Quentin Roper

Congratulations to Dr. Quentin Roper!

Quentin Roper

Congratulations to Quentin Roper for successfully defending his PhD dissertation on "Using Poisson Statistics to Analyze Supernova Remnant Emission in the Low Counts X-ray Regime."

"Quentin has developed a new statistical treatment of low surface brightness objects in the X-ray regime. He then applied these techniques to four supernova remnants in the Small Magellanic Cloud, whose analyses had previously been hampered with poor signal-to-noise data. His results yield new information on the environments these supernova remnants are expanding into, as well as provide proof-of-concept of his statistical techniques for a number of interesting astronomical objects with extended emission."
— Randall McEntaffer, PhD advisor