Current Graduate Student

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János Botyánszki




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 Daniel Kasen on nebular modeling of supernovae.

I was born in Budapest, Hungary and have been in California since the age of 7. I graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in physics and mathematics. As an undergraduate, I worked with Saul Perlmutter and Nao Suzuki on supernova spectral fitting, and with Peter Nugent on Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) candidate selection and follow-up.