Andrew Bowen

Northwestern University Physics & Astronomy



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I am currently an undergraduate student at Northwestern University majoring in Physics & Astronomy, with a minor in italian. During the 2018 and 2019 summers, I worked under the supervision of Aaron M. Geller as part of the CIERA REU program. I worked on the filter system of the new Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).

My focus in 2018 was finding new limb-darkening coefficients for the new y-filter used on the LSST. After finding them, I was able to run simulations of these eclipsing binary stars to see how efficiently ewe can recover the period with these new limb-darkening coefficients. In 2019 I worked on eclipsing binaries from star clusters. Feel free to read more about my research here.