Francis MacInnis

Graduate Student


B.S. 2015 Southwestern University

Ph.D. 2021? University of Oklahoma (hopefully)



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Ph: 713-206-5481

Office: 260 Nielsen Hall


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Research Area

Astrophysics and Cosmology

Research Description

I work on developing and using SimBAL, the spectral synthesis program designed by Dr. Leighly and collaborators to analyze the properties of Broad Absorption Line Quasars (BALQSOs) and better understand the nature of their outflow and its interaction with the host galaxy.

In Research Group

Karen Leighly, Professor

Joseph Hyunseop Choi, Graduate Student