Samuel N. Quinn

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Astronomy at Georgia State University. My current research interests include the detection and characterization of exoplanets, planet formation and migration, and the dynamics of multiple systems (both stellar and planetary).

Education
GSU Georgia State University, 2011-present
 Ph.D. candidate, Astronomy

GSU Georgia State University, 2013
 M.S., Physics

 Harvard University, 2007
 B.A., Astronomy & Astrophysics

Research
GSU At Georgia State, I have been working with Dr. Russel White on a radial  velocity search for exoplanets in open clusters (in collaboration with Dr. David Latham at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and carrying out a high resolution imaging survey to characterize the multiplicity of exoplanet hosts. My research is funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

 From 2008-2011, I worked for Dr. David Latham as a researcher at the  Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. My research focused mainly on follow-up spectroscopy to characterize binary stars and candidate exoplanet host stars identified by transiting planet
surveys such as NASA's Kepler mission, the Hungarian Automated Telescope Network (HATNet), the Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey (TrES), and the Qatar Exoplanet Survey (QES).

Personal
Outside of astronomy, I enjoy hiking, basketball, and spending time with my wonderful wife: