Physics with Shanil Virani

Oct 28, 2011

Shanil Virani holds a joint appointment in Physics and Astronomy at JMU.

He grew up in Canada, the child of Ugandan Refugees. His parents fled Idi Amin.

Shanil is currently a Yale doctoral candidate in physics and Astronomy.

Before graduate school, he worked on the teams managing the Chandra X-ray Observatory– which since being launched in 1999, has been NASA's flagship mission for X-ray astronomy.

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