases with:
python, c++, git, javascript, pandas, networkx, fortran, tensorflow, perl, bash, php, sql, numpy, matplotlib, d3.js, hugo, gnuplot, latex, paraview, sage, jupyter

advanced physics and mathematics specialties:
mechanics, general relativity, fluid dynamics, finite volume, numerical methods

developed tests, validation and visualization tools of big data
Education
PhD, Washington State University, Physics, 2017
BSc, Grand Valley State University, Mathematics, 2010
BSc, Grand Valley State University, Physics, 2010
ASc, Grand Rapids Community College, 2007
Professional
Restaurant Consulting, CA, MI, 2020.
Executive Chef, Slanted Tree, Fairfield, CA, 20192020
Executive Chef, Dawson’s, Dixon, CA, 20172019
Research Assistant, Washington State Univ, Pullman, WA, 20132017
Teaching Assistant, Washington State Univ, Pullman, WA, 20102017
Sous Chef, One Trick Pony, Grand Rapids, MI, 20052007
Publications
Chakravarti, K., Gupta, A., Bose, S., Duez, M.D., Caro, J., Brege, W., Foucart, F., Ghosh, S., Kyutoku, K., Lackey, B.D. and Shibata, M. Systematic effects from black holeneutron star waveform model uncertainties on the neutron star equation of state, January 31, 2019 Physical Review D. 99(2), 024049 preprint: arXiv:1809.04349
Brege, W., Duez, M.D., Deaton, M.B., Foucart, F., Caro, J., Hemberger, D.A., Kidder, L.E.,O’Connor, E., Pfeiffer, H.P., Scheel, M.A. Black holeneutron star mergers using a survey of finitetemperature equations of state, September 12, 2018 Physical Review D, 98(6), 063009 preprint: arXiv:1804.09823
Foucart, F., Desai, D., Brege, W., Duez, M.D. 4, Kasen, D., Hemberger, D.A., Kidder, L.E., Pfeiffer, H.P., Scheel, M.A., Dynamical ejecta from precessing neutron starblack hole mergers with a hot, nucleartheory based equation of state, November 3, 2016 Classical and Quantum Gravity 34(4) 044002 preprint: arXiv:1611.01159
Contributed Talks
Brege, W., Foucart, F., Duez, M.D., Equation of state survey of black holeneutron star mergers, APS April Meeting, April 16 2016, BAPS.2016.APR.C14.3
Brege, W., Duez, M.D., A high order accurate finite difference scheme with boundary closures for astrophysical simulations, Northwest APS Meeting, May 16 2015, BAPS.2015.NWS.E6.6
Brege, W., Duez, M.D., A stable highorder multipatch method for black hole accretion simulations, APS April Meeting, April 12 2015, BAPS.2015.APR.K13.9
Brege, W., Bolen, B., Polymer quantum mechanics and an approach to minimal length (Poster), 19th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR19), Mexico City, Mexico, 06 July 2010
Brege, W., Brennan, J., Symmetry Analysis and the LaneEmden Equation, 2009 Undergraduate Symposium at Argonne National Labs, Argonne, IL, 13 November 2009
Brege, W., Brennan, J., Symmetry Analysis of the LaneEmden Equation MathFest 2009, Portland, OR, 07 August 2009
Awards
 NASA Space Grant, 2015, 2016 and 2017
 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship, 20102011 and 20112012
 taught a multiweek Hamiltonian mechanics lecture series to juniorlevel physics majors
 taught engine cycles and thermodynamics to introductory physics students
 Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship, 20092010
 Outstanding Student Achievement Award, GVSU Mathematics Department, 2009
Research Experience
May 2013  Sep 2018 Black holeneutron star mergers and accretion disk simulations Washington State University, SXS collaboration
 evolved black holeneutron star systems in SpEC with adaptive mesh refinement and nucleartheory based equations of state
 implemented a highorder accurate finite difference scheme with boundary closures to solve the fluid equations of an accretion disk on a multipatch grid structure
 completion of dissertation
May 2010  Aug 2010 Generalized uncertainty principle and minimal length Grand Valley State University
 determined new connections between polymer quantum mechanics and minimal length
 first time presenting internationally
Aug 2009  May 2010 Motion in twocenter gravitational systems Grand Valley State University
 implemented Gragg extrapolation to evolve Hamilton’s equations for a threebody gravitational system
 demonstrated the chaotic behavior of particle trajectories around generic rotating binary systems
 completion of physics senior thesis
Aug 2009  Dec 2009 Quasicrystals, tilings and diffraction patterns Grand Valley State University
 mathematical study of diffraction in aperiodic tiles and quasicrystals
 completion of mathematics senior thesis
May 2009  Aug 2009 Symmetry analysis of differential equations University of Central Florida
 determined the underlining Lie symmetries of the LaneEmden equation
 participated in the UCF combined math and physics Research Experience for Undergraduates
Memberships
 SXS Collaboration, c. 2013
 American Physical Society, c. 2009
 Mathematical Association of America, c. 2009
 Omicron Delta Kappa, c. 2010
 Society of Physics Students (SPS), c. 2009
 Pi Mu Epsilon (Iota chapter), c. 2009
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