1002 W. Green St.
Patrick is interested in the Giant Impact that led to the formation of our moon nearly 4.5 billion years ago. Using cutting edge techniques and resources in computational astrophysics, his research aims to simulate this catastrophic collision and study the resulting disk of debris from which our Moon coalesced.
B.S. Physics, University of Georgia, 2016
Awards and Honors
Mullen, P. D, R. S. Cumbee, D. Lyons, L. Gu, J. Kaastra, R. L. Shelton, and P. C. Stancil. "Line Ratios for Solar Wind Charge Exchange with Comets." The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 844, no. 1, 2017.
Mullen, P. D, R. S. Cumbee, D. Lyons, and P. C. Stancil. "Charge Exchange-Induced X-ray Emission of Fe XXV and Fe XXVI via a Streamlined Model." The Astrophysical Journal Supplemental Series, vol. 224, no. 2, 2016.
Gu, L, J. Kaastra, A. J. J. Raassen, P. D. Mullen, R. S. Cumbee, D. Lyons, and P. C. Stancil. "A Novel Scenario for the Possible X-ray Line Feature at ~3.5 keV: Charge Exchange with Bare Sulfur Ions." Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 584, L11, 2015.