Blakesley Burkhart

Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence is an essential physical process in our Galaxy and beyond.  How can we better understand it by connecting observations, numerical simulations, and theory?

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Biography:

I am a PhD candidate in Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin Madison. I recieved my M.S. in Physics and M.A. in Astronomy from UW Madison in 2010. I am working with Professor Alex Lazarian with my research interests including the application of MHD turbulence theory to radio and optical observations and developing statistical measurements of turbulence for polarization maps, diffuse atomic hydrogen and molecular line maps.

I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Louisville with a minor in Latin in 2008.  In addition to my research, I have a strong interest in public outreach and teaching.   Outreach interests include a weekly public radio show on WORT 89.9FM (Every Tuesday night 6:55-7pm), running the department outreach blog MadTown Astro, and public observing nights with the Washburn Telescope, and Universe in the Park.  Currently I am the UW Madison astronomy department outreach coordinator.

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