Joshua H. Rines
My name is Josh Rines. I’m a physics and math double major in the Bates Class of 2017. Let’s start with the basics: I love a good pun; I enjoy woodworking, coin collecting, and ceramics; I am an avid swimmer; my favorite color is orange; I like to think that the best place to be is at the intersection of science and the humanities – fun things seem to happen there; my favorite movie is probably Star Wars (Episode IV) or Good Will Hunting; lastly, Captain America is my favorite Avenger but the Silver Surfer is my favorite Marvel character. Now for the more relevant stuff: I started my time at Bates with the intention of being a history major. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was encouraged to try physics, I did, and couldn’t get enough. I am very excited to be a part of the Bates Galaxies Lab (the Bagel as we like to call it). I have always admired the stars from a pure star-gazers enjoyment perspective, so it is really pretty neat to be able to admire them from a physicist’s perspective. I look forward to continuing the research for the remaining semester that I have here at Bates.
Rines (2016) The Bates College Guide to Compact Galaxies: Resolving the Radial Mass Distribution of Stellar Populations in Three Compact Galaxies. Scarab Digital Commons @ Bates. Physics & Astronomy Theses 1.