Paul Zivick

Gregory L. and Nancy H. Curl Jefferson Fellow
Lynchburg, Virginia
B.S. Ohio State University (2015)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Paul Zivick is a Ph.D. candidate in galactic and extragalactic astronomy at the University of Virginia. His project is shaped in part by the research he presented at the International Astronomical Union (IAU) 334 conference held in Potsdam, Germany in July 2017 on the motion of the Small Magellanic Cloud around the Milky Way. In 2017-18, Paul led the collaboration between the Central Virginia Governor’s School and the U.Va. Astronomy Department where he worked with three high school students in developing and working on a research project that focused on exploring globular clusters in the Milky Way. Their research utilized data from the APO Galactic Evolution Experiment survey, headed by U.Va. Professor, Steve Majewski. The results of the students’ projects will be further investigated by undergraduate students from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, who will be working with Paul and Nitya Kallivayalil as part of a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. Paul completed his B.S. in physics and astronomy at Ohio State University and his M.S. in astronomy from the University of Virginia.

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