CONTACT University of California, BerkeleyEMAIL (click here)
Astronomy Dept.
B-20 Hearst Field Annex
Berkeley, CA 94720-3411
EXPERTISE Star Formation — Polarization — Radio Instrumentation — Millimeter-wave Interferometry
EDUCATIONUniversity of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
Ph.D., AstrophysicsDec 2014
Title: “From Cores to Envelopes to Disks: A Multi-scale View of Magnetized Star Formation” [PDF]
Adviser: Richard L. Plambeck
M.A., AstrophysicsMay 2010
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
B.S., Physics (Highest Distinction); Spanish minor May 2006
DISTINCTIONS Jansky Fellowship (+1 year SMA Fellowship)2014–2018
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship2013–2014
Mary Elizabeth Uhl thesis prize2014
Robert A. Trumpler Graduate Student Excellence Award 2013
American Astronomical Society Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize 2013
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2010–2013
Chancellor’s Science Fellowship at UC Berkeley2008–2010
Kenan-Lewis Teaching Internship at Woodberry Forest School2007
Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia2002–2006
Phi Beta Kappa2005
LANGUAGESSpanish — fluent
Chuj — basic knowledge (Mayan dialect spoken in San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala)
MEMBERSHIPSAmerican Astronomical Society (AAS)
Union Radioscientifique International (USNC-URSI)
APPOINTMENTSJansky Fellow, NRAO & Harvard/CfA (Cambridge, Mass.)2014–
Graduate student researcher, UC Berkeley (Berkeley, Calif.)2008–2014
Independent physics tutor (Berkeley, Calif.)2009–2013
Physics lecturer, iFly SF Bay (Union City, Calif.) Summer 2011
Co-instructor, Radio 101 graduate seminar (Berkeley, Calif.) Fall 2010
Graduate student instructor, UC Berkeley (Berkeley, Calif.) Fall 2008, Fall 2009
Faculty member, Woodberry Forest School (Woodberry Forest, Va.) Fall 2006, Spring 2008
Faculty member, Yinhatil Nab’en School (San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala) 2007
Calculus tutor, University of Virginia Athletics Dept. (Charlottesville, Va.) 2003–2006
NSF REU research intern, University of Rochester (Rochester, N.Y.) Summer 2005
TELESCOPE TIMEALMA
PI – Magnetic fields in Class 0 protostellar envelopes (7 hours, highest priority)Apr 2014
PI – Magnetic fields in Class II protoplanetary disks (7 hours, filler)Apr 2014
Magnetic fields in W43 (4 hours, highest priority; PI P. Cortés)Apr 2014
VLA
Synchrotron in H-alpha filaments around 3C84 (6 hours, filler; PI J. McBride)Nov 2013
CARMA
PI – Magnetic fields in star-forming filaments (24 hours)Mar 2013
PITADPOL survey, polarization key project (280 hours)Feb 2012
OBSERVING EXPERIENCECARMA, Cedar Flat, Calif.
Observing: responsibilities during week-long shifts include taking science data for other astronomers, communicating with staff and scientists across the CARMA consortium, controlling the telescope, protecting the telescope during inclement weather, and troubleshooting problems both during and outside of normal busienss hours. 90+ days since spring 2010.
Hardware: assisted in the building, testing, installation, and calibration of the 1 mm dual-polarization receiver system at CARMA. I continue to assist with upgrades and maintenance. 30+ days since spring 2010.
Software and array support: developed and maintain several software programs, including one that fits geometric delays after array changes, and several that allow for calibration and monitoring of polarization observations.
Observer scheduling: responsible for scheduling all week-long observer shifts, maintaining the observer database, and communicating with PIs and observers within and outside of the CARMA consortium.
PUBLICATIONS
1st – 3rd authorDavidson, J. A., Li, Z.-Y., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Testing Magnetic Field Models for the Class 0 Protostar L1527,” 2014, ApJ, submitted
Sabin, L., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Millimeter polarisation of the protoplanetary nebulae CRL 618 and OH 231.8+4.2: A follow-up study with CARMA,” 2014, MNRAS, submitted
Wright, M. C. H., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “NGC 7538 IRS 1: Interaction of a polarized dust spiral and a molecular outflow,” 2014, ApJL, submitted
Hull, C. L. H., Plambeck, R. L., et al., “TADPOL: A 1.3 mm Survey of Dust Polarization in Star-forming Cores and Regions,” 2014, ApJS, 213, 13
Hull, C. L. H., Plambeck, R. L., et al., “Misalignment of Magnetic Fields and Outflows in Protostellar Cores,” 2013, ApJ, 768, 159
Krumholz, M. R., Crutcher, R. M., & Hull, C. L. H., “Protostellar Disk Formation Enabled by Weak, Misaligned Magnetic Fields,” 2013, ApJL, 767, 11
Hughes, A. M., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Interferometric Upper Limits on Millimeter Polarization of the Disks around DG Tau, GM Aur, and MWC 480,” 2013, AJ, 145, 115
Hull, C. L. H., Bower, G. C., et al., “Primary Beam Shape Calibration from Mosaicked, Interferometric Observations,” 2010, PASP, 122, 1510
Dubus, G., Taam, R. Hull, C., Watson, D. M., et al., “Spitzer Space Telescope Observations of the Magnetic Cataclysmic Variable AE Aquarii,” 2007, ApJ, 663, 516
Watson, D. M., Bohac, C. J., Hull, C., et al., “The development of a protoplanetary disk from its natal envelope,” 2007, Nature, 448, 1026
OtherTobin, J. J. et al., “First Results from the VLA Nascent Disk And Multiplicity Survey of Perseus Protostars (VANDAM). Resolving the Sub-Arcsecond Binary System in NGC 1333 IRAS2A,” 2014, ApJ, submitted
Stephens, I. et al., “The Magnetic Field Morphology of the Class 0 Protostar L1157,” 2013, ApJL, 769, 15
Zauderer, B. A. et al., “Birth of a relativistic outflow in the unusual gamma-ray transient Swift J164449.3+573451,” 2011, Nature, 476, 425
Law, C. J. et al., “Spectropolarimetry with the Allen Telescope Array: Faraday rotation toward bright polarized radio galaxies,” 2011, ApJ, 728, 57
Bower, G. C. et al., “The Allen Telescope Array Pi GHz Sky Survey I. Survey Description and Static Catalog Results for the Boötes Field,” 2010, ApJ, 725, 1792
Croft, S. et al., “The Allen Telescope Array Twenty-centimeter Survey – A 690-Square-Degree, 12-Epoch Radio Dataset – I: Catalog and Long-Duration Transient Statistics,” 2010, ApJ, 719, 45
Zasowski, G. et al., “Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph Observations of Class I/II Objects in Taurus: Composition and Thermal History of the Circumstellar Ices,” 2009, ApJ, 694, 459
UnrefereedHull, C. L. H., “From Cores to Envelopes to Disks: A Multi-scale View of Magnetized Star Formation,” 2014, Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley [PDF]
Hull, C. L. H. et al., “Misalignment of Magnetic Fields and Outflows in Protostellar Cores,” 2013, Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica (Serie de Conferencias), Magnetic Fields in the Universe: From Laboratory and Stars to Primordial Structures., ed. A. Esquivel, J. Franco, G. García-Segura, E. M. de Gouveia Dal Pino, M. Krause, A. Lazarian., & A. Santillán, in press
Bauermeister, A., et al., “Monitoring of Secondary Calibrator Fluxes at CARMA,” 2012, CARMA Memo Series, 59
Hull, C., Plambeck, R., & Engargiola, G., “1 mm Dual-polarization Science with CARMA,” 2011, in General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, 2011 XXXth URSI, 1–4
Zauderer, B. A. et al., “GRB 110328A / Swift J164449.3+573451: CARMA mm detection,” 2011, GRB Coordinates Network, Circular 11841
Williams, P. K. G., et al., “Training the Next Generation of Astronomers,” 2009, astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Position Paper 65
PRESENTATIONS
Invited talksNAOC, Beijing, China [PPTX] 13 Aug 2014
ASTROPOL 2014, Grenoble, France [PPTX] 27 May 2014
Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif. [PPTX] 14 Feb 2014
University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. [PPTX] 26 Nov 2013
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. [PPTX] 22 Nov 2013
NRAO/University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. [PPTX] 25 Sep 2013
Instituto de Astronomía (IA), UNAM, Mexico City [PPTX] 11 Sep 2013
Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica (CRyA), UNAM, Morelia [PPTX] 5 Sep 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill. [PPTX]10 Jul 2013
SETI Institute, Mountain View, Calif. [PPTX] [video] 26 Feb 2013
SOFIA Science Center, NASA Ames, Mountain View, Calif. [PPTX]23 May 2012
Talks & postersURSI General Assembly, Beijing, China (talk) [PPTX] 19 Aug 2014
EPoS 2014, Ringberg Castle, Germany (poster) [PDF], (talk) [PPTX] 4 Jun 2014
Midwest Magnetic Fields Workshop, Madison, WI (talk) [PPTX] 28 April 2014
American Astronomical Society 223rd Meeting, National Harbor, MD (talk) [PPTX] 7 Jan 2014
University of Toronto G2000 seminar, Toronto, ON, Canada (talk) [PPTX] 20 Nov 2013
Caltech Astronomy Tea Talk, Pasadena, Calif. (talk) [PPTX] [video] 11 Nov 2013
NRAO lunch talk, Socorro, N.M. (talk) [PPTX] 6 Nov 2013
University of Arizona seminar, Tucson, Ariz. (talk) [PPTX] 4 Nov 2013
Princeton Wunch talk, Princeton, N.J. (talk) [PPTX] 23 Oct 2013
American Museum of Natural History seminar, New York, N.Y. (talk) [PPTX] 22 Oct 2013
Harvard/CfA RG lunch talk, Cambridge, Mass. (talk) [PPTX] 18 Oct 2013
Yale Stellar Tea talk, New Haven, Conn. (talk) [PPTX] 14 Oct 2013
Ford Fellows conference, Washington, D.C. (talk) [PPTX] 28 Sep 2013
UT Austin Planets/Life/ISM seminar, Austin, Tex. (talk) [PPTX] 13 Sep 2013
Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares (ICN), UNAM, Mexico City (talk) [PPTX] 10 Sep 2013
CARMA Science Symposium, Chicago, Ill. (talk) [PPTX], (poster) [PDF]8 Jul 2013
Cornell Galaxy Lunch talk, Ithaca, N.Y. (talk) [PPTX]10 May 2013
UC Berkeley Astronomy Dept. Lunch Talks, Berkeley, Calif. (talk) [PPTX]25 Apr 2013
UC Berkeley RAL/Planet & Star Formation seminar, Berkeley, Calif. (talk) [PPTX]24 Apr 2013
ALMA/NAASC mtg.: “From Dust to Rocks to Planets,” Kona, Hawaii (talk) [PPTX]10 Apr 2013
University of Hawaii IfA lunch talk, Honolulu, Hawaii (talk) [PPTX]4 Apr 2013
“Magnetic Fields in the Universe IV,” Playa del Carmen, Mexico (talk) [PPTX]5 Feb 2013
American Astronomical Society 221st Meeting, Long Beach, Calif. (talk) [PPTX]10 Jan 2013
University of Pittsburgh AstroCoffee, Pittsburgh, Penn. (talk) [PPTX]12 Nov 2012
NRAO/UVa TUNA lunch talk, Charlottesville, Va. (talk) [PPTX] 6 Nov 2012
UC Berkeley Graduate-Student/Postdoc Seminar, Berkeley, Calif. (talk) [PPTX]2 Nov 2012
“Star Formation & the ISM: 35 Years Later,” Berkeley, Calif. (poster) [PDF]10 Sep 2012
NSF CARMA Site Visit, Cedar Flat, Calif. (talk) [PPTX]27 Aug 2012
Midwest Magnetic Fields Workshop, Madison, Wisc. (talk) [PPTX]4 Apr 2012
ALMA/NAASC mtg.: “Outflows, Winds, & Jets”, Charlottesville, Va. (poster) [PDF]4 Mar 2012
NSF Reverse Site Visit for CARMA, Arlington, Va. (talk) [PPTX]12 Oct 2011
URSI General Assembly, Istanbul, Turkey (talk) [PPTX]19 Aug 2011
OVRO lunch seminar, Bishop, Calif. (talk) [PPTX]24 Jun 2011
CARMA Science Symposium, Berkeley, Calif. (talk) [PPTX]1 Mar 2011
UC Berkeley Graduate-Student/Postdoc Seminar, Berkeley, Calif. (talk) [PPTX]18 Feb 2011
ALMA Spectroscopy 2011 conference, Victoria, BC, Canada (poster) [PDF]15 Jan 2011
URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, Colo. (talk) [PPTX]5 Jan 2011
UC Berkeley Radio Astronomy Laboratory Seminar, Berkeley, Calif. (talk) [PPTX]8 Nov 2010
American Astronomical Society 215th Meeting, Washington, DC (poster) [PDF]4 Jan 2010
UC Berkeley Graduate-Student/Postdoc Seminar, Berkeley, Calif. (talk) [PPTX]4 Dec 2009
UVa Undergraduate Research Network Symposium, Charlottesville, Va. (talk) 4 Nov 2005
UVa Society of Physics Students meeting, Charlottesville, Va. (talk)30 Sep 2005
U of Rochester Physics & Astronomy REU Symposium, Rochester, N.Y. (talk)5 Aug 2005
TEACHINGUC Berkeley, Astronomy Dept. & Radio Astronomy Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.
Co-instructor
– AY 250: Radio 101, Introduction to Radio Astronomy (graduate seminar) Fall 2010
Graduate student instructor
– AY C10: Introductory Astronomy for Non-majors (undergraduate)Fall 2009
– AY 7A: Introductory Astronomy for Majors (undergraduate) Fall 2008
iFly SF Bay, Union City, Calif.
Physics lecturer: taught physics at a skydiving tunnel Summer 2011
Independent physics tutor, Berkeley, Calif.
Tutor high school and college students in physics2009–
Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, Va.
Faculty member: taught AP, general, freshman, & research physics Fall 2006, Spring 2008
Yinhatil Nab’en School, San Mateo Ixtatán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Faculty member: taught secondary-level math, physics, and music 2007
University of Virginia Athletics Dept., Charlottesville, Va.
Tutor: tutored UVa athletes in Calculus 2003–2006
SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
Public lectures Mt. Tam Astronomy Program, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Calif. [PPTX] 5 Apr 2014
Wonderfest New Science Smorgasbord, San Francisco, Calif. [PPTX] [video] 11 Dec 2013
Wonderfest Science-Comedy Improv Blitz, San Francisco, Calif. [video] 1 Nov 2013
Charlottesville Astronomical Society, Charlottesville, Va. (webinar) [PPTX]7 Aug 2013
Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, Calif. [PPTX]23 Mar 2013
UC Berkeley Physics Dept. "Launch Day," Berkeley, Calif. [PPTX]21 Aug 2012
Peninsula Astronomical Society, Los Altos Hills, Calif. [PPTX]10 Aug 2012
Cerro Coso Community College, Bishop, Calif. [PPTX]10 Nov 2011
East Bay Astronomical Society, Oakland, Calif. [PPTX]27 Nov 2010
Charlottesville Astronomical Society, Charlottesville, Va.2 Nov 2005
WorkshopsWonderfest, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.Sep 2013 – Jan 2014
Science Envoy
– Member of the inaugural class of eight Envoys from Berkeley and Stanford
– Engaged in monthly science communication workshops
– Spoke at public Wonderfest events (see "Public Lectures" section for videos)
Science communication workshop with Alan Alda, Stanford, Calif.16–18 Jan 2014
Workshop by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Included media training, improvisation, and other techniques designed to improve scientists’ abilities to communicate successfully in challenging settings.
FameLab, San Francisco, Calif.
Science communication workshop followed by a three-minute public speaking competition in front of a live audience.7 Dec 2012
Other ExperienceU.S. Association for Young Physicists Tournaments
Board member 2014–
U.S. Invitational Young Physicists Tournament
Head juror (Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, Va.)Scheduled
Juror (Harker School, San Jose, Calif.)31 Jan – 1 Feb 2014
Juror (Harker School, San Jose, Calif.)1–2 Feb 2013
Team co-leader (WFS) (N.C. School of Science & Mathematics, Durham, N.C.)8–10 Feb 2008
“Strip the Cosmos” documentary filming, CARMA, Cedar Flat, Calif. 30 Jul 2014
Consulted with producers and was filmed on-site at CARMA for a documentary segment on star formation. The United States premiere will be in Nov 2014 on the Science channel.
Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, Calif.17, 28 Jul 2013
Built spectroscopes with elementary school kids at the Epworth Creative Arts Camp, and discussed exoplanets at Sunday school.
WFS capital campaign celebration, Woodberry Forest, Va.9 Nov 2012
Invited to speak about the importance of the science program at Woodberry Forest; the event marked the successful completion of the school's most recent capital campaign.
Communicating with Washington, Washington, D.C. 8–9 May 2012
Lobbied on behalf of the AAS.
Consultant for TV show “Castle”, Los Angeles, Calif. Nov 2011
Consulted with the producers of the TV show “Castle” about an episode involving radio astronomy, telescopes, satellites, and data collection.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICEJefferson Scholars Graduate Selection Committee, Charlottesville, Va.
Committee member: interviewed and selected candidates for the Jefferson Fellowship at the University of Virginia.Scheduled
Mentoring program, UC Berkeley Astronomy Dept., Berkeley, Calif.
Mentor master: co-leader of the graduate mentoring program.2010–2013
CARMA Science Symposium, Berkeley, Calif. (2011); Chicago, Ill. (2013)
SOC member: helped plan scientific program.8–9 Jul 2013
LOC member: managed conference finances.28 Feb – 1 Mar 2011
MISCELLANYMasala Chaat, Berkeley, Calif.
Food critic: reviewed all of Berkeley's 30+ Indian restaurants. Currently reviewing all 30+ restaurants in Cambridge and Somerville!2011–
Open Gate Kung Fu, El Cerrito, Calif.
I am proud to have been deemed “proficient” in Tan Tui, a set of 12 linear forms from Northern Shaolin Kung Fu.28 Aug 2014
KPFA radio, Berkeley, Calif.
Guest singer: I was invited to sing “Hallelujah” on “Music of the World,” hosted by Joanna Manqueros.18 Jun 2013
REFERENCESAvailable upon request.