Current Graduate Student

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Drummond Fielding




I am a fourth 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 underlying physical processes governing the growth of galaxies. 

I did my undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, where I received a B.S. in physics and another in mathematics in 2012. A few days after my graduation I rode my bicycle from Baltimore to Berkeley as a member of the 4K for Cancer team.

I was born in New York City and soon moved 12 miles west to Montclair, New Jersey, where I grew up. In addition to thinking and talking about physics I love to run, ride my bike, hike, ski, make things out of wood and/or metal (and now out of clay too), draw, cook, and above all tend to my succulent garden.