Paul Zivick

Gregory L. and Nancy H. Curl Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2020
Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia
B.S. Ohio State University (2015)

Paul is finishing his first year as a fellow in the Astronomy program. He continues his research with Nitya Kallivayalil in the area of near-field cosmology. Following an observing trip to the Gemini South telescope at Cerro Pachon in Chile, he is currently assisting in writing a paper to demonstrate the viability of combining ground and space-based observations together to determine the motions of objects located tens of thousands of light years from the center of the Milky Way. Over the summer, he will be mentoring students from Spelman College, a historically black liberal arts college for women located in Atlanta, Georgia, who are working at UVa over the summer as part of a collaboration between his advisor and the Spelman College Department of Physics & Engineering. In addition he will be working on two new papers, a discovery paper on new member stars for the Orphan Stream and a technique paper demonstrating the ability of data from APOGEE to identify coherent stellar populations based on spectroscopic information.

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