Dan Gettings @ UF Astronomy

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I am a 5th-year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida

Current Work

I am currently working with Dr. Anthony Gonzalez (and several collaborators) on various topics in observational cosmology, with a particular focus on detecting galaxy clusters in large surveys and using them as a means to learn about cosmology and the large scale universe. My core of my PhD work is on the Massive Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS), which aims to produce a uniformly-selected sample of massive galaxy clusters over the full sky using data from the WISE mission.
List of Publications

Outreach

I have also been involved with the Outreach for After-School Enrichment with Space-Sciences (OASES) outreach program at UF, helping to design and present Astronomy-focused lessons to K-5 students in East Gainesville.

Prior to UF

I received my B.A. in Physics from the State University of New York at Geneseo in May 2008. While at Geneseo, I worked in the Astronomy Research group under Dr. Aaron Steinhauer. My work involved using Point Spread Function photometry to measure various parameters of galactic open clusters. Our work was presented in a poster at the January 2008 meeting of the AAS in Austin, Texas. (Link to Abstract on ADS).