Adursh Iyer '20, Physics and member of the Honors College, has been named UMBC's Researcher of the Week!
With Professor Eileen Meyer of the Physics Department and one of her Ph.D. students, Peter Breiding, Adursh has been studying the gamma ray emission from black hole jets to understand why black holes produce X-ray wavelength light and whether they produce gamma ray light, too.
"They have both constantly pushed me to be the most successful researcher than I can be," Adursh says, "by encouraging me to ask valuable questions and and having fun while I perform this research, as well as offering an invaluable amount of advice at every stage of the data analysis process and encouraging me to present my findings!"
Adursh plans to present his research at the next Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle in January 2019. He'll also be presenting at UMBC's Undergraduate Research and Achievement Day (URCAD) in April.
Read more about Adursh's fascinating research here!
Way to go, Adursh!