Hi there! You’ve found the personal site of Ward Howard. I’m a PhD candidate in physics and astronomy at UNC Chapel Hill in the physics and astronomy department, advised by Dr. Nicholas Law. I study stellar activity and the effects of space weather on rocky planet atmospheres. I use data from the gigapixel-scale Evryscope (PI: Nicholas Law), which has continuously monitored the entire Southern sky since 2015! (for more detail, see my Research page)
Feel free to contact me or drop by Phillips Hall #159 at UNC to chat. I’d love to meet you and discuss science or life or pretty much anything else! If you are interested in collaborating with me and the Evryscope team, I’d love to discuss!
(with Evryscope PI approval pending, of course! You can contact him directly at: nlaw [at] unc [dot] edu)
I did my undergrad at Union University, a small Christian liberal-arts institution in Tennessee, and majored in physics and mathematics during my time there. I love to research things, and spent time during my undergrad summers doing that at Western Kentucky University and Baylor University. In fact, if you are an undergrad in the sciences, I *highly* recommend trying to do summer research as many times as possible, or find work in your department during the year. I also like to read, especially anything by J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Francis Schaeffer, Alvin Plantinga, Stephen Barr, or Matthew Lee Anderson.