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UR #14: Tully-Fisher and Sauron

What are these Sauron-like double-horned profiles? Read this week’s undergrad research feature to find out!

UR #13: RR Lyrae and OSCAAR the Exoplanet-Analyzer

This month’s undergraduate research post features an analysis of distance-indicating RR Lyrae stars, and transiting exoplanet science using a code called OSCAAR.

UR #12: Planet-Building Disks and RESOLVE’d AGN

This month’s undergraduate research post features an intriguingly-shaped disk harboring planets, and a study to unmask sneaky, previously-misclassified AGN.

UR #11: Our Galactic Magnetic Field and Stellar Autopsies

This month’s undergraduate research post features pulsars as a probe of our galaxy’s magnetic field, and the possibility of asymmetries in supernovae associated with gamma-ray bursts.

UR #10: Star Formation and Associations

The undergrad research posts continue! This month’s post discusses the movement of stars over time, and the influence of galactic bars in triggering star formation.

UR #9: Clusters Galore!

The undergrad research posts continue! This month’s post discusses two types of clusters: clusters of galaxies, and open clusters of stars in our own galaxy.

UR #8: Galaxy Orientation

The undergrad research posts continue! This month’s post discusses the orientation of galaxies in the Universe.

UR #7: METAL for Meteors

The undergrad research posts continue! This month’s post discusses meteor-modeling.

UR#6: Neutrinos and ICM Magnetic Fields

The undergraduate research series has been revived! This month’s post features research on neutrinos from failed supernovae and compact-object mergers, as well as research on magnetic fields in the intracluster medium.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

We have talked a number of times on here about NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs. But what if you want to stay at your undergraduate institution for the summer doing research? You know that professors are doing research and working with other students, but how do you get involved? Here are some ideas […]

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