Ray Garner

Ray Garner

CWRU Astronomy PhD Candidate

Case Western Reserve University


Hello! My name is Ray Garner and I am a PhD candidate working towards my PhD in Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I previously attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina where I graduated with a B.S. in Physics.

While I was at Furman, I completed research in general relativity with Dr. Bill Baker and fellow student Zachary Carter. During the summer of 2017, I attended a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. There, I worked on ionized gas kinematics of nearby, low-mass galaxies with Dr. Liese van Zee.

Currently, I am working with Dr. Chris Mihos on a detailed analysis of the spiral galaxy Messier 101 (NGC 5457) and its small satellite group using the deep, wide-field, narrowband imaging capabilities of the Burrell Schmidt 24/36-inch telescope.

  • Galaxy evolution
  • Star formation
  • Nebular diagnostics
  • BS in Physics, 2018

    Furman University

Recent Publications

(2021). Searching for Extragalactic Star Formation in the M101 Group. In RNAAS.


(2018). Ionized Gas Kinematics of Nearby Low-Mass Galaxies. Presented at AAS231.