University of Washington
LINCC Frameworks Project Scientist
Samuel Wyatt’s research interests are heavily tied to observational transient research and big data in astronomy. Most of his PhD research was spent developing robotic telescope capabilities for the small telescopes (<2m) at the University of Arizona with the anticipation of automated follow-up of interesting LSST discoveries. He is also passionate about efforts in discovering gravitational wave counterparts through his work in developing the Gravitational Wave Treasure Map, which is designed to enable coordination between observatories in order to minimize unnecessary overlap in these searches and find the counterpart as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Outside of astronomy, he enjoys long rides on his bicycle and yelling into the mediocre abyss that is the Nashville Predators ice hockey team.