Alexander Thomas is an undergraduate currently double majoring in physics and astronomy at Ball State University. As a member of Berrington’s research group, he researches short-period variable star systems. More specifically, his research focuses on eclipsing binaries. When he’s not doing research or homework, he likes to collect musical instruments, watch TV, and spend time outside riding his bicycle. Some of the instruments in his collection include, but are not limited to, a theremin, a didgeridoo, and an electric bass guitar.