Charlotte Olsen is a doctoral student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. In the summer of 2016, Charlotte was granted an internship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to study enhanced star formation in interacting galaxies. In general, she studies how galaxies evolve by way of how they form stars.
Baby Boom of New Stars - A simultaneous “baby boom” of new stars has been detected in 36 dwarf galaxies. Charlotte Olsen of Rutgers University–New Brunswick has found that dwarf galaxies far from each other slowed down and then simultaneously accelerated their birth rate of stars.