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Michael has always loved research, particularly in galaxies and deep space objects, since he pursued stargazing and astrophotography in his early life. Michael received his Associate of Science from Dixie State University (2009), where he worked under a NASA undergraduate grant to relate solar cycles to satellite observations of oxygen and temperature variations within the ionosphere. Michael then received his Bachelor in Physics Astronomy from Northern Arizona University (2012), where he worked under a NASA undergraduate grant to map ancient Mars environments inferred from 10,000 crater morphologies he cataloged. He received his Ph.D. and Master in Physics from the University of Utah (2021 ), where he spectroscopically detected -1,600 strong galaxy-scale gravitational lens candidates in preparation to study how galaxies form and evolve.
Ph.D. and Master in Physics at University of Utah, Bachelors in Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University (Chairman award), Associate of Science at Dixie State University (Summa Cum Laude)
Galaxy formation and evolution, strong galaxy-scale gravitational lensing, cosmology.