Dr. Amy Furniss
Dr. Amy Furniss

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny ’ ”  – Isaac Asimov

Studying Extreme Gamma-ray Blazars

Amy received her Physics PhD in 2013 from University of California in Santa Cruz.  For the past 7 years she has been studying gamma-ray astrophysics, active galactic nuclei, blazar environment, evolution and emission, extragalactic background light,intergalactic magnetic fields, extragalactic cosmic ray and photon propagation, relativistic acceleration mechanisms and non-thermal emission processes.   Her efforts in research are balanced by teaching Bay Area college-level physics classes. 

Amy Furniss, Ph.D.

Assistant Proessor California State University East Bay

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