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Rachael C Amaro

  • B.S. in Engineering Physics, 2018, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest: la Supernovae, Variable Stars, time domain astronomy

Chris Bilinski

  • B.S., 2010, California Institute Of Technology
Areas of Interest: Protoplanetary Disks, Variable Stars

Chris is researching presupernova outbursts using KAIT and measuring disk sizes using CHARA interferometry.

Alex Bixel

  • B.A., 2016, University of Virginia
Areas of Interest: Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres

Alex is working with Daniel Apai to study the atmospheres of transiting exoplanets using transmission spectroscopy. He is also interested in how life could be detected through its effects on the chemical composition of atmospheres.

Haley Bowden

    Areas of Interest: Galaxy formation and evolution theory. The Galaxy and Dark Matter Halo Connection

    Ryan Boyden

    • B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, 2017, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Areas of Interest: Planet Formation, Star Formation, Exoplanets

    Gabriele Bozzola

    • M.S. in Physics, 2017, University of Milan
    https://sbozzolo.github.io/ Areas of Interest: Numerical Relativity, Compact Objects, Gravitational Physics

    Gabriele is working with Vasileos Paschalidis to study in full general relativity the fragmentations of supermassive stars that result in binary black holes surrounded by accretion disks.

    Jane Bright

    • B.S. in Physics and B.A. in Mathematics, 2018, Denison University
    Areas of Interest: Gravitational Physics, black holes, Compact Objects, and cosmology

    Vivian Carvajal

    • B.S. in Physics, 2020, University of Maryland, College Park
    Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, AGNs, black holes, and Galaxy Clusters

    Katie Chamberlain

    • B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, 2018, Montana State University
    https://katiechambe.github.io/ Areas of Interest: Dwarf galaxy interactions and dynamics, Galaxy Formation and Evolution Theory

    Katie uses cosmological simulations to study the frequency and dynamics of dwarf galaxy pairs and groups throughout cosmic time with Gurtina Besla

    Zuyi Chen

    • B.S. in Astronomy, 2019, University of Science & Technology of China
    Areas of Interest: Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Extragalactic Astronomy

    Jeremy Dietrich

    • B.A. in Astrophysics and Physics, 2017, Harvard
    Areas of Interest: Extrasolar planets, Planet Formation

    Ryan Endsley

    • B.A., 2015, Washington University-St. Louis
    https://www.ryan-endsley.com/ Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Cosmology, and Galaxy Formation & Evolution

    Hayden Foote

    • B.A. in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2020, University of Colorado - Boulder
    Areas of Interest: Galaxy Dynamics, formation, and Evolution

    My degree is a BA in Astronomy & Astrophysics from the University of Colorado Boulder, received in 2020. My areas of interest are galaxy dynamics, formation, and evolution.

    Nico Garavito Camargo

    • M.S., 2015, Universidad de Los Andes
    http://jngaravitoc.github.io/Garavito-Camargo/ Areas of Interest: Galaxy Formation and Evolution Theory

    Michael Hammer

    • B.A., 2015, Cornell University
    https://lavinia.as.arizona.edu/~mhammer/ Areas of Interest: Planet Formation and Evolution

    Michael is working with Kaitlin Kratter, Min-Kai Lin, and Paola Pinilla on hydrodynamic simulations of protoplanetary discs. His main focus areas are vortices and comparing these simulations to observations.

    Yun-Hsin Huang

    • M.S., 2015, University of Chicago
    Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Galaxy Formation, and Evolution

    Yun-Hsin is working with Profs. Xiaohui Fan and Eiichi Egami on the Steward/UKIRT Near-IR Imaging of the Hyper Supreme-Cam (HSC) Deep Fields.

    Raphael Erik Hviding

    • B.A., 2018, Dartmouth College
    http://lavinia.as.arizona.edu/~rehviding Areas of Interest: Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Active Galactic Nuclei

    Raphael works with the James Webb Space Telescope NIRCAM team under Professors Kevin Hainline and Marcia Rieke. He studies galaxy formation and evolution and has a special place in his heart for obscured AGN and AGN demographics. He can be found in Steward 253, but don't tell his advisors that.

    Soley Hyman

    • B.A. in Astrophysics & Physics, 2019, Harvard University
    Areas of Interest: Extragalactic and galactic astronomy, Instrumentation, black holes

    Xiangyu Jin

    • B.S. in Physics, 2018, Nanjing University
    • M.S. in Physics, 2020, McGill University
    Areas of Interest: AGN, Galaxy Formation and Evolution

    Victoria Jones

    • B.S. in Astrophysics and Physics, 2019, Arizona State University
    Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Active Galactic Nuclei

    Jennifer Kadowaki

    • B.A., 2014, University of California-Los Angeles
    Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Galaxy Formation, & Evolution

    Jennifer is working with Prof. Dennis Zaritsky on low-surface brightness galaxies. In particular, her research focuses on understanding the environment's role in the formation and evolution of ultra-diffuse galaxies.

    Ryan Keenan

    • B.S in Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics, & Mathematical Sci, 2017, University of Michigan
    https://rpkeenan.github.io/ Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Radio Astronomy

    Aafaque Khan

    • B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering, 2013, National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India

    Aafaque works with Dr. Erika Hamden on developing UV detectors and instrumentation for balloon and space-based telescopes. He is interested in studying the Circumgalactic medium (CGM) and its role in galaxy evolution.

    Harrison Krantz

    • B.S. Engineering Physics & B.S. Computer Science, 2017, Colorado School of Mines
    http://lavinia.as.arizona.edu/~hkrantz Areas of Interest: Instrumentation

    Sophie Lebowitz

    • B.A. in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2020, Ohio State University
    Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Galaxy Evolution, Active Galactic Nuclei

    Katrina Litke

    • B.S., 2015, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    https://kclitke.com/ Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Radio Astronomy

    Katrina is working with Prof. Dan Marrone to study gravitationally lensed dusty star-forming galaxies using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

    Joseph Long

    • B.A. Physics, 2014, Pomona College

    Joseph is working on adaptive optics instrumentation and analysis of coronagraphic data.

    Erin Maier

    • B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, 2017, University of Iowa
    Areas of Interest: astronomical instrumentation, Astronomy Education, Star Formation

    Matthew Murphy

    • B.S. in Physics & Astronomy, 2020, Stony Brook University
    Areas of Interest: Exoplanets, Exoplanet Atmospheres

    Logan Pearce

    • B.S., 2019, University of Texas at Austin
    • M.A., 2014, University of Texas at Austin
    • B.S., 2003, Purdue University
    Areas of Interest: Star and Planet Formation, high contrast imaging, astrometry

    Jeniveve Pearson

    • B.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2020, Ohio State University
    Areas of Interest: core collapse supernovae, Massive Stars, and stellar evolution

    I graduated with a B.S. in Astronomy and Physics from The Ohio State University in 2020, and my areas of interest are core collapse supernovae, massive stars, and stellar evolution.

    Ragadeepika Pucha

    • Integrated M.Sc in Physics, 2015, Visva-Bharati University
    http://lavinia.as.arizona.edu/~rpucha Areas of Interest: Dwarf Galaxies, satellite galaxies, Stellar halos, observational astronomy

    Raga is working with Prof. Beth Willman on the study of resolved populations in dwarf galaxies. She is interested in learning about how the dwarf galaxies grow and evolve.

    Yujing Qin

    • M.A., 2016, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Mel Rose

    • B.A. in Astrophysics and Engineering Sciences, 2017, Harvard University
    Areas of Interest: Instrumentation, Cosmology, Testing GR

    Pranjal RS

    • B.Tech. in Engineering Physics, 2019, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
    Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Galaxy Formation and Evolution

    Noah Salazar Rivera

    • B.S. Physics & B.S. Computer Science, 2017, California State University, San Bernardino

    Samantha Scibelli

    • B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, 2017, Stony Brook University
    https://samscibelli.github.io/ Areas of Interest: Star Formation, Astrochemistry, Radio Astronomy

    Spencer Scott

    • B.A. in Astrophysics and Physics, 2019, Harvard University
    http://spencerscott917.github.io/ Areas of Interest: galaxy formation and galaxy evolution

    Andrew Sevrinsky

    • B.S. in Physics, 2017, Georgia State University
    Areas of Interest: Low mass stars, stellar multiplicity, Exoplanets

    Quentin Socia

    • M.S. in Astronomy, 2019, San Diego State University
    Areas of Interest: Exoplanets, Multi-Star Systems, Brown Dwarfs, time domain astronomy, Cataclysmic Planetary Geology

    Fengwu Sun

    • B.S., 2018, Peking University
    Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Galaxy formation & evolution

    Adam Sutherland

    • B.A., 2016, University of Chicago
    https://lavinia.as.arizona.edu/~aps/ Areas of Interest: Exoplanets

    Jasmin Washington

    • B.S. in Astronomy & Physics, 2020, University of Virginia
    Areas of Interest: Radio Astronomy, Instrumentation

    Cameron White

    • B.S. in Physics and Astrophysics, 2019, Arizona State University
    Areas of Interest: Galaxy Formation and Evolution, cosmic reionization

    Lily Whitler

    • B.S. in Physics & Mathematics, 2020, Arizona State University
    http://astro.lilywhitler.com/ Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Galaxy formation & evolution, cosmic reionization

    Charity Woodrum

    • B.S. in Physics , 2018, University of Oregon
    http://cwoodrum.github.io/ Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Galaxy Formation and Evolution

    Jiachuan Xu

    • B.S. in Physics, 2018, Tsinghua University
    Areas of Interest: Galaxy formation & evolution, Cosmology

    Minghao Yue

    • B.A., 2016, Peking University
    https://yuemh.github.io/ Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Quasar Host Galaxies

    Minghao is working with Prof. Xiaohui Fan on the environment of quasars and their host galaxies.

    Haowen Zhang

    • B.S., 2018, Peking University
    Areas of Interest: Galaxy Formation and Evolution, AGN, Cosmology