Astronomy & Astrophysics Research: Spectroscopy

Mentor Name:
inese ivans

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor

Physics & Astronomy



Project Description:

I am happy to mentor students interested in learning about research in stellar spectra, spectroscopy, planetary, stellar, and Galactic science, as well as data science and analytics.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit

Student Role:

Making spectroscopic measurements; coding/programming existing legacy code and/or developing new code to derive chemical compositions, stellar parameters, & plotting results

Student Benefits:

Most students working with me have learned coding and programming skills, as well as the science of the spectroscopic or data analyses that they are involved in.

Project Duration:

Can be as short as a semester or evolve into multi-year projects ~10 hours/week when school in session

Minimum Requirements:

o Interest in astronomy research o willingness to learn Unix/Linux, python or other language o PHYS/ASTR 2500 useful but not req'd o other ASTR/PHYS courses also useful