Research Update: Nick Annichiarico '12

nicholasdannichiarico.jpgJunior Nick Annichiarico is working with professor Ted Bunn on a project to look for large-scale patterns in the orientation of galaxies.  Standard theory predicts that the Universe is expanding in the same way at all locations and in all directions.  If this is correct, galaxies should be oriented at random.  Looking for departures from randomness is a good way to test whether our understanding of the uniform expansion is correct.  Nick’s work will be presented at an upcoming meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

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Matt Trawick holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow and later a lecturer at Princeton University before coming to the University of Richmond as an assistant professor in 2004. His research interests include block copolymers, nanotechnology, and atomic force microscopy.