Physics & Astronomy
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.
Volunteer; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Making spectroscopic measurements; coding/programming existing legacy code and/or developing new code to derive chemical compositions, stellar parameters, & plotting results
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.
Can be as short as a semester or evolve into multi-year projects ~10 hours/week when school in session
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