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Jennifer Carson

Jennifer Carson

Jennifer Carson is a third year graduate student in Astronomy at UCLA. She received BS from MIT and a MS in physics from San Francisco State University. For her Master's thesis at SFSU, she used these Hubble Space Telescope images combined with X-ray images from the ROSAT observatory to search for cataclysmic variables in Omega Centauri. Her recent research includes rest-frame optical spectroscopy of high redshift radio galaxies using the NIRSPEC spectrograph on the Keck II telescope. Currently, as a new member of the Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Event Experiment (STACEE) team, she is beginning astroparticlephysics research with Rene Ong studying the gamma ray emission from blazars. She is interested in both the high energy emission mechanisms themselves and gamma ray absorption by the cosmic infrared background.