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.
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.
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.
A link to my current papers can be found on NASA/ADS or the arxiv:
Current Semester: Not Teaching
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.