Jackson MacTaggart - Undergraduate - Undergraduate Student
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I am third-year student here at Penn State double majoring in astronomy & astrophysics and general physics. I am also minoring in mathematics. I currently conduct research under Dr. Sarah Shandera in working to model theorized compact objects made from dark matter, such as Population III stars. I also conduct research as part of the Pulsar Search Collaboratory at Penn State focusing on measuring the scintillation of pulsars for the purposes of determining characteristics of the interstellar medium.


  1. Sofia Sheikh, Grayce Brown, Brenda Jones, Mariah MacDonald, Jackson MacTaggart, Thomas Nguyen, Grace Rosario, Vincent Smedile, Adam Stone, Shengdi You, "A Compilation of Pulse Widths and Their Associated Observing Parameters for All Known Nulling Pulsars." Research Notes of the AAS 5 5 (2021)