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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Kaylan Burleigh

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As a PhD student at UC Berkeley in observational cosmology, I develop scalable pipelines to automatically detect galaxies in terabytes of multi-color imaging data. My team has …

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Kareem El-Badry

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

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Drummond Fielding

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I am a sixth (and final) year Berkeley/NSF graduate research fellow here at the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department. I work with professor Eliot Quataert using simulations to work …

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Jordan Fleming

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I am a first year graduate student in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department. My main interests lie in theoretical astrophysics, particularly cosmology. I graduated in 2017 …

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Steven Giacalone

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I'm a first year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. My research interests mostly involve exoplanets and planetary science, although I'm …

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Danny Goldstein

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

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Deepthi Gorthi

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I am currently a third year graduate student working with Dr. Aaron Parsons on building an FFT Imager for the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array. I am interested in …

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Lea Hirsch

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I am a sixth-year graduate student at Berkeley. My thesis project focuses on comparing planets in binary star systems to those in single star systems, within a volume-limited …

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Philipp Kempski

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I am a first year graduate student at UC Berkeley. My research interests lie predominantly in theoretical astrophysics. I studied at Oxford University, where I spent 3 years …

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Nicholas Kern

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

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David Khatami

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I am currently a second-year graduate student and NSF fellow in the astronomy department. I am working with Daniel Kasen on developing and testing theoretical models of …

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Ellie Kitanidis

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physics grad student studying cosmology

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Kara Kundert

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I am a second-year graduate student working under Professor Aaron Parsons to develop HYPERION, a specialized interferometer to observe how the overall average hydrogen content …

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Casey Lam

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I am a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. I am interested in studying stellar mass black holes with astrometric microlensing.  I graduated …

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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 was born in Philadelphia and am obnoxiously proud of it.  I got my undergraduate degree at N.C. State University and was strongly encouraged to go to Berkeley by Stephen …

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Nathan Sandford

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I am a first year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. I have a deep love for galaxies, big and small, and am particularly interested in how they …

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Wren Suess

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

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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'm a graduate student working with Dan Weisz and Mariska Kriek on problems in galaxy evolution. I am especially interested in leveraging resolved stellar populations in …

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