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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 black holes. 

I graduated from MIT in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in math and physics. During my time there, I had the opportunity to do research in the Center for Theoretical Physics with Professor Tracy Slatyer, studying the distribution of pulsars "kicked" out from the galactic disc, and with Professor Alan Guth, studying hybrid inflation and primordial black holes. 

Some of my not science interests are music (i.e. playing piano, guitar, and trombone), exploring the outdoors (i.e. biking, hiking, or running), and going to the grocery store (i.e. 99 Ranch). 

I also enjoy participating in outreach events with the department. The picture (courtesy of Carina Cheng) is from Discovery Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco. It's a demonstration of how telescope mirrors focus light, which allows astronomers to see faint objects. (The demo is also great for roasting marshmallows!)