Curriculum Vitae: PDF Format

PhD Dissertation: "Quality-Selected Lensing Analysis of Galaxy Clusters in Subaru Telescope Fields"


Education

Brown University
Ph.D., Physics, 2015
M.Sc., Physics, 2010
Dartmouth College
M.S., Physics, 2007
A.B., Astronomy & Physics, 2006
Tabor Academy
High School, 2002

Honors & Awards

National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Fellow 2010-2011, 2014
Graduated High Honors in Physics, 2006
Sigma Xi
Dartmouth Physics Dept. Research Grant, 2004
Beatty Memorial Scholarship.


Publications

Michney, R., & Dell’Antonio, I., Wide-Field Weak Lensing Analysis of Clusters in Archival Subaru Telescope Data, A Broad Survey. (2016, In Progress)

Michney, R., Luminosity–Independent Stellar Selection Techniques in Suprime-Cam Imaging. (2016, In Progress).

Kling, T.P., Dell’Antonio, I.P., Michney, R.J., Uncovering the Distribution of Star Formation in z=0.25 Galaxy Clusters. (In Progress)

Michney, Ryan J., Quality-Selected Lensing Analysis of Galaxy Clusters in Subaru Telescope Fields, PhD Dissertation, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2015.

R.J. Michney and R.R. Caldwell, Anisotropy of the Cosmic Neutrino Background, JCAP 01 (2007) 014.

Michney, Ryan J., Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Physics: Anisotropy in the Cosmic Neutrino Background, June 2006. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.


Outreach Activities


NSF Graduate STEM Fellow in K-12 Education
2011-2013

Ladd Observatory:
- Developed software architecture for variable star data & its use in high school classes
- Hydrogen-alpha Solar Telescope & SunSpotter sunspot telescope presentations
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School (Providence, RI):
- Developed and instructed astronomy modules
Brown Summer High School:
- Instructor & lesson creator


NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Fellow
2010-2011, 2013

- Developed science content for Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History Exhibit 2011-12 Alien Worlds: New Discoveries Around Distant Stars
- Developed science content for Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History Exhibit 2013-14 Comet Tails: Wondrous Wanderers
- Designed outreach to local schools
- Wrote and taught Brown Summer CE course: Exploring the Solar System. (2011)
- Served as physics question writer and judge for Rhode Island Science Olympiad and WiSE Athena Science Challenge


Computer Skills

  • Python, C++, Perl, IRAF, PyRAF, Source Extractor, Fiattools/DLS Weak Lensing software, SAOImage DS9, Shell Scripting, SDFred reduction tools.
  • LaTeX, HTML, Microsoft Office, iWork, SAOImage DS9, Gimp/Photoshop, iMovie.


  • I Have Credentials.