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Zachary Way

Astrophysicist

Columbus, Ohio

way.65@osu.edu

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About Me

I'm originally from a small town in Wisconsin called New Glarus. I then attended UW-Madison and studied Astronomy, Physics, and Mathematics. Now that I'm graduated, I've moved down to the Ohio State to research supernovae with the ASAS-SN group.


Skills

Programming
Version Control
Mathematical Models
Numerical Methods
Presenting Research

Languages

Python

Mathematica

Fortran

Bash



Work Experience

ASAS-SN Analyst / The Ohio State Astronomy Dept.
Columbus, Ohio
Jun 2019 - Current

Responsible for the maintenance and interpretation of data produced by the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae. ASAS-SN Website


MESA Developer / UW-Madison Astronomy Dept.
Madison, Wisconsin
Nov 2017 - Jun 2019

Developed the open source stellar evolution code MESA under Professor Rich Townsend. Contributed in Fortran to GYRE, a MESA subsidiary, which simulates stellar tides and structure. MESA Website


Research Assistant / IceCube Neutrino Observatory
Madison, Wisconsin
May 2017 - Sept 2017

Used Python in the calibration group analyzing data from LED flashers connected to a grid of photomultipliers in the South Pole neutrino observatory. IceCube Website


Education

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
2015 - 2019

Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Astronomy, Physics, and Mathematics


New Glarus High School
New Glarus, Wisconsin
2011 - 2015

High School Diploma