Reyann Larkey

Joshua Povick is a graduate student working with Dr. David Nidever in the Physics Department. He is currently studying the evolution of the nearby Magellanic Clouds, which are two dwarf galaxies actually visible to the naked eye in the Southern Hemisphere. He works primarily with spectroscopic data from the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE), which is part of the larger Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The study of dwarf galaxies is the key to filling in the gaps of knowledge about galaxy formation as dwarfs are the building blocks of larger galaxies such as the Milky Way. In his spare time, Josh likes to read, go to concerts, and get together with friends.