DAN A. NUSDEO
B.S. Southern Connecticut State University
Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia State University
phone: (203) 779-9394
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C.V.: (updated January 2016)
Oh, hello. I didn't expect to see you here. I'm Dan A. Nusdeo, research astronomer at Georgia State University as part of the RECONS team. My current research is a robust study of the multiplicity rate of K dwarfs in the solar neighborhood, primarily utilizing the infamous speckle cameras, DSSI, NESSI, Alopeke, and Zorro, to resolve companions at sub-arcsecond separations. This, in combination with a comprehensive literature survey and current/upcoming Gaia data releases, should provide us with a precise view of the multiplicity fraction for our small orange friends.
Aside from working with RECONS to establish a comprehensive database of our local stellar neighborhood, I am also interested in globular clusters and the information they provide us regarding the history of our galaxy. I'm a Connecticut native and a lover of the northeastern outdoors, which I miss dearly. I also miss good pizza, a rarity here in the south. In my free time I'm a musician, a gamer, and a hockey player. Feel free to leave a comment below. Go Bruins and Pats!
RECONS: Research Consortium on Nearby StarsSummary a la Todd Henry: RECONS formed in 1994 with the intent of understanding the nature of the Sun's nearest stellar neighbors, both individually and as a population. The projects described below are all associated with the overall RECONS effort. Our goals are to discover "missing" members of the sample of stars within
last updated 17 September 2018