Radio Physics: Dr. Grace Telford Discusses Nearby Galaxies

Jun 22, 2021

Danie Way, a rising senior at Glenwood Springs High School interviews Dr. Grace Telford, a postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers University studying the histories of star formation and heavy element, or metal, enrichment in nearby galaxies.

Credit Patty Fox

Dr. Telford earned her Ph.D in astronomy with a focus on data science methods from the University of Washington in 2019. Before that, she completed bachelor's degrees in astrophysics and bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Grace's thesis work focused on constraining past gas flows into and out of galaxies using their present-day metal content. Her current projects include testing the impact of recent starburst events in low-mass galaxies on their dark matter distributions and measuring the properties of the most metal-poor massive stars in the nearby universe.

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