About Me

I am currently an astrophysics Ph.D. candidate working with Prof. Min Yun at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My dissertation research focuses on galaxy evolution in the Universe's distant past, by way of examining some of the most rapidly star-forming galaxies presently known at very high resolution. These extreme objects, or dusty star-forming galaxies, are some of the most luminous galaxies ever discovered, and they form stars thousands of times faster than our own Milky Way. By selecting those that have been strongly magnified by gravitational lensing, we can observe them at higher resolution than even state-of-the-art telescopes can afford us.


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Patrick Kamieneski

University of Massachusetts

Department of Astronomy


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