Current Graduate Student

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Steven Giacalone


I'm a first year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. My research interests mostly involve exoplanets and planetary science, although I'm eager to branch out into other areas of research over the next few years.

I attended college at the University of Chicago, where I graduated in 2017 with a BA in Physics and a specialization in Astrophysics. While in college, I had the pleasure of working on a variety of astrophysics-related projects. These projects involved, for instance, studying Transit Timing Variations in the orbits of rocky exoplanets, simulating exoplanet migration and the occurrence of "hot Earths," and modeling dust transport in protostellar disks.