Allison Matthews

Olive B. and Franklin C. Mac Krell Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2020
Hometown: Gorham, Maine
B.S. Lafayette College (2015)

Allison is a second-year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy. One aspect of her research focuses on detecting, resolving, and characterizing star forming galaxies at high redshifts (early in the universe). Another aspect focuses on developing algorithms that precisely measure the time of arrival of pulses from millisecond pulsars at gamma ray frequencies. In her spare time, she and a group of fellow graduate students organize and run astronomy/science after-school programs for rural elementary schools.

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