Age: 17Tower Lakes, IL
Project Title: Searches for Almost Dark Galaxies in Blank Sky Fields with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Pranav Sivakumar is a resident of Tower Lakes, Illinois and graduated in June from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois. He is very passionate about astronomy and the world around him. Pranav is honored to be selected as a Davidson Fellow and know he is in very good company. He has engaged with several past Fellows at the finals of the Google Science Fair and the Siemens Competition and had a chance to see the high quality of their work firsthand.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In ten years, I hope to be expanding our knowledge of the universe as a professional astrophysicist, either in a university or a research lab. I’m also really into astronomy outreach and mentorship – I’d love to work with people of all ages to get them excited about astronomy, formally or informally.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?Caution: Your universe is about to expand!
What is one of your favorite quotes?
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu
In the News
10/19/17 - Chicago Tribune: "Shout Out: Tower Lakes native Pranav Sivakumar, 17, who studies astrophysics in college"
9/12/17 - The Society For Science & The Public: Ten Tips From Davidson Fellows on How to Be Successful in STEM
TOWER LAKES TEEN AWARDED $10,000 FOR RESEARCH UNCOVERING DARK GALAXIES
Pranav Sivakumar to be Named a 2017 Davidson Fellow
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