Amanda White dressed as the planet Jupiter at New York Comic Con
George Ellery Hale Fellow

Duane E122

I am a graduate student in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. I am interested in telescope instrumentation and how the development of new instruments and calibration and observing techniques can help us to move forward in observational solar physics.

I am currently working with David Harrington on deriving the polarization behavior of protected metal mirrors coated with many layers of different substances in order to accurately determine the wavelength dependent refractive index of an optic. This will lead to more accurate polarimetric calibrations for DKIST instruments and the polarimetry community at large.