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Charles Romero

Sixth Year Graduate Student

Research Interests

My astronomy research has largely centered around cosmology, and exploring the high redshift universe. As an undergrad, I studied the Epoch of Reionization (EoR). After graduation, I was fortunate enough to research Lyman Alpha Emitters in Pisa. When I arrived at UVa, I started working with Brian Mason on SZE observations of galaxy clusters. Despite an overall trend to lower redshifts, these objects have attracted my attention for extreme conditions that are involved, as well as how that applies to our cosmological understanding.

Extracurricular Interests

Outside of astronomy, you will most likely find me thinking about or doing one of the following: (rock) climbing, fly fishing, skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, hiking, and mountain biking. I may indulge in other outdoor activities, but those are the most common ones. I am also an officer in Outdoors@UVa, a student-led club that tries to get people outside, from beginner-type trips, to more advanced trips.

I am also passionate about conserving our environment. When possible, I help the local Trout Unlimited chapter (Thomas Jefferson) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Astronomy EPO may not always address the rarity of our Earth, and how we are bound to it. That is, we do not have the option to settle another body in our solar system, and so we must conserve what we have.

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