My name is Nickalas Reynolds. I am a first year graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma. I spend most of my time analyzing data retrieved by ALMA and working on the small radio telescope hosted by the University of Oklahoma on top of Nielsen Hall.
A hobby that I enjoy is imaging astronomical objects on the 16 inch telescope.
I went to Clemson University for my Bachelors degree in Physics ('16) and am currently attending the University of Oklahoma for my Ph.D. in Astronomy.
My current projects include: developing firmware packages for high frequency receivers, updating and maintaining hardware at the optical observatory, and streamlining optical spectrosopic analysis using IRAF.
You can also view my public files in the social bar.
I am currently working with Dr. John Tobin,OU, on reducing ALMA cycle 4 data. This is an interesting forming triple star system located in the Perseus Cluster, L1448.
Another project is the evaluating of column densities from a few hundred Class I/II protostars in Orion using the IRAM 30m telescope in Granada, Spain.
I worked with Dr. Sean Brittain, CU, on understanding and further catagorizing Herbig Ae/Be protostars. We analyzed different isotopologues to understand the disk kinematics of various systems.
A link to my current papers can be found on NASA/ADS or the arxiv:
Volunteer for "Star Parties": Wednesday night, open-community star gazing sessions.
Tutor: Calculus and Physics for both science and non-science majors
Mentor: "PandA Pals" which was a upper-classman and lower-classman mentorship pairing for the Physics department.
Participated in many outreach science events to under-privilaged, under-represented, and/or under-educated communities surrounding Clemson.