Physics Student Ashley Disbrow Highlighted in the Tartan-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Physics Student Ashley Disbrow Highlighted in the Tartan

The research activities of undergraduate student Ashley Disbrow have been highlighted in the April 2 issue of the Tartan.  Disbrow is working towards a better understanding of stars, galaxies, and the origins of the universe. Disbrow, a sophomore in the physics department, is currently working on a project analyzing redshift distributions of quasars in the universe from data collected at the Apache Point Observatory in Sunspot, N.M. In other words, she is determining the positions of thousands of luminous, highly energetic galaxies relative to each other. A better understanding of this kind of data can help scientists draw more concise conclusions about the origins of the universe. Disbrow’s work is supervised by Shirley Ho, an assistant professor of physics.

Disbrow is passionate about physics and cosmology, and explained that the continuous explorations in these fields have come to define part of who she is today.

For more details, see the article in the April 2 issue of the Tartan.