NASA contract to Ryan Terrien

26 April 2018

Ryan Terrien, Ryan TerrienAssistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, received a contract from NASA in March 2018 to serve as a co-investigator on a project to develop a new exoplanet-finding spectrograph. The spectrograph, called “NEID,” will detect exoplanets by measuring their minute gravitational tugs on their host stars. During summer 2018, Prof. Terrien will work with collaborators from Penn State, the University of Arizona, and other institutions to develop and commission new software and calibration systems for NEID, working towards a goal of commissioning the full spectrograph at the WIYN Telescope (Kitt Peak Observatory, AZ) in 2019.