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Junellie Quiles (University of Maryland)

Junellie is a sophomore at the UMD whose interest in astrophysics sprung at an early age in her home country of Puerto Rico.


  • Internship Start Date June, 2017
  • Internship End Date   Sept, 2017
  • Project Modeling the Atmosphere in the Era of Big Data for Extremely wide-field of view Telescopes
  • Mentor Dr. Jakob Nordin
  • Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

The upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope has a wide field of view allowing it to scan the entire visible sky multiple times in a night. A challenge for such telescopes is the atmospheric turbulence which is not uniform across the field of view and is hard to model and remove. Credit: LSST

GROWTH is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 1545949. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.