Honors in Astronomy
(Vanderbilt University. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, 2011-04)Due to the complex nature of the spectra of low-mass M type stars, it is difficult to determine their metallicities and temperatures directly. By studying eclipsing binary pairs comprising one F, G, or K type star with ...
The distribution of ejected stars around a super massive black hole binary due to three-body scattering (Vanderbilt University. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, 2010-04)
(Vanderbilt University. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, 2009-04-20)In November 2006, the authors collected data on blazars PKS 0537-441, PKS 0447-439, and PKS 0208-5121 from the Cerra Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. All three blazars are tested for microvariability, first ...
Exploring the Local Association : a nearby, young kinematic stream of stars in the solar neighborhood (Vanderbilt University. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, 2008)During the course of my Honors Research Project, I worked with Dr. David James to determine whether a group of target stars are members of the Local Association. I did this by reducing spectroscopic data, taken by Dr. ...