Chris Richardson is a fourth year PhD student in Astrophysics at Michigan State University.

Chris Richardson is a fourth year PhD student in Astrophysics at Michigan State University. He is currently performing plasma simulations in various astrophysical environments, in particular, the Crab Nebula and exotic objects known as Quasars. Aside from theoretical astrophysics, Chris is also interested in gender differences in physics and astronomy. In the classroom, he is interested in learning ways to keep advanced students challenged while simultaneously helping those who are falling behind. While a student at MSU, Chris also participated in the CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) Exchange Program.

Fellowship: Future Academic Scholars in Teaching (FAST)

Department: Physics and Astronomy

Area of Focus: Theoretical Astrophysics

Major Professor: Jack Baldwin, PhD

Education: BS, Eastern Illinois University, 2008, Physics and Applied Physics


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