Current Graduate Student

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Kareem El-Badry



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Research Interests

galaxy formation and evolution; the stellar initial mass function; stellar spectra and abundances


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 galaxies. 

I was an undergrad at Yale University, where I majored in Astrophysics. I had the good fortune to first learn about galaxy evolution and low-mass galaxies from Marla Geha, who advised my undergraduate thesis. 

I grew up in Roseburg, Oregon. Besides astronomy, I like memes, hiking and cycling, running, chess, and food.