Tue, 04/26/2016

Kevin Harrington, a CHC senior studying astronomy, psychology and afro-american studies, was featured on the front page of the Daily Hampshire Gazette for his discovery of eight new galaxies.

Harrington is a senior undergraduate in UMass astronomy professor Min Yun’s group, which uses the 50-meter diameter Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), the largest, most sensitive single-aperture instrument in the world for studying star formation. The team recently discovered the most luminous galaxies ever seen in the universe.

He told the Gazette that Harrington entered the research world when he took on a summer internship with the Five College astronomy department in 2013. Following graduation this year, Harrington will leave for Germany in July, where he will begin his doctoral program at Max Planck Research School for Astronomy.

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