Graduate Students

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Emiko Gardiner


I am a second-year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy, researching gravitational waves from supermassive black hole binaries with Luke Kelley. My research interests more broadly include the theoretical and computational study of black holes, gravitation, and cosmology. I graduated with a B.S. in Engineering Science and Physics from the University of Virginia (go hoos!) in 2022, where I worked with Jonathan Tan, Jan Staff, and Jon Ramsey on modeling ionization in massive protostellar outflow simulations and with Ilsang Yoon and Bjorn Emonts analyzing X-shaped radio galaxies to search for binary supermassive black holes.