Caitlin DoughtyGraduate Student NMSUAstronomy
I completed a B.S. degree in 2014 after double majoring in physics and astronomy at the University of Washington, Seattle. During this time I assisted with assembly and coding for the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX) at the Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics at UW. Switching gears to the realm of astronomy, I collected and analyzed photometric data of candidate symbiotic stars with Julie Lutz to catalog their variability. I also observed globular clusters under the supervision of Dr. George Wallerstein to ascertain the viability of using photometric filters to measure stellar metallicity.
As of August 2015, I have worked with Kristian Finlator to explore the use of aligned metal absorbers to measure the ultraviolet background at high redshift. I have accomplished this using a variety of statistical methods to compare results from models to observations, and presented my preliminary findings at the From Wall to Web conference in July, 2016.
- Flaws in a halo-mass-dependent scaling relation for the mass-loading factor (in prep)
- Aligned Metal Absorbers and the Ultraviolet Background at the End of Reionization (submitted to MNRAS)
- Remedying Spectral Confusion in Cosmology, astrobites.org.
- San Diego Supercomputing Center Summer Institute. July 2017
- Women in Astronomy IV. June 2017
- From Wall to Web, IGM 2016. July 2016
- 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. January 2015
- Cool Stars 18. June 2014