Jeff Zheng '11 publishes cosmology paper

Senior jeff_zheng.jpgJeff Zheng recently published a paper in the prestigious journal Physical Review D presenting the results of cosmology research performed with Professor Ted Bunn.  Jeff’s work involved the examination of maps of the cosmic microwave background radiation (the oldest light in the Universe).  These maps appear to contain certain unexpected patterns, which may provide clues about the nature of the early Universe.  Jeff analyzed the patterns to assess whether certain “exotic” variations on the standard Big Bang model might explain their presence.

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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.