Jenna Ryon

Graduate Student

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Office: 3511B Sterling Hall

Research Interests:

I’m interested in extragalactic astronomy, specifically, the characteristics of populations of young star clusters in nearby galaxies and how they relate to globular clusters.



I am a sixth year graduate student working with Professor Jay Gallagher in the field of observational extragalactic astronomy. I am heavily involved in the star cluster science group of the Legacy Extragalactic Ultraviolet Survey (LEGUS) team, including leading a study of the sizes of clusters in a number of LEGUS galaxies. My past work includes I a study of the sizes and light profile shapes of young star clusters in M83. I have also investigated the luminosity, mass, and age distributions of the young star cluster population in the nearby spiral galaxy in NGC 2997 as part of the Snapshot Hubble U-band Cluster Survey (SHUCS). I co-led a study of the star clusters and diffuse more

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