Welcome, 2011/2012 Class of Grad Students

Aug 22, 2011

The UW-Madison Astronomy Department welcomes the incoming 2011/2012 class of graduate students.

Hye Seung Lee has a BS degree in astronomy and space science, and a Master's degree in astronomy from Chungnam National University in Daejeon, the Republic of Korea. Her areas of interest are cosmic ray acceleration and magnetic reconnection. She worked with Professors Lazarian and Desiati last year and went to Germany with Lazarian to work with well-known cosmic ray expert Professor Rienhard Schlickeiser on cosmic ray acceleration by turbulence.

Claire Murray has a BS degree in physics and astronomy from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Her areas of interest are extragalactic astronomy, especially stellar astrophysics and radio astronomy, with a specific focus on gaseous nebulae studies. Other interests include cluster dynamics, magnetic field interactions and the interstellar medium.

Benjamin Tofflemire has a BS degree in astronomy and physics, with a minor in mathematics, from the University of Washington. His areas of interest are the physics of stellar atmospheres, flares and magnetic activity. As a participant in the Astrophysics REU program last summer, he did research testing a new statistical analysis technique on three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations in the search for relationships between density distributions, turbulence and magnetic field strength under Professor Lazarian.

Image: Department orientation event for the incoming class of graduate students.

UW-Madison Astronomy Home