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Jul 14th, 2017

Astronomy Research Students Present in Kraków, Poland

Physics majors Thomas Boudreaux, Paddy Clancy, and Zack Hutchens traveled to Kraków, Poland for the 8th Meeting on Hot Subdwarf Stars and Related Objects (“sdOB8”). This stellar astrophysics conference, which is held every two years, brings together ~80 astronomers from around the world who present their latest research results, debate controversies in the field, and discuss the next steps for the community as a whole. Thomas gave a 20-min oral presentation on machine learning while there, and Zack gave a poster presentation on the latest observations of CS 1246, an interesting pulsating star. Both presentations were very well-received. The group also enjoyed day trips to the Polish countryside, Kraków Old Town, and the Wieliczka Salt Mine.