University of Colorado Boulder

  Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences   2000 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80309

Duane Physics Building, Rm. E226

Jimmy Negus

Ph.D. Graduate Student - Astrophysics

© 2019 by James Negus

 

Meet Jimmy Negus

Jimmy Negus is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in astrophysics at The University of Colorado Boulder. In his spare time, he enjoys stargazing with his 8'' Dobsonian Telescope in the Rockies and participating in astronomy outreach.

 

He has authored two books with Enslow Publishing - Mysteries of Space: Black Holes Explained and Mysteries of Space: Supernovas Explained. 

High Energy Astrophysics
 

Jimmy's research pertains to the analysis of supermassive black holes (SMBHs).

 

In particular, he seeks to identify Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) within the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory catalog, which consists of approximately 10,000 nearby galaxies.

By investigating emission lines of highly ionized species of gas that surround SMBHs, he intends to confirm AGN candidates within the catalog. 

 

Future work will explore the kinematics of AGN outflows.

 

Former NASA Administrator: Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. 

Extracurricular

 

"The secret of life is balance, and the absence of it is life's destruction." - Bohdi Sanders

 

When not focused on his research, he pursues recreational activities that include:  basketball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, running, reading, writing, gardening, cooking, and photography. 

 

Furthermore, his travels remain a critical aspect of his lifestyle. Ventures to the Philippines, Aruba, Haiti, and across the domestic US serve as a respite from his research, in addition to providing alternating reference frames of the night sky!