Savannah Lyons · SM 20
Using Spectroscopy to Measure the Redshift in Quasars
This astrophysics research is intended to use methods of spectroscopy to measure the redshift of quasar 3C 273. This tendency of the spectra of quasars to be redshifted is important because it indicates that these bodies are receding from Earth at rates proportional to their distance. This is an important indicator of the expansion of the universe. After collecting this data, we hope that a physics laboratory experiment to perform measurements like this can be developed at Saginaw Valley State University.