Chad Popik

Astronomy & Space Sciences


I'm a first year graduate student starting in Fall of 2021 interested in cosmology and galaxies.

I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Rochester, graduating in 2021 with a B.S. in Physics & Astronomy. During my time there, I worked with Professor Regina Demina within the DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument) collaboration, studying the imprint of BAOs (Baryon Acoustic Oscillations) in large galaxy surveys.

On my days off, you can find me practicing piano, baking, hiking, and exploring local cafes.