Samantha Adams ’24

Physics and German

A Panchromatic Sample of 3C Sources

Lurking at the center of some galaxies are highly luminous objects that exhibit strong radio frequency emissions. These “bright radio-loud objects” are thought to be the result of matter gathered around a supermassive black hole. Drawing on the Third Cambridge Catalog (3C), a compendium of radio-loud objects, Samantha is creating images of these objects based on their radio emissions. Such images could help scientists to better understand these immense and powerful objects.

Faculty Mentor:
Douglas Gobeille, teaching professor of physics

“One thing that really drew me to physics and astronomy initially was the idea of visualizing things that could normally not be seen. I like the fact I can explore this interest more through research.” –Samantha Adams