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Taylor L Tobin

Astronomy

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Contact Information:

  • Address:
    218 Astronomy Building
    1002 W. Green St.
    Urbana, IL
    MC 221
  • Telephone: 217-333-3090

Research Description

My thesis focuses on using linear and circular polarization measurements of SiO Masers around late-type, evolved stars to both test theories of maser propagation and determine the structure and magnitude of the magnetic fields around these stars. To obtain sufficient circular polarization measurements for these Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) observations, I utilize a precision reduction method created by my advisor, Athol Kemball, and a previous graduate student (Kemball & Richter, 2011).

Education

  • BS (2013), Astronomy, Indiana University Bloomington
  • BS (2013), Physics, Indiana University Bloomington

Grants

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2015)