Current Graduate Students

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Nicholas Kern

Research Interests

My research explores the frontiers of the high redshift universe through radio observations of primordial hydrogen. I am interested in using these as a probe to study how the first generation of stars and galaxies formed and interacted with their environments, and the ways this process was tied to the large-scale structure of the universe.

Biography

I am a finishing PhD candidate working at the interface of theory and observations in 21cm cosmology. I develop data analysis pipelines for processing large quantities of radio interferometric data and identifying weak signals in contaminated and noisy datasets. I am a member of the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), and am leading the analysis of its first power spectrum limit at the Epoch of Reionization.