Michael Rizzo Smith
4006 McPherson Laboratory
Areas of Expertise
- ASAS-SN Analysis
- 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.