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PhD. Candidate, Physics & Astronomy, Clemson University

Chandra X-ray Center Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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  • OUR DEEPEST EXPLORATION OF THE UNIVERSE IN X-RAYS
    eROSITA is an X-ray space telescope that was launched on July 13, 2019 by an international collaboration, mainly funded by Germany and Russia. The space telescope took its first ever X-ray image three months after orbiting the Earth the following October and has already released some of the first data collected in the first months […]
  • YEAR TWO AT CLEMSON
    My second year at Clemson was just as difficult and overwhelming as the first year (yay). Because I was “year-zero” (see this post for more) my first year, I was required to take one year of lower-level (undergraduate) physics courses before enrolling in the official graduate-level courses. So, “year one” really began my second year […]
  • A DISTANT, COMPLEX SUPERNOVA REMNANT G344.7-0.1
    Wow, hey guys! It has been quite the hiatus and I do apologize. But, hello!😀 As you can see, I have moved things over to a new web host (WordPress). I lost quite a bit of formatting in many of my old posts so it took me some time to go through and fix it […]
  • LIGO GRAVITATIONAL WAVE (GW) EVENT GW190521
    May 21, 2019,  the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (or LIGO) detected a signal that came from the merging of two black holes. Wow! Where to begin. One of the world’s first gravitational wave detectors, LIGO, is a pair of laser interferometers located 3,000 km apart or about 1,800 miles. Locations are the Hanford Observatory in […]
  • PAPER II: (ANOTHER) NEW GAMMA-RAY SNR
    This particular object I began looking more into right around the time I was also preparing for the written qualification exams at Clemson University. PHEW that is a stressful time to look back on. Maybe I’ll write more about the PhD process in the program in another blog post but, for now, let’s focus on […]
  • CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA
    became my new home the fall of 2016. Chapter 2   Fours years ago I had just moved from Radford, Virginia to Clemson, South Carolina to begin my participation in the physics PhD program at Clemson University. I was devastated to leave Radford – I think I had developed a fairly strong bond to the […]

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