Physics and Astronomy Department

Two Students and Prof. Hallenbeck Present at Astronomical Society of New York Meeting

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Will Harney ’15 and Michael Warrener ’16 presented posters at the Fall 2014 meeting of the Astronomical Society of New York at RPI on Nov. 8. Will presented preliminary results of his senior thesis advised by Prof. Koopmann on the topic “The Quenching of Star Formation in the Group Environment: HI Observations of Star-Forming Group Galaxies.” Michael presented the results of his summer 2014 research project as a Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Scholar at Yale University with Prof. Jeff Kenney. His poster was entitled: “Measuring Ram Pressure Induced Asymmetries in Virgo Cluster Spiral Galaxies.”
Prof. Hallenbeck, Visiting Assistant Professor, presented an invited talk at the meeting describing his research on gas-rich galaxies: “Looking Closely at the High Mass Galaxies: High HI Mass, HI-Rich Galaxies in the Local Universe.”