Hello, I'm Nick

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Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads is from this world to another - Plato

Who Am I?

My name is Nickalas Reynolds. I am a third 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.

Some hobbies that I enjoy are: learning new coding languages (and implementing them), maintaining servers, and 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.

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...Man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure science - Edwin Hubble

Research

Current

My current research focuses on the formation and evolution of YSOs and understanding the nature of stellar multiplicities and formation of proto-stellar disks. We focus on dense star forming regions like that of Perseus and Orion.

Past

During my tenure at CU (2012-2016), I studied the formation of Herbig Ae/Be stars (HAEBEs), a high-mass counterpart to T-Tauri stars, in the Young Stellar Objects (YSO) group. Early on in my undergraduate career, we conducted a demographic study to better characterize the criteria for objects within the HAEBE group and analyzed disk kinematics using (N)IR spectra.


Papers

A link to my current papers can be found on NASA/ADS or the arxiv:

We are an impossibility in an impossible Universe - Ray Bradbury

Radio Telescope Modules

SRT in the Classroom

Teaching Experience

Current Semester: Not Teaching

Past Semesters

OU

Taught:

  • (Fall '16) PHYS 1311 (3 sections): A physics lab for non-science majors.

Volunteer for "Star Parties": Wednesday night, open-community star gazing sessions.

CU

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.


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan
We are the Cosmos made conscious - Brian Cox

Let's talk...

Please contact me if you are interested in any of the work I do or follow me on GitHub and help contribute!