This senior is shooting for the stars—the compositions of double-lined spectroscopic binary stars, to be exact. When it comes to his studies in astrophysics, mathematics, and computer science (with concentrations in data science and artificial intelligence), his goal is simple: use his passion for teaching others to build a better world.
Visit campus with Jude—and learn about all the cool stuff he’s been up to.
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[MUSIC: Soft, upbeat music plays throughout the video.]
[VIDEO: Jude Gussman stands in front of Swain Hall.]
Jude: Hey, yo! My name is Jude Gussman; I am a senior studying computer science, mathematics, and astronomy. I knew IU was the one when I began research in the astronomy department. It felt like a home away from home.
[VIDEO: Jude stands in front of the Kirkwood Observatory.]
Coolest things I've done at IU socially is help at Kirkwood Observatory's open house night, where the public can come and see different celestial objects. One of life's great delights is to show someone some beautiful object that they've never seen before in their life. One of the coolest things I’ve done academically is go to Tucson, Arizona, with my observational astronomy class to observe different galaxies with the 1.9 meter telescope.
[VIDEO: Jude sits on a bench next to a statue of Herman B Wells, which is wearing a surgical mask and has a flower tucked behind its ear.]
No matter what part of my academic journey I was on, I always got so much support from the faculty and staff.
[VIDEO: Jude puts his arm around the statue.]
[VIDEO: Fade to black. IU trident appears.]
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