Prize Recipient

Sebastian Gomez

Sebastian Gomez
The University of Texas at El Paso


Background:

My name is Sebastian Gomez and I grew up in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico until 2011 when I moved to El Paso, Texas to pursue a physics degree in Physics from The University of Texas at El Paso. My passion for physics began in high school, where I discovered how broad and fascinating physics is. Recently I've gained an interest in Astrophysics. Last year I began doing research on Low Mass X-ray Binary stars at my university. I presented my results at the 221st AAS conference. And this summer I am working at the Kavli institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at MIT working on X-ray data of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. I plan to keep on doing research, and my goal is to eventually get a PhD in either Physics or Astrophysics.