Current Graduate Students

János Botyánszki

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I am a NSF graduate research fellow in the Physics department. My main interest is in understanding the physics of supernovae and other interesting transients. I work with …

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Katherine de Kleer

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I am a PhD candidate in the Astronomy Department at the University of California, Berkeley. My research focuses on characterizing active processes on planets and satellites in …

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Kareem El-Badry

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I am a first-year grad student in astronomy. At UC Berkeley, I work with Eliot Quataert and Dan Weisz on problems in galaxy formation and evolution, with a focus on low-mass …

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Drummond Fielding

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I am a fifth year Berkeley/NSF graduate research fellow here at the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department. I work with professor Eliot Quataert using simulations to work out the …

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Danny Goldstein

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I am a fourth-year graduate student in the Astronomy Department at UC Berkeley. My research areas are supernovae, cosmology, and gravitational lensing. I hang …

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Lea Hirsch

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I am a fourth-year graduate student at Berkeley. My thesis project will focus on comparing planets in binary star systems to those in single star systems, within a …

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Nicholas Kern

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I am a second-year graduate student working at the interface of theory and observations in the domain of 21cm cosmology at the epoch of reionization.

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Ellie Kitanidis

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I am a third year graduate student in the Department of Physics. I study cosmology and am a member of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) collaboration.

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Eve Lee

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I'm a fifth year graduate student in astronomy working with Professor Eugene Chiang on theoretical studies of planet formation. Some of my research topics include the …

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Sarafina Nance

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I am a first-year grad student in astronomy. I'm interested in a variety of topics, largely under the umbrella of theoretical astrophysics. I was an undergrad at The …

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Abigail Polin

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I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. I work with Peter Nugent on computational astrophysics. Currently I am working on modelling in …

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Sean Ressler

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I'm a 2nd year graduate student working with Eliot Quataert and Sasha Tchekhovskoy on improving the electron thermodynamics in GRMHD simulation of Black Hole accretion. …

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Wren Suess

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I am a second year Berkeley Chancellor's Fellow and NSF Graduate Research Fellow here in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department. I work with Mariska Kriek using observations …

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Dyas Utomo

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Undergraduate at Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia (2009), and Ph.D. at UC Berkeley (2017, expected), with some gap years when I worked as technician at …

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Jason Wang

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I'm a graduate student working on the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) and the GPI Exoplanet Survey with James Graham to discover new exoplanets. I'm studying both debris …

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Tom Oriyan Zick

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I am a first year graduate student working with Mariska Kriek on observational studies of high redshift galaxy evolution. My current research aims to elucidate how galaxies …

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