Noah is originally from Michigan and he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan where he studied Physics and Spanish Literature. He obtained his masters degree and is currently a PhD candidate studying physics at UCSB. His research interests include designing, creating, and using astronomical instrumentation using Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) for high contrast direct imaging astronomy. In other words, he builds cameras to put on telescopes that are then used to look for planets and other celestial bodies around stars other than our Sun.
Courses taught: Observational Astronomy Lab