Nina Brown

Nina Brown

Mentor

Dr. Zachary Slepian

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major

Astrophysics

Minor

French and Francophone Studies

Organizations

Astronomy and Astrophysics Society, Singer-Songwriter Society, and Pride Student Union.

Academic Awards

Florida Academic Scholars Award, Dean's List Spring 2020, USP Scholar 2021.

Volunteering

N/A

Research Interests

Large-Scale Structure and Cosmology

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy gardening, creating music, and spending time with my cat.

Research Project

Measuring the Relative Velocity Between Baryonic and Dark Matter in the Milky Way

The leading theory in galaxy formation suggests the simultaneous formation of satellite objects around these systems as well. However, we don’t observe as many satellite objects as predicted. It’s been theorized that a high enough relative velocity between baryonic and dark matter could account for this disparity. My project will derive a Green’s function and apply it to the Two-Micron All Sky Survey Redshift Survey of the Milky Way galaxy in order to calculate what this relative velocity might be.

  • Dr. Zachary Slepian
  • Astrophysics
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Large-Scale Structure and Cosmology
  • Florida Academic Scholars Award, Dean's List Spring 2020, USP Scholar 2021.
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Society, Singer-Songwriter Society, and Pride Student Union.
  • N/A
  • I enjoy gardening, creating music, and spending time with my cat.
  • Measuring the Relative Velocity Between Baryonic and Dark Matter in the Milky Way
  • The leading theory in galaxy formation suggests the simultaneous formation of satellite objects around these systems as well. However, we don't observe as many satellite objects as predicted. It's been theorized that a high enough relative velocity between baryonic and dark matter could account for this disparity. My project will derive a Green's function and apply it to the Two-Micron All Sky Survey Redshift Survey of the Milky Way galaxy in order to calculate what this relative velocity might be.