Congratulations to rising junior Thomas Boudreaux, who just had his first paper (and a first-author paper at that!) accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal, a high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific journal of astronomy and astrophysics. Last summer, Thomas worked with Dr. Scott Fleming at the Space Telescope Science Institute to extract ultraviolet light curves of hot subdwarf stars from NASA’s GALEX spacecraft data archive. In addition to finding known variable stars, his work led to the discovery of a new pulsating hot subdwarf star that goes by the exciting name “LAMOST J082517.99+113106.3.” Rising senior Alan Vasquez Soto, who has two years of experience working with pulsating stars, led a follow-up observing and analysis campaign to confirm the new pulsating star with ground-based data from SKYNET. Congrats to both Thomas and Alan! (Download Paper)
A Search for Rapidly Pulsating Hot Subdwarf Stars in the GALEX Survey
Thomas M. Boudreaux1, Brad N. Barlow1, Scott W. Fleming2, Alan Vasquez Soto1, Chase Million3, Dan E. Reichart4, Josh B. Haislip4, Tyler R. Linder5, and Justin P. Moore4
Published 2017 August 23 • © 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.