Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Department of Astronomy, Yale University
Christopher Lindsay is a third year PhD candidate and Gruber Science Fellow at the Yale Astronomy department working with Sarbani Basu. He graduated in 2020 from the University of Southern California with degrees in Astronomy, Environmental Studies, and Jazz Studies. He went on to receive an M.S. and M.Phil from the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 2022.
Currently, he is primarily interested in using asteroseismology to study interior mixing and angular momentum transport processes in evolved low mass stars. Understanding what is going on inside stars requires a combination of data analysis and stellar modeling techniques. During his undergraduate studies, he was an observer for the Mount Wilson node of the Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network and studied high angular degree solar oscillations with data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Lindsay was raised on the island of Oahu in Hawai’i, which, due to proximity to the University of Hawai’i’s Institute for Astronomy, spurred his interest in Astronomy from a young age. He’s taken multiple trips to Mauna Kea, including a recent observing run with Keck .