Michael Rizzo Smith

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Michael Rizzo Smith

ASAS-SN Analyst


4006 McPherson Laboratory

Areas of Expertise

  • ASAS-SN Analysis
  • Supernovae


  • B.S 2021, Physics and Astronomy & Planetary Science, Stony Brook University

I am currently working with the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) as a Research Assistant/Data Analyst. Working with Dr. Krzysztof Stanek and Dr. Christopher Kochanek, I am responsible for releasing transient candidates (supernovae, CVs, flares, etc. ) to our transient webpage, as well as the quality control of nightly images taken by the twenty-four 14cm telescopes distributed around the globe.


I am also working with Chris Kochanek studying a sample of various Type II Supernovae obtained via The Ohio State University's collaboration with the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). We are studying and comparing the late time evolution of a few of the unusual candidates.


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