Terrien receives NASA award

Ryan Terrien, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, received a sub-award from NASA in March 2018 to serve as a co-investigator on a project to develop a new exoplanet-finding spectrograph. The…

13 April 2018 Posted In:

Ryan Terrien, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, received a sub-award 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, he 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, Arizona) in 2019.