I'm a recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in physics and astronomy. I ended my undergraduate career in three years time with a GPA of 3.70. Currently, I'm a research assistant in an observational cosmology laboratory at UIUC. I spend my time analyzing data retrieved from telescopes that observe the echoes produced by the big bang (SPIDER, South Pole Telescope). Next year I'll be applying to graduate schools to pursue a PhD in astronomy & ast... [more]
I use these skills everyday to solve scientific problems.
More advanced algebra skills are used all over the place in my studies and work.
I use the skills learned in calculus everyday to solve scientific problems.
This is one of my majors in college and essentially what I do everyday.
The skills I learned in precalculus in high school have transferred over to my college work and appear everywhere.
Trigonometry comes up all over the place especially in many physics problems which require taking components of vectors for example. A strong skill for me.
This is my other major in college and my biggest passion.
A basic knowledge of physical science is essential for study in physics and astronomy.
I received a 32 on this test and the test questions are applicable to all sorts of things I do every day.
For the past two years, I have used Python for scientific research. Specifically, I used Python for analysis of large astronomical data sets such as ones retrieved by theDark Energy Survey, or the South Pole Telescope. Besides data analysis, I also have extensive experience visualizing data in plots and other representations needed for scientific research.