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Jeff Carlin

Jeff Carlin

Jeff Carlin is an undergraduate senior studying Astrophysics, with a Mathematics minor, at San Francisco State University. He was originally a Fine Arts major at the University of Kansas, but this didn't satisfy his curious nature, so after moving to San Francisco, he changed majors to Astrophysics. Starting in early 2001, Jeff began research on the Hubble Space Telescope images that were used to create the Hubble Heritage image of Omega Centauri, attempting to identify optical counterparts for the X-ray sources found by Daryl Haggard and Adrienne Cool in this cluster. Jeff also plans to participate in an observing run to Kitt Peak, Arizona later this fall to do follow-up observations of an optical counterpart of a field binary star system located via X-ray data. Jeff has enjoyed his research experience thus far, and looks forward to continuing research in a Ph.D. program beginning in the Fall 2002 semester. Jeff's hobbies include playing guitar and drums and attending as many Giants and A's baseball games as possible.