Congratulations 2014 Astronomy PhDs!

Feb 26, 2014

Congratulations to our impending 2014 PhDs on their successful transitions to post-graduate careers in astronomy. Here is what they told us about their plans:

Blakesley Burkhart has accepted an Einstein Fellowship and a joint ITC-SMA fellowship at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics (CfA). "I'm incredibly excited to extend my PhD work on studying magnetic fields and turbulence to a vast range of astrophysical scales while at the CfA.  From measuring the turbulence velocity power spectrum in galaxy clusters using Hubble COS data, to studying the role of turbulence and  reconnection diffusion in star formation, I hope to be able to united analytic predictions from turbulence theory and numerics with the observations in order to address a wide array of problems."

Natalie Gosnell is going to be the W. J. McDonald Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. "I will be working on modeling the mass transfer formation of blue straggler-white dwarf binaries in NGC 188 and exploring the future evolution of blue straggler stellar products."

And Isak Wold will join Natalie at UT Austin. "I will be working with Prof. Steven Finkelstein at UT Austin.  I will continue my research focused on the properties of NUV selected z~1 LAEs, and I will also study the z=2-3.5 HETDEX LAE sample."

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