Taylor Bell received his B.Sc. Honours in Physics at the University of Saskatchewan in 2016, specializing in astronomy. In the summer of 2014, his first NSERC USRA project at McMaster University under the supervision of Doug Welch and Alison Sills aimed to create a modern, uniform catalogue of variable stars in Milky Way globular clusters.
His second NSERC USRA at the University of Toronto was supervised by Howard Yee and Allison Noble. In this project, he studied the effect of environmental density and galactic stellar mass on the star formation rate of z~1 galaxies. His undergraduate research project, supervised by Doug Welch, tried to find evidence of binarity in Type II Cepheid variable stars in Milky Way globular clusters.
Taylor is now pursuing a M.Sc. in Physics at McGill University under the supervision of Nicolas Cowan from McGill University and Pierre Bastien from Université de Montréal. His current research focuses on the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres. He is using the newly commissioned POMM at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic to study the polarization of light coming from known hot Jupiters.
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