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research overview

  • Prof. Cash's work is in experimental space astronomy. He has two primary interests - spectroscopy of celestial x-ray sources and the search for Earth-like planets.


  • diffractive optics, x-ray optics, x-ray spectroscopy, exoplanets


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courses taught

  • ASTR 2600 - Introduction to Scientific Programming
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Introduces principles, methods and tools of scientific programming commonly used in research. Topics include an introduction to programming in Python, data structures, numerical methods for calculus and data manipulation/visualization. Techniques covered are relevant to many technical fields but emphasis is placed on application to problems in astronomy and planetary science. Class time is split between lectures and in-lab tutorials.
  • ASTR 3730 - Astrophysics 1 - Stellar and Interstellar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2023
    Provides a quantitative introduction to the radiative and gravitational physics relevant to stellar and galactic astrophysics, as applied to understanding observations of tars, stellar evolution, stellar remnants and the structure of the Milky Way. Elective for APS major and minor.
  • ASTR 3800 - Introduction to Scientific Data Analysis and Computing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces scientific data analysis from a practical perspective. Covers statistical analysis, model fitting, error analysis, theoretical compliance and image analysis with examples from space-based and ground-based astronomy. Elective for APS major. Opened to qualified non-majors with instructor consent.
  • ASTR 3830 - Astrophysics 2 - Galactic and Extragalactic
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2023
    The second semester of a year-long introduction to astrophysical processes. The physical processes developed in ASTR 3730 are applied to topics in extragalactic astronomy, including galaxies, supermassive black holes, galaxy clusters and cosmology. Elective for APS major and minor.


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