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Matthew Bartnik

Matthew Bartnik



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Matthew is working on analyzing data of PSR B1257+12, one of the first confirmed pulsar-planet systems, taken from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) and applying wideband timing techniques to confirm the existence of its third planet. 

Matthew's advisor is Dr. Emmanuel Fonseca.

Matthew enjoys listening to and playing music, video games, Star Wars, cooking, making horrible puns and more recently (thanks to his REU experience) hiking.

  • "...working hands-on with data taken from a telescope has been super interesting!"
  •  "I've learned a lot of technical skills through this program, but looking back on it all, I've come to realize just how important a work-life balance actually is. Being able to do the things I like while building up a work ethic that allowed me to do that really made me appreciate all that I did, and it's definitely something I plan on re-applying both next year and beyond."

  • Michigan State University
  • Major in Astrophysics with minors in Mathematics and Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE)