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Richard O'Shaughnessy

Assistant Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

585-475-5965
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Monday 2-4 By appointment
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Richard O'Shaughnessy

Assistant Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Education

BA, Cornell University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

585-475-5965

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ASTP-891
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
MATH-251
3 Credits
This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to real-world problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications.
ASTP-791
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
MATH-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed project that could be considered original in nature. The level of work is appropriate for students in their final two years of undergraduate study.
ASTP-790
1 - 3 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
ASTP-890
1 - 6 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
PHYS-295
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their first three years of study.
ASTP-609
3 Credits
This course will provide a basic introduction to modern astrophysics, following on from Fundamental Astrophysics I. Topics will include basic celestial mechanics and galactic dynamics, the Milky Way and other galaxies, the interstellar medium, active galactic nuclei, galaxy formation and evolution, and an introduction to cosmology. This course will provide the physical background needed to interpret both observations and theoretical models in galactic and extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology and prepare students for more advanced topics and research in astrophysics.
PHYS-790
1 - 3 Credits
Graduate-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
MATH-182
4 Credits
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.

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Coughlin, , et al. "Constraints on the Neutron Star Equation of State from AT2017gfo Using Radiative Transfer Simulations." MNRAS 480. (2018): 3871. Print.
Veitch, John, et al. "Robust Parameter Estimation for Compact Binaries With Ground-based Gravitational-wave Observations Using LALInference." Physical Review D 91. (2015): 42003. Print.
Huerta, Eliu, et al. "Accurate and Efficient Waveforms for Compact Binaries on Eccentric Orbits." Physical Review D 90. (2014): 84016. Print.
Aasi, J, et al. "Improved Upper Limits on the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from 2009-2010 LIGO and Virgo Data." Physical Review Letters 113. 23 (2014): 1101. Print.
Aartsen, , et al. "Multimessenger Search for Sources of Gravitational Waves and High-energy Neutrinos: Initial Results for LIGO-Virgo and IceCube." Physical Review D 90. (2014): 102002. Print.
Aasi, J, et al. "First All-sky Search for Continuous Gravitational Waves from Unknown Sources in Binary Systems." Physical Review D 90. 6 (2014): 62010. Print.