Michael Richmond teaches physics and astronomy courses at the Rochester Institute of Technology, runs the RIT Observatory, and studies variable celestial objects using optical telescopes. He often spends summers in Japan, working with the Tomo-e Gozen team at the University of Tokyo. Michael enjoys video games, programming, baseball, beer, and the novels of Hal Clement.
Ph.D., Astronomy November 1992, University of California at Berkeley
Thesis: “The Supernova Rate in Starburst Galaxies”
Advisor: Alexei V. Filippenko
M.A., Astronomy May 1989, University of California at Berkeley
B.A., Astrophysics, Magna Cum Laude June 1986
Princeton University, Thesis: “An Application of Self-Consistent Field Theory to Close Binary Polytropes”
Advisor: Jeremiah P. Ostriker